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.

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

Have a blessed Thanksgiving

posted Nov 22, 2017, 9:08 AM by Mary Klassen

As we celebrate with family and friends these days, may we find much to be thankful for and may we remember our neighbors who struggle to live fully with dignity and without fear.

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.

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