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.

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.

Easter Celebrations

posted Mar 28, 2018, 7:58 AM by Mary Klassen

First, we'll mark Maundy Thursday with a simple meal and service on Thursday, March 29, beginning at 6 pm

Easter Morning will begin at 7:30 am with an early service. We will eat breakfast together around 8 am and then have our regular worship service at 9:30. The service is filled with special music and celebration of Jesus' resurrection. All are welcome to join us.

Palm Sunday Peace Parade

posted Feb 26, 2018, 7:16 AM by Mary Klassen   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 7:54 AM ]

March 25 is the eighth annual Palm Sunday Peace Parade. All are invited to walk as Jesus did to demonstrate peace in a community hurt by violence and division. Join the walkers at 2 pm at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church's peace pole, or at any point along the route to the Elkhart Civic Plaza. The route travels past Prairie Street Mennonite Church and Saint James AME Church. At the Plaza the group will gather to sing and pray.

Spiritual Life Emphasis

posted Jan 11, 2018, 6:46 AM by Mary Klassen

"Becoming multicultural" is the theme of two Spiritual Life Emphasis evenings in January:

Wednesday, Jan. 17: James Krabill will talk with us about multicultural worship.

Wednesday, Jan. 24: Gilberto Perez will talk with us about how to structure our congregation to better represent our diversity.

Each evening begins with a light supper at 6 and the discussion follows, starting around 6:45 pm

Special events this month

posted Dec 8, 2017, 9:05 AM by Mary Klassen   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 9:06 AM ]

Advent Spiral service, Friday, Dec 15, 6 pm; 
Caroling, Sunday, Dec. 17, 5:30 pm; 
Christmas Eve service, Dec. 24, 5 pm; 
New Year's Eve service, Dec. 31, 6:30 pm

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