Worship: With our worship focus on the Holy Spirit, it seems right to welcome Dr. Cheryl Bridges Johns, Professor of Spiritual Renewal and Christian Formation at Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. Dr. Bridges Johns has represented the Pentecostal movement in ongoing Mennonite Church USA and Church of God (Cleveland) dialogues. Dr. Bridges Johns will share three sermons about the Holy Spirit with us.
Dr. Bridges Johns comes highly recommended, having given lectures across the country and around the world. She is the author of Finding Eternal Treasures and Pentecostal Formation: A Pedagogy Among the Oppressed. We look forward to worshipping with Dr. Cheryl Bridges Johns this year! Annual Meeting worship services are free and open to the public.
Workshops: Our workshops this year feature wide-ranging topics such as race in the central plains, using Matthew 18 for hard conversations, sustainable agriculture and cottage industry, preserving the Cheyenne language, singing hymns as Christian formation, talking about disabilities, and many more. Come to Annual Meeting and be enriched!
Delegate Sessions: In delegate sessions our congregations will be equipped to live out our Covenant of Spiritual Practices by focusing on the spiritual practice of reconciliation. We will also receive the Omaha Chin Christian Church into our fellowship, and celebrate the installation of new conference ministry staff.
Youth Delegates: Each congregation is invited to bring one youth delegate to be a voting member of the delegate body (and additional youth, if desired). In addition to having a voice around the tables in our delegate hall, youth will also have fun learning to know one another and our rich conference community.
Children: Childcare at Annual Meeting is always lots of fun!. Childcare will be offered at Iowa Mennonite School for children through grade 8 in the 2018-19 school year.
Special Events: This year, there’s lots to celebrate and even more fun to be had.
Thursday evening: Enjoy a pie and ice cream social sponsored by Everence.
Friday evening: Celebrate with Tim Detweiler as he retires after 19 years as
Conference Minister in CPMC.
Saturday afternoon: Installation of new conference ministry staff.
Saturday evening: Eat outdoors at a local farm and enjoy pizza fresh from a
wood-fired oven, live music, and fellowship at Geyer’s Oven Pizza. It
promises to be a great time!
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