2014-15 Events

Your 2014-15 ACRS program planning committee anticipates another year of programs that will continue to stimulate and inform. Our goal is to present:

  • A series of stories on pivotal experiences which altered directions or generated significant change in the Mennonite Church.
  • Each story is told from the perspective of an individual whose vision and creativity provide a context for reflection.

When and where

ACRS breakfast gatherings occur the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9 a.m. in the West Dining Room, Northlawn, EMU. Here are the upcoming dates for the 2014-15 academic year:

The October 13

ACRS Breakfast Presentation brings Ann Graber Hershberger, Chair of MCC US Board of Directors, to help us understand and examine the way MCC is functioning since the major restructuring in 2010. The title of her presentation:

“Approaching the 2020 Centennial: MCC as a true binational partnership”.

Ann Graber Hershberger

Ann will describe how the new structure works and has brought MCC 1) stronger connections with the church, 2) clearer lines of accountability within the MCC system,3) healthier relationships between MCC in Canada and MCC in the U.S., and 4) greater clarity between regional and national responsibilities in MCC U.S.

Ann Graber Hershberger has worked in family health, community health, international health, and nursing education since 1976. Ann and her husband Jim, have spent 10 years in church sponsored service in Central America. She has been a consultant for a Nursing School in Nicaragua, and has been on the board of MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) since 1997, and is currently the chair of MCC U.S.

Looking Ahead:

November 10 – Speakers, Becca Jo Longenecker & Becca Martin, EMU SGA Co-Presidents

December 8 – Speaker, Vernon Jantzi

January 12 – Speaker, Evan Knappenberger,
“Twistifyin’ and Testifyin’: Newfangled Mennonite Conflict”

February 9 – Speakers, Pat Hostetter Martin & Roy Hange

March 9 – Speaker, Nancy Heisey

April 13 -

Check the web calendar for more info on speakers and ACRS events.

About the planning committee

2014-15 ACRS program planning committee members are Margaret Foth, Vernon Jantzi and Terry Burkhalter. Suggestions are always welcome and if you are aware of persons who should be invited and included on the ACRS email list, please forward that information to: burkhalt@emu.edu