News: 21 July

accommodationsMennonites and Brethren in Christ from around the world arrive for PA 2015. Photo by Karla Braun


Assembly News on the Web

Want to know more about the events, activities and personalities at PA 2015? Stay up to date with the latest about Assembly by visiting the MWC website (pa2015., liking us on Facebook ( and following us on Twitter.


If you’re tweeting, Facebooking or Instagram-ing about PA 2015, please use the hashtag #mwcmm. We’re using this tag across social media platforms.

Visit the MWC Tent

Come and recharge your relationships and your phones/ mobiles in the Mennonite World Conference Tent in the Global Church Village. We have comfortable couches, lots of electrical outlets for your phones/mobiles, interesting reading material and friends old and new with whom you can relax.

Half-Day Tour Reminder

If you have signed up for an afternoon tour, please arrive at least 15 minutes before your departure time in the Expo Hall (A). Tours will leave promptly at their appointed times.

Join for Prayer

All are welcome to attend a time of morningprayer in the Mennonite World Conference prayer room (Farm Show Complex, Erie Room) each morning from 8:30 to 9:15

City Island Trips

An MWC bus will make trips to Harrisburg’s City Island each day. There are a variety of family-friendly activities on City Island, including a steam train, miniature golf, walking and more. If you would like to ride the bus to City Island, purchase a ticket at the tour desk. Each trip is $5 per person. The trips run either from 13:30 to 15:00 or 15:30 to 7:00, Wednesday to Saturday.

Healthcare Workers Dinner

All healthcare workers are invited to a dinner meeting, Thursday, 23 July 23, 17:00- 18:30 in the Monongahela Room. Evening meal provided free. Hear reports on healthcare ministries around the world. Sponsored by Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship, Mennonite Central Committee and International Mennonite Health Association. More information by texting name to 1-574-383-9398

Tour Changes

Afternoon tour tickets are still available. The Tour Table will be open from 12:00 to 16:00 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Cameron Street Lobby, and there are still tour tickets available. Please stop by the table with questions and to purchase tickets for afternoon tours.

Workshop Changes

The workshop “Developing Leadership Skills in Children in Marginal Communities” (Wed., 13:30) has been canceled. The workshop “Anabaptist Witness: Walking with God into the Future of Anabaptist and Mennonite Missiology” (Wed., 13:30) will also be offered in Spanish.

Translators Needed The Assembly Communication team is looking for people to translate written English text into Spanish and French. If you can volunteer for one or more four-hour shifts, mornings or afternoons, Wednesday through Saturday, contact jnofziger@ or text 717-917-2701. The Assembly Communication team is also looking for a French editor who could devote about one hour per day to review translated text.

Calling All Quilters!

If you love quilts and quilting, come to Mennonite Central Committee’s quilt-making workshops, held each workshop time slot throughout the week in North Hall. Share your enthusiasm with others as you work on MCC quilts together.

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