AMC at Orlando 2017

Allegheny Conference was well represented at MCUSA’s biannual convention in Orlando July 4 – 8.

For those who went to convention, what were some of the highlights of your week? What were some of the things you struggled with? What did you learn? What will you take away from this experience?

A special edition of the AMC newsletter featuring highlights from conference members’ experiences at Orlando 2017 is being assembled. Please submit any reflections or pictures you would like to be included in this newsletter by Saturday, July 29 to naomit@alleghenymennoniteconference.org.

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AMC Delegation Attends Central District Gathering

On June 22-24, four people from AMC attended Central District Conference’s (CDC) annual meeting. Representatives from CDC will attend AMC’s Celebration of Congregations and Conference in August. To learn more about this process of networking, see “Allegheny and Central District conferences explore new relationship,” posted on the Mennonite on June 27.
If you haven’t registered for our summer Celebration of Congregations and Conference yet, early registration ends July 14! Click here to download the registration form.

The theme for CDC’s 2017 annual gathering was “Abounding in Love… Abiding in Grace.”

AMC reps, Enos Tice and Julie Swartzentruber, along with others at CDC’s annual gathering, look on as RAWtools demonstrates how they turn guns into garden tools.

Delegates and visitors participate in table groups at CDC’s annual gathering.

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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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