Grant Miller will be ordained on May 22 at Kalamazoo Mennonite Fellowship, in their 5:30 pm worship service. Joanne Gallardo will officiate.
Bethel Mennonite Church, Ashely, MI had their final worship service on Easter Sunday, April 17. A decision to close at this time came primarily because of Pastor Joe Pendleton’s health issues. While we grieve the losses with this closing, we celebrate the stories of God’s faithfulness to Bethel congregation and of their faithful witness of God’s presence throughout more than a century of fellowship together. We also celebrate that another group began meeting in their building on April 24 and that they will be an ongoing witness of God’s redeeming love in the Ashley community.
The Intercultural Working Group for IMMC is in its final stages of formation. If you are a person from a minoritized community that has a passion for seeing racial equity and inclusion in our conference, please reach out to Joanne Gallardo.
On May 17, Michelle Cabanaw will begin orientation to her new position with our conference, serving as bookkeeper and administrative assistant.