You are invited to join us at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. for the worship service.  Our worship includes lots of singing, Scripture reading, a message and time for sharing our joys and concerns. The educational hour classes meet at 11:00 a.m. following the coffee break and social time. You are welcome to join us for the Sunday morning events.

Nelson's chicken fund-raiser

posted Mar 6, 2019, 8:09 AM by Mary Klassen

On March 23, Hively's youth are having a Nelson's Golden Glow chicken fund-raiser for their summer trip to the Mennonite youth convention.

Buy your tickets ahead of time from any of Hively's youth and their sponsors.

Chicken half: $6.50
Pit-tatoes: $4.00

You can pick up your chicken beginning at 10 am on that Saturday. Presold tickets are honored until 12:30 pm.

Spiritual emphasis

posted Jan 7, 2019, 7:07 AM by Mary Klassen

Economics and Spirituality is the theme of our 2019 Spiritual Emphasis evenings, set for Jan 16 and 23.

January 16: Tom McArthur, executive director of Church COmmunity Services in Elkhart, will speak
January 23, Lane Miller, equity analyst with Martin Capital Management, will speak on "Finance and the Prodigal Son." 

Each evening begins with a soup supper. Childcare will be provided.

New Year's Eve

posted Dec 27, 2018, 7:54 AM by Mary Klassen

Monday, Dec. 31, starting at 6:30 pm, we will gather for reflections on Scripture, communion and anointing. All adults are welcome.

Christmas Eve service

posted Nov 28, 2018, 7:42 AM by Mary Klassen

December 24, 6:30 pm

Children will enact the Christmas story and then we will have a candle-lit service to celebrate Jesus' birth. We end by joining in a circle and singing favorite Christmas hymns.

Rapid Response training

posted Oct 1, 2018, 6:08 AM by Mary Klassen

Hively will host a Rapid Response Training on October 17, at 6:30 pm. The training is open to all who wish to know how to respond when neighbors under threat from ICE.

Anniversary celebration

posted Sep 7, 2018, 8:40 AM by Mary Klassen

We'll celebrate 60 years as Hively Avenue Mennonite Church on Sunday, Sept 30.

Former pastor Marcia Yoder-Schrock will preach and our choir and instrumentalists will add to the service. During the second hour our historian Rich Preheim wil share. After a fellowship meal we'll have more time to reminisce, visit and browse photo galleries.

Guest preacher on Aug 19

posted Aug 13, 2018, 6:31 AM by Mary Klassen

Margie Mejia-Caraballo, a social workers from Moline, Ill., will be our guest speaker on Sunday, Aug. 19. She is a member of the Mennonite Church USA board, which is meeting this week in Elkhart. Margie has a strong concern for women who have been abused and recently created a video to highlight the problem:

August 12 worship

posted Jul 25, 2018, 9:07 AM by Mary Klassen   [ updated Aug 10, 2018, 5:49 AM ]

We will welcome the Church Without Walls congregation to worship with us on July 9. The service will begin at 11 am and will be followed by a fellowship meal. All are welcome.

Youth experienced 30-hour famine

posted Apr 16, 2018, 8:43 AM by Mary Klassen

Support Hively's youth as they participate in a 30-hour famine experience this weekend. One of their goals is to raise $500 for World Vision to help relieve famine in other parts of the world. Donate at

Irwin Larrier speaks April 8

posted Apr 2, 2018, 5:42 AM by Mary Klassen

Irwin Larrier, new executive director of Church Community Services, will preach next Sunday, April 8. Margaret Sawatsky is worship leader.

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