Join us in supporting HCHS by serving as a volunteer or helping to prepare meals quarterly. Contact Kent Rychener for details or Jean Selzer or Christy Brenneman to volunteer with meals. See the link at the bottom of this page for more information about the Shelter.
SHINE! (Share His Incredible News Everywhere!)
Age 4 through Grade 4
6:00 pm-7:30 pm Wednesday nights
From Sept to Nov; Jan to April.
Meet in the Hesston Mennonite Church Community Center for supper followed by activities. Friends and guests are welcome!
Through 5th Grade
9:00 pm-10:00 am Sunday Morning
Classes based on age are found in the Education Wing (North part of the building).
As part of the Hesston Mennonite Church community, we are among God’s People seeking and following the way of Christ, experiencing sharing the good news of healing and hope.
Mennonite Youth Fellowship (MYF)
High School Freshman through Seniors
7:00 pm Wednesday nights
9:00 am Sunday mornings
Meet in the Youth Room (in the basement of the Fellowship Hall). Friends are always welcome!
Junior Youth Fellowship (JYF)
7th and 8th Graders
9:00 am Sunday mornings
Meet in the JYF Room (north end of the basement of the Fellowship Hall).
5th and 6th Graders
6:00 pm Wednesday for supper in the Community Center then off to activities.
9:00 am Sunday mornings (5th graders in Ed Wing, 6th graders meet with JYF)
Friends are always welcome here, too!
F.I.S.H – (Basement, Northwest Room)
A gathering of “younger” adults—single/ married/ dating couples/ young families—for fellowship. A time of Bible study and to support one another in Christ. We welcome any and all to join us as we grow in our relationships and friendships with each other and God.
Genesis – (Education Hall, Room Z)
We’re a small informal class who gather weekly to share our life experiences and theme discussions or book studies. We welcome new members, both young and older and embrace diversity.
New Beginnings – (Education Hall, Room Q)
The New Beginnings Sunday school class welcomes you to come and join us on Sunday mornings as we learn to know God better through studying the Bible and Christian books and supporting each other through sharing time and prayer. We are interested in a wide variety of topics. We enjoy meeting together outside of church also and try to get together for a social activity monthly. We also enjoy doing service projects together as a group and often include our children, ranging in age from birth through high school.
Nolongya – (Education Hall, Rooms F/G)
We welcome anyone to join us, and if you are in your 20s or 30s, married or single, with or without children, then you will find someone else like you in our group! We meet at 9:00 a.m. to have a time of sharing , a focused study and share prayer concerns. We have social events several times a month and invite others in this age to join us even if they don’t attend Sunday mornings.
Pathfinders – (Education Wing, Northwest Foyer)
Pathfinders is a class of older adults with an attendance of about 30. We use the Uniform Adult Bible Study series. Sessions include teacher input and class discussion. The class period opens with sharing concerns and happenings in our lives. Times of fellowship include social gatherings every other month. The women also meet every Wednesday for coffee at Water’s Edge. Offerings are given to the Good Samaritan Fund and Hesston Resource Center. Come find the path with us.
Seekers – (Education Hall, Rooms R/S)
Our class mission statement: We exist to experience and practice the Safety, Respect, Fellowship, Support and Stimulation of intentional sharing and mutual accountability as seekers of Truth in order to be a healthy, life-giving, interactive spiritual organism, The Body of Christ. We welcome all ages to join our class of a mix of middle-aged and retired members.
Vessels – (Education Wing, Rooms D/E)
We are seeking to discover more of what it means to live as “Vessels” of God in everyday life. We plan occasional social events for fun and fellowship. Our class is comprised of mixed ages and professions. We welcome anyone who wishes to join us.
Congregational Health Circle – Bonnie Sowers
Monthly (First Thursday, Sept to April)
4:00 p.m. – Church Library
Dorcas Circle – Elaine Unruh
Monthly (First Thursday, Sept to May)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Education Hall.
A gathering of women to do service projects.
Garden Circle – Ruth Mason
Friday mornings throughout the year – periodically.
9:00 a.m. – location rotates
Enjoyment of the out-of-doors.
Homeless Shelter Circle – Jean Selzer, Christy Brenneman
A group of persons committed to serving at the Harvey County Homeless Shelter in various ways (meals, staffing…). Hesston Mennonite Church and Whitestone Mennonite Church share one week every quarter.
Motorcycle Circle – Gary Boese and Donnie Hostetler
Meetings randomly scheduled.
Persons who enjoy riding motorcycles gather to ride together to a restaurant for a meal or other enjoyment riding.
Prayer Shawl Circle – Barb Kaufman
Monthly (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
6:30 p.m. Church Library
Knitting and crocheting together
Primetimers – Janet Zook
Once Monthly (First Saturday)
9:00 a.m. – Breakfast at Water’s Edge
Other periodic gatherings in the evening
Visitation Circles – Amy Nissley Stauffer
Visitors set the schedule.
Taking time to visit people in the community, who live at the Villa, and who are in the hospital (in coordination with pastors).
Women’s Bible Study Circle – no one…
Dates and time to be determined.
Women’s Journey Circle – Clara King
Friday (Every two weeks)
3:00 p.m. in the church library
A gathering for fellowship and prayer.
Additional circles are welcomed to form as need and desire to meet arises. If you have suggestions and vision for other circles, contact Amy Nissley Stauffer.
Phone | 620-327-4885 ext. 109
Email | email@example.com
Amy Nissley Stauffer joined the pastoral staff at Hesston Mennonite in September of 2012.
Amy was born and raised in Williamsburg, Iowa. She appreciates her Iowa roots and her time spent at Iowa Mennonite High School as well as the congregations there that nurtured her spiritually. She furthered her education at the University of Iowa with a degree in Elementary Education specializing in reading. She explored her call to ministry at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, where she completed her Master of Arts in Christian Formation.
Amy is married to Ardell and they have two sons, Max and Graham.
Prior to the call from Hesston Mennonite, she served as associate pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, MN. In her former conference she served on the Congregational Ministries Committee providing resourcing for congregations in different areas of congregation life. She also served on the planning committee for conference Annual Meeting. Being a part of the broader church is a high priority for Amy. She has served for a number of years at MCUSA bi-annual convention as a delegate for both conference and congregation. She was part of a team who planned events for Young Adult Delegates to Assembly (YODA) and most recently has coordinated Children’s Convention.
Amy’s philosophy of ministry is shaped by the understanding that we are formed by spiritual practices from the cradle to the grave. She desires to be a lifelong learner and brings that passion for learning to pastoral ministry.
Phone | 620-327-4885 ext. 110
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton Gladish joined the pastoral staff at Hesston Mennonite in October 2013.
Clayton was born and raised in Penticton, BC, Canada. After coming to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior in the year following his high school graduation, Clayton attended Bethany College in Hepburn, SK, Canada. There he grew in his faith and in his love for Scripture under guidance of many fine mentors, scholars, and peers. After a three-year break from studies, he attended seminary at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary in Fresno, CA, where he completed a Master of Arts in New Testament.
Prior to the call from Hesston Mennonite, he served as Children’s Ministry Assistant at West Portal MB Church in Saskatoon, SK. He also served in various student leadership roles while in college and at seminary.
Clayton’s vision for ministry involves a Christ-centered discipleship that breaks down the barriers of age, gender, background, and ethnicity—“we learn best when we can learn together!” He strives to make biblical studies and theological understandings accessible to all people throughout their lifespan.
Clayton enjoys conversations over coffee, board games, and almost anything involving people.