Deepening Our Relationship With God
April 26 & 27, 2019
Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, ON
with April Yamasaki
Discernment Documents & Financial Reports
An important part of our gathering is the "business" of the church. Faithfulness and stewardship undergird ministry within MCEC. Documents will be posted over the next few months.
- MCEC Bylaw Changes
The Executive Council brings a proposed Bylaw revision for delegate approval at the 2019 Annual Church Gathering. While much of the content of the current bylaw is carried over into the revised bylaw, the structure of the proposed revision is significantly different. The Introduction will highlight some of the important differences between the two documents.
1. Introduction to the MCEC 2019 Bylaw Revision
2. Current MCEC Bylaw (pdf download)
3. Proposed MCEC Bylaw (pdf download)
Advance Consultation Meetings are scheduled prior of the Annual Church Gathering to ask questions and offer feedback on the new bylaw. Everyone is invited to attend electronically hosted meetings at three different time slots. MCEC’s Zoom platform will be used to inform constituents of the changes and provide information. The advance meetings will be the primary forum to offer feedback on the bylaw. Up to half an hour will be allotted in the agenda to process the motion at the Gathering.
Scheduled dates and times are
- 7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 2
- 1:30 pm, Thursday, April 11
- 10:30 am, Saturday, April 20.
If you wish to participate in the videoconference, please RSVP to Joan Schooley at email@example.com or 226.476.2500 x700 / 855-476-2500 x700.
Executive Council requests that any suggestions or motions related to the bylaw revision are submitted in writing (electronic or paper) in advance of the Annual Church Gathering. Please send any suggestions or motions to Joan Schooley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Motion Clarifying MCEC Ministry Priorities
Providing low cost rent to other charitable organizations
- Slate of Volunteers
- Financial Statements
- Spending Plan/Budget
- All Motions
Study Psalm 27 in preperation for our time together.
"Psalm 27 expresses a deep, personal relationship with God in times of joy and trouble. It points the way to how we might deepen our relationship with God." - April Yamasaki
A consultation is set for April 6 with 25 youth and 25 adults from MCEC. They will name the challenges and dream about the possibilities for youth ministry today and begin to articulate a vision for youth ministry within MCEC. Come and hear what this group of committed leaders across MCEC have discerned together.
We anticipate an announcement of who our new Mission Minister will be. Brian Bauman, Mission Minister, will retire December 31, 2019. Come and hear the vision of mission ministry within MCEC. We'll also look at mission ministry in local congregations. How is God calling and leading us?