Annual Gathering 2015

Walking Together for Healthy Communities

Annual Gathering 2015

Welcome to Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship’s Annual Gathering 2015 page! Whether you were able to be present or not, share in some of the highlights of this event to be published on this page as they become available.


Annual Gathering logoJuly 19-21, 2015 (Sun. p.m — Tues. noon)
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 (map)

“Walking Together for Healthy Communities”


About Annual Gathering 2015


Photo album of Annual Gathering 2015

Annual Gathering 2015 printed program in your PDF reader.

Browse the sections below and pages listed in the right column for more information about Annual Gathering 2015. Be sure to register early for Annual Gathering 2016!

Setting and Context

Annual Gathering 2015 was a preliminary event to the Mennonite World Conference Global Assembly, also being held in Harrisburg. Together, these two events provided opportunity for Mennonite healthcare workers from around the world to build friendships and networks in both smaller interest-based settings as well as large celebratory gatherings.


Annual Gathering Schedule

Following is a schedule of events for the Annual Gathering 2016, June 17-19, 2016, at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado.

Friday, June 17
3:00-6:00 p.m Registration
6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00-8:30 pm Worship / Opening Session “Spirituality of Illness: Exploring the Invitation to
Go Deeper” – Nancy Trottner
8:30-10:30 pm Fellowship/Networking/S’mores
Saturday, June 18
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:30-10:00 am Worship/Plenary Session
“Widening our Views: The Role of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship”
10:00-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:45 am Workshop Session 1
11:45-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:15 pm Workshop Session 2
2:30-3:45 pm Workshop Session 3
4:00-6:00 pm Free time/Outdoor Activities
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-8:30 pm Worship/Plenary Session
“Healing the Soul: Violence, Trauma, Resilience, Reconciliation” – Beth Good & Melissa Roth
8:30-10:00 pm Hymnsing & Campfire
Sunday, June 19
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-10:00 am Free Time & Room Checkout
10:00-11:30 a.m. Closing Plenary Session & Worship with Communion
“The Renewal of Medicine and Christian Spirituality” – Abraham Nussbaum
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch and Farewell


Health Care Delivery to the Poor: A Personal Calling – Ann Thyle

A Little One Shall Lead Them: Reimagining Leadership on the Journey Toward Health – David Gullman

Engaging Congregations in Health Ministries – Linda E. Witmer

Reducing Maternal Mortality in Rural Tanzania – Bwire Chirangi

Climate Change: Solutions to Global Health Threats – Catherine Thomasson

Responding to the Challenges of HIV/AIDS – Maurice Odhiambo Anyanga

Gun Violence: A Public Health Problem – J. Fred Kauffman & Curtis Book

Chasing Goosebumps — Ted Swartz and Jeff Raught



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