11:45 a.m – 1:15 p.m. Mennonite Men Luncheon
Hear about new work with Mennonite Men, discuss how to promote healthy male formation and see our new book Peaceful at Heart: Anabaptist Reflections on Healthy Masculinity from Institue of Mennonite Studies
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions Meeting
The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (CSCS) invites the attendance of any interested in learning about CSCS activities in the Mennonite church and community. We extend a special invitation to those interested in pastoral workshops on climate change, as we discuss the ways that congregations can engage with climate issues.
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. MCC Friends Gathering
Come, all who have ever volunteered in an MCC Thrift Shop, at a relief sale, when the mobile cannery comes to your area or in any other way. Come, all who have served in an MCC assignment, whether for many years, for one year, for a few months – whether far away or in your home town. Come, all who have prayed for or supported MCC. Come if you just want to learn more about MCC! Drop in at the MCC Friends Gathering for refreshments and conversation
9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. AMBS Alumni and Friends
All alumni and friends of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary are warmly invited to connect with each other and seminary employees at this gathering!
9:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. Hesston College Alumni & Friends Gathering
All Hesston alumni and friends are invited to a reception for conversation and renewing of friendships. Hear President Joe Manickam share about Hesston’s Global Engagement efforts, as well as other new initiatives. Enjoy an opportunity to visit with President Manickam and college representatives.
9:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. Faith Formation Gathering
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network Gathering
Come and join a circle of sharing how God is moving in and among Mennonite spiritual directors. If you are an active spiritual director, or interested in becoming one, you are welcomed to join the circle for sharing, connecting and networking.
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Missional Discipleship Initiative Gathering
All past and present participants of the Mission Discipleship program are invited to join this gathering hosted by Marvin Lorenzana.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. People of Color Dinner
The Racial Ethnic Council invites all people of color to attend a special dinner to meet new people, network and hear about the Racial Ethnic Council and their work. The Racial Ethnic Council is sponsoring a youth/young adult gathering in 2020, and we’d like to hear your ideas.
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Team Trivia Night
You won’t want to miss what has become a convention tradition! Join the Mennonite Colleges & Universities staff in their booth and put your random knowledge to the test for a night of Team Trivia. Form teams of six or fewer youth and come ready to compete. Prizes awarded to the top teams. Sign up your team at the MCU booth throughout the week, but sign up early because space is limited. You just might know more than you think!
7:15p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Mennonite Concerto
This delightful presentation touches on our Anabaptist history of suffering, joy and praise. The evening includes the concerto performance, preceded by choral and congregational singing of ten hymns, interspersed with illuminating narration. Mennonites’ reliance on God throughout their difficult history is expressed in these hymns. Composer Victor Davies uses the ten hymns in striking, contemporary ways throughout the concerto. In this presentation, the concerto will be performed by world-renowned duo-pianists, Redekopp and Edwards.
7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Young Adult Networking for Creation Care
The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions and Mennonite Creation Care Network invite young adults to gather for an open discussion about issues in creation care. Come hear about efforts at sustainability by students at college campuses and by recent college graduates. This is an opportunity to network with young adults who care about our impact on the planet, and who are interested in the church actively engaging in solutions.
7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. MVS’ 75th Birthday Celebration/Reunion
Join us as we celebrate 75 years of Mennonite Voluntary Service. MVS alum are invited to gather and share their stories.
7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Mennonite World Conference: a growing global community
The global Anabaptist church is growing. Come hear stories of how the Holy Spirit is actively drawing people to Jesus Christ and transforming these people of God into communities of reconciliation and hope.
9:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. Mennonite Palestine-Israel Network (Menno-PIN) Reception
This reception will provide an opportunity for all persons interested in the work of Menno-PIN to meet one another, learn more about the network and hear about recent developments in Israel-Palestine.
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Mennonite History Luncheon
Come join us for a time of food, fellowship and storytelling with friends from across the church who care about Mennonite history.
9:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. EMU Alumni and Parent Reception
Network and engage with EMU alumni, parents and friends. EMU President, Susan Schultz Huxman, will provide a short university update. Hope you will join us!
9:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. Bluffton Alumni Reception
Bluffton’s 10th president, Dr. Jane M. Wood, would like to meet you! Please stop by the Bluffton reception for fellowship and refreshment.
9:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. Goshen College Alumni and Friends Reception
All Goshen College alumni and friends are invited for a time to mingle and hear a G.C. update. Door prizes will be given and light refreshments served.
9:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. Bethel College Alumni Reception
Bethel College alumni and friends are invited to gather with each other and other current faculty, staff, and students.