Family Day events are open to everyone! You do not need to register for the annual meeting to attend.

FRIDAY – Delegate Session 1 in Marbeck Center Commons

FRIDAY – Delegate Session 2 in Marbeck Center Commons

  • 1:15p
    • Announcing Membership Vote
    • Congregational Story: Mennonite Church of Normal
    • Historical Vignette/Camp Friedenswald Highlights
  • 1:45p
    • Plenary and Table Group Discussion with Dr Drew Hart
  • 3:15p – BREAK/Snacks
  • 3:45p – Seminars in Centennial Hall
    • Preparing for Orlando 2017 led by Terry Shue
    • Changing the Way the Church Views Racism led by Drew Hart
    • Resonate: Shaping a new worship and song collection for MC USA and Mennonite Church Canada led by Bradley Kauffman
    • Women, Dig In: Exploring Bible Study for the 21st Century led by Marlene Bogard
    • Christian Formation for Children led by Carrie Mast and Louise Matthews
  • 5:15p – Transition
  • 5:30p – DINNER
    • Mennonite Women, Marbeck Center Kreider Hall
    • Mennonite Men, Marbeck Center Bob’s Place
    • Anyone not attending one of the two dinners above may choose to eat in Marbeck Center Commons or eat off campus
    • A list of Bluffton Area Restaurants is available (in delegate packets) for those who would like to eat off campus
  • 7:00p – FREE TIME
  • 7:30p – Worship at Yoder Recital Hall. Speakers: Doug Luginbill, Jorge Vielman, and Lefuarn Harvey
  • 9:00p –  Informal Gathering Get Acquainted with folks from Berea, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh with snacks in Marbeck Center Bob’s Place


  • 8:30a – Worship at Yoder Recital Hall. Speakers: Anita Rediger, pastor at Emmaus Road Mennonite Fellowship, Berne, Ind and Emily Hedrick, pastor of Lima Mennonite Church, Lima, Ohio
  • 10:00a – BREAK

Delegate Session 3 in Marbeck Center Commons

  • 10:30a
    • Congregational Story: Hively Avenue Mennonite Church/Eighth Street Mennonite Church
    • Constituency Leaders Council Report
    • Sharing Around Tables
  • 11:00a
    • Ministerial Committee Report: Recognition of new pastors/credentialed leaders and remembering pastors who have died
  • 11:15a
    • MCC Great Lakes Report
    • ACTION: 2017-2018 Spending Plan
    • Listening Committee Report
  • 11:45a
    • Evaluations
    • Close of Delegate Sessions
    • Songs/Benediction
  • 12:00p – Close of Annual Meeting
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