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.

Sharing stories is our theme

posted Oct 18, 2019, 5:42 AM by Mary Klassen

Sharing our faith stories is the theme of our worship and Christian education for the next several weeks. Join us to understand how powerful our stories are as we share them with children, colleagues, friends and neighbors.

Relief Sale, Sept 27-28

posted Sep 17, 2019, 7:15 AM by Mary Klassen

Join in the fun and fellowship of helping others around the world. The Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale, starting Friday evening, Sept 27, and continuing through Saturday afternoon, Sept 28, supports the work of Mennonite Central Committee. Learn more about how you can volunteer, donate and then enjoy the event:

Annual picnic

posted Aug 19, 2019, 12:49 PM by Mary Klassen

Sunday, Aug 25, is the day for our annual picnic at OxBow County Park, 23033 County Road 45. We will worship at our church first at 9:30, then go to the park for a picnic lunch and fellowship time.

Hot dogs--meat and vegetarian--will be available; people are asked to bring other items to add to the meal. Also bring blankets, lawn chairs, insect repellent and games to share. Bringing your own plate a cutlery will help us keep more out of the landfill.

Join us at Church Without Walls on Sunday

posted Aug 15, 2019, 9:03 AM by Mary Klassen

We will worship with Church Without Walls (731 Wagner Ave) on Sunday. The service begins at 11 am and a fellowship meal will follow. Join us for lively worship and wonderful fellowship.

Hively youth report on learning experiences

posted Jul 29, 2019, 8:52 AM by Mary Klassen

On August 11, Hively's youth will report on their summer learning and worship experiences.

During the 9:30 worship service we will hear reflections from the youth who participated in Goshen College's Study Service Theology Term in Guatemala: Lara Claassen, Valeria Rosales and John Vargas.
During the Sunday School hour we will hear reflections from the Mennonite Church USA Youth Convention in early July in Kansas City.

Joining worship in July

posted Jul 8, 2019, 8:02 AM by Mary Klassen

For the four Sundays in July, Hively will join with three other Elkhart Mennonite congregations for our worship services. There will be no Christian education classes in July.

July 7, 9:30 am
    Worship at Prairie Street, 1316 Prairie Street
    Preacher: David Moser of Southside

July 14, 9:30 am
    Worship at Fellowship of Hope. 1618 S. 6th Street
    Preachers: Jake Hess, Tim Stair

July 21, 9:30 am
    Worship at Southside Fellowship, Chapel at Anabaptist
        Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 3003 Benham Avenue
    Preacher: Frances Ringenberg of Prairie Street

July 28, 9:30 am
    Worship at Hively
    Preacher: Suella Gerber of Fellowship of Hope
    Service will include Communion

Offerings: Each Sunday, an offering will be taken for Emerge Ministries, an effort coordinated by Church Without Walls to meet the needs of homeless families in Elkhart. Each Sunday we also will have an opportunity to contribute to Hively, so plan for your usual contributions to keep our finances strong.

Mealtimes with Jesus

posted May 3, 2019, 9:13 AM by Mary Klassen

We're exploring Luke's stories of Jesus eating and drinking with others in our worship services. Come join in learning about grace, community, hope, mission, salvation and promise through these "Mealtimes with Jesus" worship services. Sundays, 9:30 am

Movie night

posted Apr 11, 2019, 5:34 AM by Mary Klassen

Experience some of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement in the movie "The Radicals," Saturday, April 13, at 6:30 pm

The youth are hosting this event as a fund-raiser so they can attend the Mennonite Church USA youth convention in July. Come to enjoy great snacks, good fellowship, and the story of people who would not give up their beliefs even in the face of death.

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.

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