December 9, 2021

  • Joanne Gallardo and Sharon Yoder attended annual meetings, virtually, with MC Canada and MC USA conference and regional ministers on December 2 and 3. The in-person meeting was cancelled for the second consecutive year because of Covid. Virtual gatherings included resourcing from Tanya and Dan White, Jr., founding members of The Kineo Center, newly formed to support ministry leaders in finding rest, refreshment, and renewal.  
  • Sharon joined Prairie Street Mennonite Church’s 150th celebration on November 21. Invigorating music and storytelling gave witness to God’s faithfulness in the past and hope for ongoing Spirit guidance into the future.
  • Joanne preached at Fellowship of Hope November 14 and at College Mennonite Church on December 5.
  • Missional Leadership Team held an in-person meeting in the spacious fellowship hall at East Goshen Mennonite Church on December 4. A significant focus for the day was to develop goals for Growing Our Intercultural Witness.