2015 Annual Meeting
Transformed Through Text and Table
Hosted by the Goshen/Elkhart area congregations at Southside Mennonite Fellowship
on the campus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana
June 11-13, 2015
Send in your DELEGATE REPORT FORM by May 1, 2015.
VIDEO: Who Are the Mennonites?
Map Link to All CDC Congregations
Journeys with God: a biblical curriculum from MEA
Radical Hospitality: Responding to the Issue of Immigration - Bible study from MC USA
Transformed Through Text
Call for Delegates:
June 11-13, 2015 Central District Central congregations will be hosting the annual meeting at Southside Fellowship on the AMBS Campus in Elkhart, Indiana. The theme of Transformed Through Text and Table will be the focus for our time together. Each congregation is invited to send at least two delegates. Congregations with more than 30 active participants/members are invited to send one delegate for every thirty members or fraction thereof. In addition, each congregation may send one high school age youth delegate. Delegate lists may be sent online, by email to , or by downloading the delegate report form and sending it to Central District Conference, 1015 Division St, Goshen, IN 46528 by May 1, 2015.
Congratulations, Global Youth Summit Grant Recipients
We are pleased to announce that the following seven young adults have each received a $500 grant that will cover registration, lodging, and meals to the Global Youth Summit. GYS will be held just before the Mennonite World Conference Assembly at Messiah College from July 17-19 .
Alison Brookins, Madison Mennonite
Angelo Luis, Atlanta Mennonite Fellowship
Shelby Burge, Eighth Street Mennonite
SaeJin Lee, Hively Ave Mennonite
Mara Weaver, Mennonite Church of Normal
Emily Hodges Nyce, Shalom Mennonite Congregation
Aaron Johnson, Eighth Street Mennonite
Immigration. The word is tossed around and debated in our media, government, classrooms, and churches. These conversations are often loaded with emotion and opinions. What are the basic facts about U.S. immigration? Who are the people involved? What does the Bible have to say to us as Christians about immigration? What role might we fill as Anabaptists within this age-old challenge?
These questions and more are unpacked in the Bible study, Radical Hospitality: R esponding to the issue of immigration. This free resource is specifically designed to be flexible and accessible; all materials are available below for download and the curriculum can be customized to meet your group’s needs. The core curriculum is based on five videos (each 15-20 min.) and an accompanying Resource Guide, which includes tips for facilitating a successful experience, discussion questions, and a robust list of support materials.
This resource is ideal for adult Sunday School classes, small fellowship groups, weekend adult Bible Schools, and congregational in-services. The curriculum can be customized to be 6 to 13 weeks long, depending on your group’s preference. Check out the Radical Hospitality six-week core curriculum and download the Bible study guide.
Helping Recent Immigrants Attend MWC Assembly
CDC Matching Funds Available
MWC has also invited area conferences to help with registration costs for recent immigrants who would like to attend MWC Assembly, but are not able to pay the full cost. The full registration cost is $575, which includes meals. MWC will subsidize $150 of this cost, and will help attendees find lodging in homes for only $25/night. MWC is inviting conferences to also offer $150, so that the registration cost for the person attending is only $275.
Because CDC does not have many primarily immigrant congregations, CDC is inviting congregations to consider whether there are such congregations in their area, even if they are not part of CDC. If a CDC congregation is able to work with an immigrant congregation to help send some of their community to MWC Assembly, paying at least $50 per person to help them with that, CDC will match $100 per registrant. If interested, please contact the conference office at 800.662.2264 or