We welcome the community to participate in congregational activities.
Learn about creation care activities on our Creation Action page.
LGBT Welcome Group
The congregation is a member of the Supportive Communities Network of the Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Interests. Led by Barb Meyer-Reed, the LGBT Welcome Group desires to create welcome in the congregation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Congregational Love Feast
This takes place four times a year, before congregational meetings. It is a potluck fellowship meal including a time of open communion with bread and cup. All are welcome.
Friday evening to Sunday afternoon on Labor day weekend at Amigo Centre, Sturgis, MI.
Are you a Benton participant interested in learning about Christian peacemaking in places of violence? Would you consider a Christian Peacemaker Teams, Mennonite Central Committee or other delegation? Other delegation opportunities can be found on the mission section of our bulletin board. The congregation offers financial and other support. This is part of our congregation’s commitment to the peace pledge. This is a way of reinvigorating our peace witness at a time when our nation’s wars require so little of us, and so peacemaking seems less critical.
Are you already serving in some way or thinking about serving? The congregation offers grants of up to $250 for short-term and $500 for long-term service work. The money supports participants who are working in some way for a ministry and can help pay for the participant’s expenses or be a donation in support of the ministry.