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On November 9, 2019 Journey Mennonite Church put on a grand banquet celebrating Pastor Howard and Cathy Wagler’s 27 years of leadership.  December 31, 2019 marked the end of Howard’s role as Lead Pastor of Journey Mennonite Church. A new co-leadership model at Journey began in January 2020 with Jim Ostlund as Directional Pastor and […]

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In September 2019, the junior and senior youth from Light of Life Mennonite Church of Farmington, New Mexico each enjoyed their own retreats. The Junior Youth went camping in the La Plata Canyon and hiked to the top of Cumberland Pass. The Senior Youth spent a weekend at a mountain cabin. Each group of young […]

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Crystal Springs hosted their first “Unrehearsed Christmas Pageant” on December 15th.  Through a connection with SCC Regional Conference Minister Howard Keim, pastor Talashia Keim Yoder shared details of the service her congregation (College Mennonite in Goshen Indiana) has been using for the past four years.  Pastor Josh Patterson reports, “We had a wonderful evening but […]

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Before Journey@McPherson purchased and began renovating their building, formerly a grocery store in downtown McPherson, their vision was for a space that would become a community center used more during the week than on weekends.   In order to expand mid-week usage, Journey@McPherson has begun renovating part of the currently unused space in their building.  Many […]

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On September 22, 2019 Light of Life Mennonite Church of Farmington, New Mexico held a special Commissioning Service for Winfred Kurley. Win, who has recently retired from his career as an electrician for a local mine, has been sensing God’s call to a more focused ministry. He is passionate about the Word of God and […]

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The congregations and pastors of SCC’s southern District, Unidad Cristiana de Iglesias Menonitas (UCIM) gathered for their annual meeting November 1-2.  Reflections on Philippians 2:1-5 were shared from three pastors of congregations in UCIM, Mayra Hernandez, Norma Schmucker, and Claudia Cedillo.        Reflecting on the gathering, outgoing Regional Conference Minister, Lupe Aguilar found encouragement in the […]

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Pastor and church planter, Omot Aganya of Eden Life Church, has a vision for continuing his ministry of church planting with outreach initiatives in cities where he has connections with communities of people from Ethopia.  He has recently received a $15,000 grant from the Schowalter Foundation Inc. to pursue this outreach task.  Pray with us […]

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The idea of a mystery church visit had been percolating in my mind for several weeks.  I had prayed about it, brainstormed about it, and knew it required action. I finally e-mailed pastor Jeff Blackburn about my crazy idea.  Several days later I was overjoyed to get an enthusiastic response: “Miriam, this is an excellent […]

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In 2015, during a time of discouragement and depression, Hal connected with Journey@Yoder campus pastor, Dale Yoder.  During the months and years after this connection Dale worked alongside Hal through some difficult situations resulting in a re-connection his faith family.  In 2018 the community realized Hal’s need for an accessible housing situation.  After discussing different options they […]

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On April 1, the Kingman Community kicked off the Circles program.  The mission of Circles is to help people get out of poverty through education, emotional support and mentoring. The first class began with 19 family units with 11 units graduating on August 26. At the graduation ceremony, four individuals shared their stories of experiencing […]

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