Mennonite Women Events at Orlando 2017

Mennonite Women USA will celebrate our 100th anniversary all week long!
Our theme is Fruit from the Vine, based on John 15.5.

  1. Tuesday, July 4, we will sponsor a prayer walk with Mennonite Men. Meet at the West E/F Lobby, 5:30 pm.
  2. Wednesday, July 5 is Mennonite Women Day! Join with hundreds at 7:30 in the Valencia Ballroom for our Centennial Celebration, featuring a brand new song, drama, storytelling and video features. PLUS! The brand new history book: Circles of Sisterhood: a history of mission, service and fellowship in Mennonite Women’s organizations will be released for sale. The author, Anita Hooley Yoder, will be ready to sign your book.
  3. Six seminars will be offered throughout the week by MW staff and board on timely topics.
  4. The Mennonite Women USA Booth will feature new items to purchase, a raffle of original art, a make-it and take-it, a daily deal and conversation with staff and board members. And… on Wednesday, buy the brand new Centennial t-shirt for just $10!
  5. Our website is now filled with resources YOU can use as you celebrate locally.
  6. Follow Orlando happenings on our MW Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
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Morgantown Church of the Brethren Seeks Music Director

Morgantown Church of the Brethren in West Virginia is looking for a Music Director beginning in September. This is a part-time, paid position. It could include choir directing, selecting music to fit the worship, encouraging music gifts among the congregation, and accompanying on the piano and perhaps other instruments, depending on the candidate. Students and other young people are encouraged to apply.

For further information, contact Linda Yoder, chair of the Leadership Team, at lindakyoder@gmail.com.

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Celebration of Congregations and Conference to be held in August

The annual Celebration of Congregations and Conference will be held on August 4-6, 2017 at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center. This will be the 141st year for Allegheny Mennonite Conference. We hope you join us for the whole weekend. The theme is “On the way with Jesus…joining in God’s work” using the scripture reference Luke 9:57-10:42.  The speakers will be Ben Wideman (University Church), Tom Tennefoss (Grace Fellowship), and Leah Rittenhouse (Stahl Church and Johnstown Service Adventure). Saturday evening we will again be treated to ice cream, provided by Everence. Saturday evening after worship and ice cream, there will be a time of poetry and prose.  There will be activities for children, youth, and a staffed nursery will be provided during the worship services and business sessions. Plan on attending the weekend where you can celebrate and fellowship with one another.  Here is a registration form: registration forms

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International Guest House turns 50

50 Yr Celebration: May 6-7

The International Guest House is turning 50!  The early visionaries in 1967, Allegheny Mennonite Conference, and those volunteers who followed have kept sight of and held close the mission of hospitality in the Christian/Mennonite tradition.house

It is fitting that after five decades we celebrate the moving experiences of our past and present guest and faithful volunteers, including co-hosts, staff members, board members, leaders, and those who provide emotional and financial support.

We have set the weekend of May 6-7, 2017 as a time of celebration at IGH and Hyattsville Mennonite Church, our supporting congregation.  1441 Kennedy Street NW, Washington, DC has undergone delightful and necessary renovations to maintain both the function and beauty of this special house, only possible through the special financial gifts and amazing efforts of organization and labor from supporting churches, IGH hosts and staff, and others who support the mission at IGH.  Come celebrate with us.

Saturday
2:00 pm – Open house at International Guest House (1441 Kennedy St. NW)
4:30 pm – Program of memories and thanks at International Guest House
7:30 pm – Tea and conversation at International Guest House

Sunday
11:00 am – Worship and celebration at Hyattsville Mennonite Church (4217 East West Highway, Hyattsville, MD)
12:30 pm – International potluck meal at Hyattsville Mennonite Church
03:00 pm – Open house at International Guest House

Ilene Weinbrenner, Board Chair

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