June 15, 2024

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We recognize the importance of observing Juneteenth and encourage each of you to find ways to observe this in your own community or to learn the history of this important day. One place to begin your learning is in this article written by Wilma A. Bailey, Ph.D, in honor of Juneteenth in 2023: Juneteenth: A history.

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“Renewal is in the Air!” We boldly proclaimed this expectation during the first call to worship at Summer Fest ’24. And we truly experienced God’s Spirit inviting us to new ways of living and being together as a conference. Thanks be to God! We are deeply grateful for the warm hospitality of the Mara Christian Church of America – Indiana, who hosted us in Greenwood June 7-8.

Merle Hostetler and his 24 years of meaningful ministry at East Goshen Mennonite Church. He will conclude ministry there on June 23.

weGive week and the many ways you support the ministry of IMMC! Thank-you! Our goal is to raise $13,500 through your support this week. See more here.

Group games, lawn games, hymn sing, creating worship art, and breaks from sessions created meaningful spaces to interact with one another at Summer Fest ’24. We were grateful for the opportunity to connect with youth and young adult delegates this year.

Joanne joined MC USA conference ministers in a monthly zoom meeting June 11, where they shared how our different conferences structure their annual gatherings.

Joanne completed Intercultural Development Inventory debriefs with IMMC team members. In the coming year, IMMC will work to administer the IDI to pastors.

Transitional and interim pastors engaged in conversation about transforming congregational conflictat our quarterly meeting.Sharon was one of 11 in this zoom meeting on June 12.

Ndunge Sefu began as interim pastor at Kalamazoo Mennonite Fellowship on June 2.

Kern Road recently launched a search for its new pastoral team. Steve Slagel serves as search guide for their process.