Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace so that God’s healing and hope flow through us to the world – MCUSA Purposeful Plan, 2011
The 2017 Spring Assembly will be held April 22 from 9am to 4pm, at Bethel Mennonite Church: 2335 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The theme of this Assembly is, “Communities of Grace, Joy and Peace,” based on MCUSA’s Purposeful Plan and Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse (Spanish), as well as on Colossians 3:12-17 and Psalms 140:12.
In the morning, delegates will do the business of conference: receiving reports, nominating leaders, voting on receiving new member congregations, and passing a new annual budget.
The afternoon will feature sharing from a panel of individuals on the topic of creating “communities of grace, joy and peace” regarding how we prevent and address instances of abuse by those within the church family.
A bus is available for transportation from the Lancaster area to Bethel Mennonite Church in Gettysburg, PA ($15 per person). The bus will depart from Neffsville Mennonite Church at 7 a.m. and return by 6 p.m.
Registration has been closed, but we hope you’ll still join us on Saturday! To reserve a seat on the bus, please email email@example.com.
Reports to Delegates – Spring Assembly 2017
Spring Assembly Agenda
Annual Assembly 2016 Minutes from Ridgeview MC, October 22
Proposed Budget 2017-2018
March 31 YTD Statement of Income & Expense
March 31 YTD Balance Sheet
New Minister Introductions Spring 2017
Letters of Request
See past reports to delegates at the Past Assemblies section of ACC’s webpage