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.

Missions Sunday

posted Nov 6, 2017, 5:40 AM by Mary Klassen   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 5:41 AM ]

Deb Byler will preach on November 12 when we celebrate Missions Sunday. She is preparing for a mission assignment in Guatemala with plans to leave at the beginning of the new year.

Great Day of Singing

posted Oct 18, 2017, 6:42 AM by Mary Klassen

Sunday, Oct 22, our worship will focus on singing, especially singing hymns in the new worship and song collection. Come and explore what is in store when a new hymnal is available in 2020.

Saturday's barbecue and bake sale

posted Oct 10, 2017, 7:10 AM by Mary Klassen   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 7:10 AM ]

Hively Preschool's chicken barbecue and bake sale is this Saturday, Oct 14. Don't miss your opportunity to fill you table (and freezer) with great homemade baked goods and some Nelson's Golden Glow, too.

Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale

posted Sep 12, 2017, 5:51 AM by Mary Klassen

Friday and Saturday, Sept 22-23, is a great opportunity to support the worldwide development projects of Mennonite Central Committee. If you have donations, bring them to church by Friday morning, Sept 22.

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.

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