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.



Worship in new ways (because of COVID-19)

posted Mar 19, 2020, 6:30 AM by Mary Klassen

We are not having gatherings at the church through March and April and into May.

Instead, 5-6 people will create an abbreviated worship service that will be recorded. The recording will be uploaded to this website, as all recordings of our worship services are. Note in the left menu the link to Worship Services. Select the date and there find a file of the bulletin and activity pages for children as well as one or two recordings.

We invite you to join with a few others to listen to these recordings in small groups. This will help us continue to feel connected to each other and to provide support during a time that may be anxious or confusing.

Show us

posted Mar 4, 2020, 6:29 AM by Mary Klassen

During Lent, we ask to see and understand a deeper relationship with God. Our theme of "Show us" will continue through March and into April as we journey through Lent to Easter.

Lean in toward the light

posted Jan 10, 2020, 6:28 AM by Mary Klassen

We are exploring faith questions during January and February, while we also sing hymns and songs that lead us toward hope and light. Join us for our worship services on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:30.

Celebrate Advent with us

posted Dec 2, 2019, 8:54 AM by Mary Klassen

During Advent, we are asking "What are you waiting for?" Sometimes that's a question to God and sometimes it's a question we ask ourselves. We explore this time of waiting in our worship services at 9:30 am each Sunday through December.

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: http://www.mennonitesale.org/

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.

Schedule
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.

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