Transformed Through Text

and Table

Transformed Through Text
and Table

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.

REGISTER by June 1 to get the early registration fee

LODGING: Lodging in homes, at AMBS, and at Camp Friedenswald is on a first come, first serve basis. We have also reserved rooms in Comfort Suites and Holiday Inn Express. 

FAMILY DAY ACTIVITES: Golf Outing, Run/Walk/Bike-a-thon, Cookout at Camp Friedenswald, Pastor Appreciation Dinner, Worship, Music and Ice Cream following worship

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: Childcare is available for Infants through age 4, Planned activities for children K-6. Registration, Medical Release and Field Trip Permission Forms required.

DELEGATES: Schedule and Docket

WORSHIP: Communion will be served in every service. Saturday worship (12:15-1:15p) is a liturgical meal/lunch.

SEMINARS: Saturday

Engaging the Spirituality of Jesus with John Bell at Prairie Street Mennonite Church. Cost $20/person. This seminar runs from 9-12n, breaks for lunch, then goes from 1:30-4:00p. Paricipants may choose to participate in either one or both of the sessions.

Rethinking our Relationship with each Other and the Bible with Jewel Gingerich Longenecker, 9a-12n

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY : Donations will go to Church Community Services and The Window

Note: The staff and Board of Central District Conference regret the recent action of Indiana State legislators re the RFRA (religious freedom restoration act) law. We want to assure registrants that all are welcome to our annual meeting.  

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

Congratulations to:
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

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

Contact Us:
Central District Conference, 1015 Division St, Goshen, Indiana, 46528
Phone: 800.662.2264; 574.534.1485
FAX: 574.534.8654

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