Introducing Our New Vision

Allegheny Mennonite Conference

We Are:

A regional body of churches

        Diverse in theology and perspective

           Committed to mutual support

                Working with Jesus as our center

                     Partners in ministry in our neighborhoods

                        Discovering peace and justice together

As we journey, we want to:

— follow Jesus

— laugh often

— be compassionate

— respond to real stuff

— make allies

 

If you want to know – who is Allegheny Mennonite Conference – this is what we are saying:

We are a group of 12 congregations from PA, WV, MD and DE who are raising two significant priorities:

  • to be a conference whose highest priority is to walk in the way of Jesus, the center of our faith, and
  • to be so committed to place-based ministry, ministry in our local neighborhoods, that everything we do flows out of this commitment to offer Jesus’ reconciliation in our home towns.

We value relationships.  We commit our delegates to be present at three gatherings each year to share what God is doing in our various places, so that we can celebrate and counsel with one another.  Our pastors commit to be engaged regularly in pastor peer gatherings for sharing, education and counsel.

We value diversity. We believe diversity of thought and practice will sharpen one another in extending the reign of God in our neighborhoods.

We value staying at the table.  Not imposing our agenda on one another, yet discerning together how God is speaking into the life of our conference and the lives of our congregations, we aspire as adult siblings to honor one another with ongoing conversation, seeking our future together.

Allegheny Mennonite Conference.

Jesus centered.  Collaborative.  Extending God’s reign on earth as it is in heaven.

If you are interested in learning more about Allegheny Mennonite Conference or one of our congregations, you can start by contacting our office at 814-443-2007 or emailing us at office@alleghenymennoniteconference.org

 

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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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