Announcements

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.



Summer Bible School

posted May 24, 2017, 7:52 AM by Mary Klassen

Join in three evenings of Bible School this summer, June 21, July 19 and August 2.

The sessions will be at Sunnyside Mennonite Church, 23786 Sunnyside Avenue in Elkhart. Each evening, 6:30-8 pm, will include singing and worship, a Bible story, games and plenty of fun. No registration is required--just show up.

The congregations working together are Hively Avenue, Prairie Street, Belmont and Sunnyside Mennonite Churches.

Talk with our pastoral candidates

posted May 11, 2017, 7:06 AM by Mary Klassen

A pastoral team--Jake Hess and Tim Stair--has been recommended to the Hively congregation. Sunday, May 14, is an opportunity to learn to know them better. Then members will vote on calling them to ministry on May 21.

Congregational meeting, May 7

posted Apr 24, 2017, 5:40 AM by Mary Klassen

We will have our annual business meeting for the congregation on May 7, following the carry-in lunch. This is an opportunity to hear what all the leadership groups are doing and get an update from the pastoral search committee. Reports have been put in mailboxes; request a copy from the church office if you did not get one.

Celebrate Easter with us

posted Apr 12, 2017, 8:06 AM by Mary Klassen

On Easter morning, we will begin the celebration of the risen Christ with a 7:30 service, led by Pratik and Shabnam Bagh. Following this, we will eat breakfast together.
Our regular worship service begins at 9:30 am and Christian education will be at 11 am. Children will be dismissed a bit early for an Easter egg hunt.

Palm Sunday Peace Parade

posted Apr 6, 2017, 5:23 AM by Mary Klassen

We invite others to join in the seventh annual Peace Parade on Sunday, April 9. The theme this year is "Build bridges instead of walls." The parade begins at Hively's peace pole, continues to Prairie Street Mennonite Church and Saint James AME Church, then ends at the civic plaza in downtown Elkhart. There we will have time for reflection and prayer, and Goshen College's Parables group will sing. All are welcome to join at any point along the way.

Indian Meal

posted Mar 20, 2017, 6:37 AM by Mary Klassen

Hively's youth are hosting an Indian meal on Saturday, March 25, from 5-7 pm. The food will be good, the fellowship will be great. Come to enjoy and make a donation to help our youth experience the larger church at the Mennonite Church USA Youth Convention in July.

March 19 event on Christian response to immigration

posted Feb 9, 2017, 6:30 AM by Mary Klassen

Daniel Carroll Rodas will be guest speaker, sharing a Christian view of welcoming immigrants on March 19, at 6:30 pm at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen. Hively is a co-host of the event. A special youth-oriented session will be at 12:30 pm (along with a pizza lunch) for youth groups in Central District Conference.

Feb 8 evening program

posted Jan 26, 2017, 7:08 AM by Mary Klassen   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 7:13 AM ]

Learn about SOS and CCS: An evening program on Feb 8 will feature Church Community Services and its Soup of Success program. Join Mennonite Women at 7 pm to hear Betsy Ayrea, director of the SOS program, share about how they work to empower people while helping to meet needs in the community.

Conclusion of Year of the Bible

posted Jan 3, 2017, 6:21 AM by Mary Klassen

On Jan 8 we will celebrate the end of the Year of the Bible. Our worship will include readings and hymns that tell the whole salvation story. Following the service and Christian ed, we will have our usual monthly potluck lunch. Join us.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

posted Dec 12, 2016, 7:52 AM by Mary Klassen

Lots of singing and storytelling is in store for us in the celebrations of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve: Gather at the church at 6:30 pm for a program and bring treats to share in a visiting time following the service. If you have music, drama, poetry or other arts you'd like to share in the service, get in touch with Terri Geiser.

Christmas Day: Our service will begin at 10:30 am and will feature Christmas hymns, Scriptures and reflections from several members of the congregation. There will be no Christian education that morning.

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