September 23, 2022 | The Leadership Enrichment Committee was drawn to this theme after two years of the challenges brought by the pandemic. During the crisis in leadership in VMC, persons have experienced trauma. We hope this space and theme will provide an opportunity to learn and heal and continue to be faithful followers of Jesus.
Mennonite Women of Virginia will be having a prayer breakfast on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Trissels Mennonite Church’s fellowship hall from 6:45 – 8:15 a.m. Come enjoy a delicious breakfast, hear updates about Elena and Freddy de Satalaya’s ministry in Peru and spend some time in prayer for them.
Join us as we unpack and repack our recent experiences as a Conference. We will hear and share with brothers and sisters united by faith in Jesus Christ and the vision to be communities of healing and hope, sent to the world as a witness to God’s love for the world.
Credentialed leaders who have not yet taken the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) are encouraged to attend this training on Thursday, July 14, beginning at 12:00. RSVP to come. (Completion of the IDI is required for VMC credentialed leaders.)
The “Tongue-Tied: Learning the Lost Art of Talking About Faith” event with Sara Wenger Shenk has been cancelled.
From Scarcity to Abundance is a VMC Leadership Enrichment sponsored and facilitated by Everence for credentialed persons in Virginia Mennonite Conference.
Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Bedford is the keynote speaker of EMU’s annual Augsburger Lecture Series. She will speak on the malleability, materiality and mission of theology. A pastors’ enrichment event will take place on Tuesday afternoon from 4-6 pm.
Ladies, don’t miss our exciting Annual Missions Day, beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a taste of cultural bread from Central Asia, then hear from a missionary serving there. We will spend time in worship, and share financially with love gifts for current missionaries and ministries through Virginia Mennonite Missions. Our time together will wrap up with lunch and fellowship together. See you there!
These guided imaginative scripture contemplation sessions will give you the opportunity to slow down and rest in God’s presence for an hour a week during the Lenten season.
Powhatan Mennonite Church, Powhatan, Va., will host the 2022 Winter Delegate Assembly on February 5. In addition to an in-person meeting, the event will be hosted on a Zoom call, allowing for delegate voting and feedback regardless of location.
In this one-hour webinar, Michael Danner, associate executive director of Mennonite Church USA, will provide an overview of MC USA’s structure and decision-making – including conversation about how the upcoming special session of the 2022 Delegate Assembly (May 27-30, Kansas City, Missouri) fits into the big picture.
A worship service is planned to commission Sara Wenger Shenk as Virginia Mennonite Conference Moderator and commemorate Richard Early’s tenure as VMC Moderator.