MDS Unit

MDS announcements for Church Contact Persons

Summer 2022

Hello Jesse,

Welcome to Connections, a quarterly set of announcements for you to share with your congregation. You are receiving this because of your role as an MDS Church Contact Person. Thank you for being the connection between MDS and your church! Also, feel free to contact me to learn more about local ways to serve or to see if MDS can help your community respond to a disaster.


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Are you no longer a Church Contact Person for your church? Let us know who is.

Please inform your congregation of the following service opportunities over the next few months:

Volunteers are needed this fall in McAllen, TX, Jennings, LA and Paradise, CA. Those who would like any additional information about weekly, leadership, and RV volunteer opportunities through the end of the year can call 1-800-241-8111 or email

Here are announcements about upcoming MDS events you are invited to attend or other information you can share with your church.

Region 3 Annual Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 5:00pm and Saturday, September 17, 2022 until 2:00pm

Location: Mountain View Mennonite Church, 795 Mennonite Church Rd., Kalispell, Montana 59901

Meeting in a hybrid fashion (local and virtual) Virtual -- zoom meeting at

RSVP by September 1, 2022

Contact: Maylon Peters, (970) 417-6854,

Additional Details: Pre-registration link at

Virtual -- zoom meeting for remote people at


Hotel - Red Lion Hotel ($139)

Ask for extension 3 and then use block code of KAUF0915 to get the discounted priced.

CCPs to Projects

Through the MDS CCPs to Projects program Church Contact Persons (CCPs) can learn more about what MDS service is like through a five-day, hands-on experience at an MDS project site—making it easier for you to share about MDS with others! And it’s free! The CCPs to Projects program will reimburse your travel expenses to projects where there are overnight accommodations. To apply, e-mail or call 800-241-8111 ext. #1.  


Your church can remember disaster survivors and recovery efforts in a worship setting. Please feel free to pass along the worship resource below to your worship coordinator(s).

Prayer for those experiencing disasters

God, disasters are all around us. Although not new, it seems there are more, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods.

Breathe the breath of your loving Spirit

   Into the lives of those who have lost loved ones,

   Into the lives of those returning to homes that are destroyed or damaged,

   Into the lives of those whose livelihoods have been destroyed.

Breathe the breath of your loving Spirit and fill them with your love, your hope, your life.  Amen.

Evelyn Peters-Rojas

Has your contact information changed? If so, please let us know here.

Are you no longer a Church Contact Person for your church? Let us know who is.
MDS US Office
583 Airport Road,
Lititz, PA 17543 USA

T: (717) 735-3536
T (toll free): 1-800-241-8111
F: (717) 735-0809

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MDS Canada Office
200-600 Shaftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3P 2J1

T: (204) 261-1274
T (toll free): 1-866-261-1274
F: (204) 261-1279