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.

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.

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:

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