Tending Transformation


Central District Conference 


The annual meeting will be held in person June 23-25, 2022 at Goshen College, College Mennonite Church. Masks will be required. We are also offering the opportunity for folks to join worship live via Goshen College’s livestream and to join the delegate sessions via Zoom. Registration is $50/adult and $25/youth delegate. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants after they register. Registration for children K-12 is $15/child, children 0-4 are free.



Delegate Sessions



Children's Program

Art representing our “Spirit, bless our souls with yearning” theme will be auctioned this year as a fundraiser. All proceeds will go to the Emerging Communtites of Faith Fund.

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Golf Outing at Black Squirrel Golf Course

1017 Larimer Dr, Goshen, IN 46526

Thursday, June 23, 11:00a first tee time; additional groups will follow

$35/person, includes a cart

Lunch will be available in the Black Squirrel Golf Club snack bar: hotdogs, brats, and sandwiches are available plus beverages. Lunch is NOT included in the golf fee.

Registrants are welcome to form their own teams, or we will organtize teams if you don’t have a preference of whom you golf with.

Please register online or RSVP to Ruth Guengerich at rgueng@comcast.net no later than June 17.

Bike, Walk, Run

There is not an organized event for this but if you want to get out and explore the Goshen area, information and maps for various trails are below.



Thursday, June 23


2:00p  Registration begins at College Mennonite Church in the hall outside the fellowship hall

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3:00p  Storytelling as a tool for spiritual transformation with Kay Bontrager-Singer and Brenda Sawatzky Paetkau in the sanctuary

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5:00p  Pastor Appreciation Dinner at Assembly Mennonite Church, 727 New York St. Childcare available.

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7:30p  Worship at College Mennonite Church in the sanctuary. David Cramer, Keller Park Church, is the speaker. Offering for Natural Helpers Program

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9:00p  Ice cream and Popcorn in the fellowship hall


Friday, June 24

8:30a  Delegate Sessions
  •  Welcome
  • State of Conference Address
  • Congregational Story: Hively Avenue
  • Review of 2021 Minutes
  • Treasurers Report and Presentation of 2022-2023 Spending Plan
  • Presentation and Action on 2022-2023 Slate of Nominees
9:45a  Break


  • Missional Church Committee Report
  • Word from MC USA
  • Dwelling in the Word
  • Blessings: Trenton Mennonite and Keller Park
  • Introduction of Guests
  • Announcements

11:45a – 1:30p Lunch on your own. A list of local restaruants is available here and in your delegate packet.

1:30p  Delegate Session II
  • Term review of Conference Minister
  • Camp Friedenswald Report
  • Congregational Story: Southside Fellowwhip

2:00p  Storytelling Stations: 2:00-2:20; 2:25-2:45p; 2:50-3:10p; 3:15-3:35p

  • Pilgrimage as Spiritual Practice with Jane Roeschley
  • The Great Adventure with Bluffton University
  • Journey/Amahoro Ministries with Charles Baraka and Lavon Welty
  • 65 Years with CDC with Perry Bush and Janeen Bertsche Johnson

3:35p  Break

Friday, June 24

4:00p  Worship: “Swords to Plowshares: Sharing Story and Song”  Offering for Ukraine

5:15-7:00p Dinner on your own. A list of local restaruants is available here and in the delegate packet

7:00p Seminars


Saturday, June 25

8:30a  Worship at College Mennonite Church in the sanctuary. Susannah Larry, AMBS, is the speaker. Offer for Central District Conference. Communion.

9:30a  Break

10:15a  Delegate Session III
  • Congregational Story: Shalom Mennonite Congregation
  • Ministerial Committee Report
  • Action on the 2022-2023 Spending Plan
  • Everence Resources
  • Open Mic
  • Constituency Leaders Council Report
  • MCC Great Lakes Report
  • Listening Committee Report
  • Evaluations & Committee Nominations
  • Closing words from Board President
  • Closing Meditation and Songs
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