Love is a Verb

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As Christians, we believe that God is love, and that we are called to participate in the love that God has for the world – the same love that was revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

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A generative, open space, denomination-wide conversation to be held on July 6-8 in Orlando, where participants will dream together, reset the priorities for Mennonite Church USA and engage one another on the question: How will we follow Jesus as Anabaptists in the 21st century?

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A call to the church: Race, class and gender; a social worker’s perspective

Melody M. Pannell currently serves as assistant professor of social work and chairperson for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Eastern Mennonite University. She also serves as the chairperson of the Religious Affairs Committee for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham, Virginia, local branch of the NAACP. It is her life mission to embody practical theology through the values and ethics […]

Love is a Verb: Choosing Love

Barbie Fischer finds her energy in helping people be restored to God, to themselves and their communities. She is often found goofing off with the two teens she mentors, facilitating restorative justice workshop with her organization Restorative Encounters or hanging out with her church family at Ambler (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church. She spends her weekends traveling […]

Out of my mind; Into my heart

Todd Friesen is lead pastor of East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He leads spiritual retreats, offers spiritual direction and teaches centering prayer. Todd is a member of the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network. On my flight from Chicago to Denver, my talkative seatmates clearly thought I was out of my mind: “You’re not […]

Reflections on the Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace Tour

For two months, the Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace tour traveled to over 20 Mennonite venues across the country. Jonathan Kuttab, a well-known Palestinian Mennonite human rights lawyer, activist and speaker shared the stage with a member of local Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) chapters. JVP is inspired by the Jewish tradition to work […]

Spiritual resilience in hard times

Sarah Augustine is the executive director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties. She is also adjunct professor of sociology at Heritage University. Sarah is the co-founder of Suriname Indigenous Health Fund (SIHF), where she has advocated for Indigenous Peoples whose health and communities are threatened by resource extraction since 2004. She […]

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Executive Board statement following spring consent agenda appointment

On June 19, 2017, the Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA met by video conference to review an appointment made by consent agenda in its March 30-April 1 board meeting. Board members acknowledged some missteps in the process that resulted in an uninformed decision to appoint Doug Basinger, an individual in a same-sex marriage, to […]

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Executive Board names search committee to call new executive director

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board has announced an eight-member search committee that will be charged with calling the next executive director of Mennonite Church USA. Executive Board member Joy Sutter of Franconia Mennonite Conference in Pennsylvania will chair the committee. Other members are Clyde Kratz (Virginia Conference), Joyce […]

First Mennonite and CIMIC

Love is a Verb: Interfaith relationship-building bears beautiful fruit

URBANA, Illinois (Mennonite Church USA) — For Earl Kellogg, who spent much of his career working in higher education, reaching out to people of other faith traditions comes as easily as connecting with his next-door neighbor. And for his congregation, First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, the local mosque literally is a next-door neighbor, so the […]

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Event equips ‘Healthy Boundaries’ trainers for the church

By Jenny Castro KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA) — Nearly 40 area conference ministers and representatives, pastors, denominational leaders, social workers, victim advocates and counselors from across Mennonite Church USA gathered May 10-11 in Kansas City for a “train the trainers” event organized by Mennonite Church USA staff members Iris de León Hartshorn, director […]

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Stutzman se retira de su rol de director ejecutivo

CIUDAD DE KANSAS, Misuri (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) – Ervin Stutzman, director ejecutivo de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., anunció su retiro, el cual se hará eficaz en la primavera del 2018. Ha servido en este rol desde enero del 2010. El anuncio llegó el jueves 30 de marzo, durante las reuniones de […]

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La junta ejecutiva mira hacia el futuro de la iglesia

Por Hannah Heinzekehr CIUDAD DE KANSAS, Misuri (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — En su penúltimo encuentro del bienio, los miembros de la junta ejecutiva (JE) dispusieron de un tiempo entre el 30 de marzo y el 1º de abril para reflexionar acerca del desarrollo denominacional durante los últimos dos años y mirar hacia adelante […]

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Esperanza para el futuro: juntos para un momento como este

en inglés / English por Jenny Castro HAMPTON, Virginia (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — A medida que los participantes llegaban el 2 de febrero a la Iglesia Comunitaria de Calvary (C3), algo quedaba claro: Esperanza para el futuro (HFF, por sus siglas en inglés) ha logrado generar espacios particularmente seguros para personas de color que […]

Love is a Verb: Choosing Love

Barbie Fischer finds her energy in helping people be restored to God, to themselves and their communities. She is often found goofing off with the two teens she mentors, facilitating restorative justice workshop with her organization Restorative Encounters or hanging out with her church family at Ambler (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church. She spends her weekends traveling […]

Love is a Verb: Love is letting others lead

Dayna Olson-Getty serves as associate pastor at Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and one living son. She was first called into the Anabaptist stream through Pasadena Mennonite Church and through her studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, where she earned an M.Div. She blogs at daynasmusings.blogspot.com/ and is writing […]

Love is a Verb: Engaging men to love

Steve Thomas is coordinator of Mennonite Men, the men’s organization of Mennonite Church USA. Steve lives in Goshen, Indiana. The mission of Mennonite Men is engaging men to grow, give and serve as followers of Jesus. For more information visit MennoniteMen.org. In a gathering of men, Ben[i], a 30-something man, shares from his heart. He […]

Love is a Verb

June 2017: Love is embodied

The following is an excerpt from Love is a Verb: A one-year spiritual practice resource, written by Leo Hartshorn. The resource explores the 2017 convention theme Love is a Verb through the lens of Richard Foster’s six spiritual streams. Download the entire booklet from the Mennonite Church USA resource center. The incarnational stream Now he […]

First Mennonite and CIMIC

Love is a Verb: Interfaith relationship-building bears beautiful fruit

URBANA, Illinois (Mennonite Church USA) — For Earl Kellogg, who spent much of his career working in higher education, reaching out to people of other faith traditions comes as easily as connecting with his next-door neighbor. And for his congregation, First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, the local mosque literally is a next-door neighbor, so the […]

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