Welcome to weNote, a monthly collection of announcements and information we want to share with you and invite you to share within your congregation.

Ministry to the Incarcerated 

The internationally endorsed and best selling book Ministry to the Incarcerated has been republished by Masthof Press at a reduced price with discounts for organizations. Note the “new” book cover.

This book is used worldwide by researchers, educators, prison ministries, penal reform groups, reentry ministries, and criminal justice advocates.

In the Afterword Dr. Henry G. Covert shares his personal experience as state chaplain for an execution. This Flyer provides the ordering information or visit the Masthof Press website.

Peacemaking Education Opportunities

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is offering trainings that would be beneficial for leaders both in and out of your congregation. Learn more by clicking the links below:

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (“MSTI”) — The 32-hour training is useful for clergy who are looking for continuing education opportunities in addition to honing their mediation skills. The next three MSTIs will be in Huron, OH (May 27-31; Christ Episcopal Church), Cranberry Twp, PA (June 24-28; Cranberry Presbytery), and, Glen Ellyn, IL (August 4-9; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church).

Fractured Lives, Fractured Churches: Healing the Breach — Estrangement in private lives often leads to intense tribalism in public life. Anchored in Family Systems, the workshop is designed to help leaders understand the phenomenon of estrangement, how it comes about, and how the church can be a gathering place for restoration and healing.

Leadership Development Through Family Systems Cohorts — More copies can be downloaded and printed from our website. There are three separate groups that meet, providing a wider option of dates to choose from. The pre-registration deadline for saving $100 is September 9th, 2024.

Upcoming Events

Mark these events on your calendars and plan to participate!

  • June 7-8: Summer Fest will be an in-person gathering for anyone in IMMC held in Indianapolis.
  • June 9: Conference Sunday is a package of content that can be used in congregations following Summer Fest.
  • September 13-14: All-Teams Retreat is a gathering for fellowship, team-building, and visioning for all of those on IMMC leadership teams.
  • September 25: Compassionate Leadership Webinar is for pastors and leaders in IMMC’s congregations.
  • November 22-24: Pastor Gathering is a retreat and equipping time for pastors in IMMC’s congregations.

IMMC is Looking for Volunteers

Are you looking for a way to use your time to benefit the work of God in our conference? From time-to-time we have simple but time-consuming tasks that we could use some help with. This might include preparing handouts for an event, assembling mailings, organizing items, or other tasks like these. With limited staff time, it would be a blessing to know of those in the Elkhart County area willing to be on an on-call volunteer list. There would be no set hours or required times to work, just a willingness to receive requests and respond with your availability. If you are willing or are looking to learn more, please contact Clayton at the Conference Office. Thanks for considering!