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Gatherings in 2020!
New Options for Gatherings!
In this pandemic era, Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship is responding to the need for Anabaptist healthcare professionals to gather in new ways. Read below for the status of Gatherings planned for 2020. Then watch for emerging details on MHF’s Virtual Gathering Series in the spring and summer of 2020.
Annual Gatherings build on the tradition of the joint MMA/MNA Conventions held by Mennonite Medical Association and Mennonite Nurses Association. Traditionally held in the early summer, MHF scheduled Annual Gathering 2020 for September 18-20, 2020 at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center! Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the likely ongoing need for physical distancing, the planned Annual Gathering has now been postpone until September 17-19, 2021. Visit the Annual Gatherings page for the latest details.
At the end of 2019, Regional Gatherings were envisioned for diverse locations around the country during 2020. The vision was to plan an all-day Saturday event or an event connected to another larger event which appeals to many of our members. The first Regional Gathering planned in connection with the Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) Annual Conference has now been reconfigured. Both CCIH and MHF hope to offer webinars featuring some of the same content that was scheduled to go into their respective meetings. See below.
Due to the suspension and postponement of in-person gatherings (DC Regional Gathering and Annual Gathering 2020), MHF is creating a Virtual Gathering Series for the spring and summer of 2020. See the Virtual Gatherings page for up-to-date information about this new series.
Check out the new page featuring Past Gatherings! And please let us know if you are willing to host a new Regional Gathering or Regional Meeting in your area!
Regional Meetings are generally held on an evening in a location accessible to MHF members in a particular area and feature a fellowship event and/or one featured presentation. Planning for additional Regional Meetings is on hold for the rest of 2020. For more information, please see the Regional Meetings page and visit the Past Meetings page for ideas from previous meetings.
A new feature in MHF’s programming is Student Meetings. These are generally held on Mennonite campuses and often co-sponsored by an academic department and/or student club. While the focus is on students, this is also an opportunity for practicing professionals to interact with students, give presentations, or offer shadowing or mentoring opportunities. At the present time no Student Meetings have been planned. Visit the Student Meetings page for details.
Mennonite Health Assembly
Mennonite Health Assembly (MHA) is an annual 3 day assembly held usually in the late winter or early spring. MHA is planned and co-sponsored by MHS (Mennonite Health Services). Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship, as a member organization of MHS Alliance, cooperates in supporting and publicizing MHA which is open to organizations and individuals involved in health-related services. See the MHA page or go directly to the MHS website for more information.
Church Conferences and Conventions
Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship participates in other Mennonite-related conferences, conventions, and other events as time and resources permit. See the home page for announcements about upcoming events.