40th Anniversary Celebration

October 1974 - October 2014

Each of our pastors were asked to reflect about their time here at CMF.
Please click on the links below to view what was shared over the weekend together.

 

Mark Weidner memories

Weldon Nisly memories

Ann Nofziger memories

June Thomsen memories

Joel Miller memories

 

 

40th anniversary theme

Circles

Artist Statement/ Banner description As I started work on the banner, I thought about CMF’s early beginning when members sat circles for services.  I also thought about the full circle from Mark Weidner’s helping plant the first church to the present as he prepares to leave his interim position.  We continue our circles in committees, journey groups, and Sunday School.  The background with its dark blues, blacks, browns, and grays is a nod to the early Mennonite and Amish quilters, representing our foundation.  Bright circles on top are for celebration and our urbanness.   Colors throughout are solids, once again in the Amish/Mennonite tradition, but as I started sewing at a retreat, two people offered me pieces of their fabric.  Remembering how two other churches shared their space in the beginning, I said “yes,” so there are two floral pieces.  I hope that as people view the banner they will think about our church history, past and present. –Connie B

 

October 11-12, we celebrated our 40th Anniversary!  Five of our past 6 pastors were present along with many past and present members, some from as far away as Alaska.  It was a tremendous time of revitalizing old friendships and making new ones. 

Pastors Joel Miller, June Thomsen, Ann Nofziger, Weldon Nisly, Mark Weidner