Building Lives of Mission Locally and Globally for the Glory of God
“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him “of whom they have never heard?” And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:14-15
Monthly from October through May they provide opportunity to serve others locally through hands on projects in our community.
A team of women plans and cooks and others from the congregation help serve a free community meal in Ephrata a few times a year.
The Lord’s Fair Share
The Lord’s Fair Share is comprised of a team from HMC that operates a food stand at the Ephrata Fair and donates the proceeds to local ministries.
Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center
A team travels monthly to LCYIC to minister to the youth.
We meet the needs in our community brought to us through Love in the Name of Christ.
Annually in March we have a free clothing bank for the community.
Each year we send a short term cross- cultural team. Some past trips have been to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, and Mayreau.
MDS (Mennonite Disaster Service) Team
Annually a team travels to serve with MDS at different location in the U.S. that have been affected by natural disasters.
ReNew Hope Team
In January each year a team travels to Alabama to serve with We Care in their prison ministry.
The Ephrata Project
In June we work with a network of churches in Lancaster County to assist families with home repair projects and point them to a relationship with Jesus.
Stateside Missionaries and Ministries
Lawrence and Nereita Chiles (Philadelphia, PA)
Lawrence serves as bishop of Koinonia Fellowship
Tim and Cheryl Pfautz and family (Ephrata, PA)
Tim serves as finance director for Global Disciples in Lancaster.
Del Burkholder and Delmar Weaver of Streams of Life Ministries
Serves in the prisons of Pennsylvania
Mike and Donna Wenger and family from TNT Youth Ministries (Ephrata, PA)
The Vision of TNT Youth Ministry is to see the lives of young people transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Bridge Youth Center (Ephrata, PA)
The vision of the Bridge is to provide a safe place for the youth of Ephrata to enjoy recreation and have the opportunity to build relationships with, and receive mentorship from, caring and positive role models.
Jake and Jane Wise (Fivepointville, PA)
Jake serves as a chaplain for Transport for Christ at their Frysville truck stop Chapel.
Global Missionaries and Ministries
J.C. and Lois Ebersole and family (Ghana, Africa)
J.C. directs the Africa Association of Bible Schools which provides resourses to pastors.
Joe and Gloria Bontrager (Tanzania, Africa)
They serve with Eastern Mennonite Missions in partnering with the Tanzania and Kenya Mennonite Churches in leadership development.
Jessica Crills (Mayreau Island in the Caribbean)
Jes serves on staff with YWAM Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Keith and Carol Hershey and family (Thailand)
They serve with Hopewell Asia Missions with a focus on ministry among the Isaan people. Keith serves as a leader of the Hopewell Thailand team.
Galen and Amanda Sauder and family (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
They serve with Orphan Resources International as work team coordinators.
The Little Flock (Mexico City, Mexico)
The Little Flock serves the children of the community with a service and also helps meet the needs of the children and their families.
The Ukraine Church
In the village of Kamenka, Ukraine
Dean and Krystal Weaver and family (Achao, Chile)
They serve with Eastern Mennonite Missions on the Island of Achao. They are mission mentors to YES teams operating in the New YES model (service and training happening simultaneously on the field).
For more infomation about missions or to volenteer on a upcoming trip, please contact Shannon Hurst here.