Summer Field Trip: Amish sites in LaGrange County

Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Led by Floyd Miller
Registration required by July 8 to Helene Hoover, 574-522-7430 or

8:30 a.m. – Bus and carpool transportation leaves from Newcomer Center parking lot at Goshen College, $5 donation

9 a.m. – Meet at Townline Mennonite Church, 2165 South 1000 West, Shipshewana IN 46565

Visit library and interesting schools, farms, businesses, shops, and the Northern Indiana Amish Library.

12 noon – Lunch at the Floyd and Katie Miller home ($12) – please reserve in advance.

1 p.m. – Tour continues.

3:30 p.m. – Return to Townline Mennonite Church.

Since we need to know the number of people who will use the bus and/or enjoy the meal at the Millers, please register your intention to participate by calling Helene Hoover at 574-522-7430 by July 8, or email

Non-members welcome.

Indiana-Michigan History, Used Book Exchange: Fall 2016 Meeting

  • When: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:30am
  • Where: Yellow Creek Mennonite Church (64901 CR 11, Goshen, IN)
    • The meeting will be held in “The Cabin,” a separate building north of the main church building. Be sure to park in the lot north of the church building to enter The Cabin there.


8:30 – Coffee, registration and set-up for used book exchange

Place books on tables prior to business meeting

9:15 – Business meeting

9:45 – Rich Preheim on In Pursuit of Faithfulness, his history of the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference

10:45 – Refreshments

10:45 to noon – sale of used Anabaptist and local history books

Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference History

In Pursuit of Faithfulness by Rich Preheim (MennoMedia, 2016)

Rich Preheim recently completed a history of Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. In Pursuit of Faithfulness: Conviction, Conflict and Compromise in the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference was published by MennoMedia. Preheim will discuss themes from his book.


Used Book Exchange Instructions

Place a 3×5 index card or paper slip in each book, in advance of arriving, if possible:

  • Title
  • Your name
  • Price

Then, the money will go to you.

But if you want the money to go to:

  • MAH
  • NIAL (Northern Indiana Amish Library)

Then also write those initials at the bottom of the card.

Price must be in dollar bills, NOT any coins.

Bundle books if you need to create a $1 item.

Keep price low to encourage exchange.

At the end of the morning, 11:45, collect money and/or leftover books.

You may want to offer leftover books to Northern Indiana Amish Library or Mennonite Historical Library.