Friday, May 1, 2015 - 5:30pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 3:00pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:30pm

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Great Lakes invites friends, alumni and supporters to join a celebration of the past year and look forward to the future.

Celebrate MCC Annual Gatherings will take place in three locations throughout the region on May 1-3. Worship and fellowship with other MCC supporters, and hear updates on MCC's work both locally and around the world.

Special guest speakers Deb & Jim Fine, recently returned MCC service workers in Iraq, will share stories from their experiences. Based in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish Region in northern Iraq, they administered MCC’s relief, development and conflict prevention work with Iraqi partner organizations throughout the country. Deb also taught English to seminary students and mentored K-12 teachers at a new English-speaking parochial school in the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Erbil.

Join the celebrations on May 1 at Zion Mennonite Church (Archbold, Ohio), on May 2 at Mennonite Church of Normal (Normal, Ill.) and on May 3 at Silverwood Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.).

Friday, May 1: Zion Mennonite Church (300 Short Buehrer Rd.​) in Archbold, Ohio

5:30 p.m. - Soup meal and fellowship

7:00 p.m. - Program

RSVP to Matthew Tschetter at or 330-601-6577.

Saturday, May 2: Mennonite Church of Normal (805 S. Cottage Ave.)​ in Normal, Illinois

3:00 p.m. (CDT) - Presentations

4:00 p.m. (CDT) - Program

RSVP to Krista Dutt at or 312-623-4227.

Sunday, May 3: Silverwood Mennonite Church (1712 W. Clinton St.) in Goshen, Indiana

5:30 p.m. - Soup meal and fellowship

7:00 p.m. - Program

RSVP to Les Gustafson-Zook at or 574-534-4133. 

For more information, contact the MCC Great Lakes Office at 574.534.4133 or