2017 Meetings

Fall Meeting

Saturday, October 21, 2017

At the new Archives of Mennonite Church USA, 3145 Benham Ave., Elkhart (basement of MCUSA building)


8:30 – Coffee
9:00 – Business
9:30 – Jason Kauffman, archivist, describing the new archival service
Joe Springer on the archives remaining at Goshen College
10:30 – Break
11:00 – Tour of the new MCUSA archives

Spring Meeting

Saturday, March 25, 2017

At East Goshen Mennonite Church, 17861 State Rd 4, Goshen, IN


  • 8:30 – Coffee
  • 9:00 – Business
  • 9:30 – Doug Salsbury, “The Church of God in Christ, Mennonite”
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 11:00 – Philipp Gollner, “How Mennonites became ‘White’”

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.