Love is a Verb

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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2016 8 18 Glen G

Tools not only to survive, but thrive

First leadership conference for youth of color draws more than 400 participants Glen Alexander Guyton is chief operating officer for Mennonite Church USA. Culture Shock kicked off Friday night, Aug. 28, 2016, with close to 400 youth, young adults and parents in a high-energy worship service that included dynamic music and a comedian, KevOnStage, who […]

2016 8 29 Sara J

Love is a Verb: Learning to listen

Sarah Jacoby is currently a Master of Divinity student at Duke Divinity School, where she recently finished a summer chaplaincy program at Duke Hospital. Originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, she hails most recently from western New York, where her experience attending Sojourners Mennonite Fellowship in Belfast, New York brought her into the Mennonite fold. She enjoys […]

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Surprises and blessings!

Kent Miller is a pastor at First Mennonite Church in Middlebury, Indiana, where he focuses on worship, preaching, crises and senior care. He and his spouse, Jill, enjoy spending time with people, especially their two daughters, son-in-law, three grandchildren and extended family. This post originally appeared on the Mennonite Church USA convention blog. Can I […]

2016 8 18 Glen G

Examining the management of our precious gifts

Glen Guyton is chief operating officer and director of Convention Planning for Mennonite Church USA. The church has been a poor steward of the resources we have been given. The bulk of our time is devoted to worship services and insider “fellowship” events that only seek to indoctrinate the individual to our particular congregational culture. […]

2016 8 15 Jane Halteman

Breathing at high altitudes

Jane Bishop Halteman is from Kern Road Mennonite Church in South Bend, Indiana, where she contributes to a weekly blog, Glimpses of Healing and Hope. She is a spiritual director, writer, photographer,active grandmother and member of the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network. I’ve traveled in and out of Denver a number of times, both as a […]

Intercultural Development Inventory-qualified administrators met Aug. 9–11 in Kansas City, Missouri (l. to r.): (front) Elaine Enns, Karin Kaufman Wall, Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz, Chantelle Todman Moore, Michelle Armster; (second row) Sue Park-Hur, Iris de León-Hartshorn, Jan Ellen Reid, Ruth Yoder Wenger; (third row) Susannah Lepley, Darin Short, Linda Herr; (fourth row) Glen Alexander Guyton, Shana Boshart. (Not pictured: Carlos Romero, Rachel Stoltzfus) (Photo provided)

Intercultural Development Inventory administrators equipped to serve

IDI now available throughout the church By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA) — Sixteen qualified administrators of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) from across Mennonite Church USA gathered for the first time Aug. 9–11 in Kansas City, Missouri. According to Iris de León-Hartshorn, director of transformative peacemaking for Mennonite Church USA, the IDI is an […]

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Women Doing Theology conference speakers announced

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Registration is open for I’ve got the power! Naming and reclaiming power as a force for good, the second Women Doing Theology conference of Mennonite Church USA’s Women in Leadership Project (WLP). The event will be held Nov. 4–6 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Planners hope […]

Jonathan Brenneman, Partners in Peacemaking coordinator for Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board staff. (Photo provided)

New MVS position created to carry out Partners in Peacemaking resolution in local settings

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — On Aug. 16, Jonathan Brenneman of St. Marys, Ohio, is beginning a one-year assignment with Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) in Elkhart, Indiana, as Partners in Peacemaking coordinator for Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) staff. EB staff members worked with Mennonite Mission Network […]

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Panel terminates participation in investigation process

From the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention: Beginning in June, on behalf of the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention, Anna Groff (chair) has been working with representatives from the Executive Board staff (EB), Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) to select an outside organization to investigate institutional responses to allegations of abuse […]

Reverend Al Taylor of Infinity Mennonite Church in Harlem, New York. (Photo provided)

Love is a Verb: Harlem pastor embarks on NYC to Chicago prayer walk

(Mennonite Church USA) — On Aug. 7, Reverend Al Taylor of Infinity Mennonite Church in Harlem, New York, will head west, on foot, towards Paterson, New Jersey. It’s a 20-mile trek from his starting point in Manhattan, but just the first leg of a 34-day prayer walk from New York City to Chicago. Taylor’s project, […]

2016 8 29 Sara J

Love is a Verb: Learning to listen

Sarah Jacoby is currently a Master of Divinity student at Duke Divinity School, where she recently finished a summer chaplaincy program at Duke Hospital. Originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, she hails most recently from western New York, where her experience attending Sojourners Mennonite Fellowship in Belfast, New York brought her into the Mennonite fold. She enjoys […]

2016 8 15 Meghan F

Love is a Verb: Three times denied

Meghan Florian is a writer from Durham, North Carolina, where she teaches at William Peace University and the Center for Theological Writing at Duke Divinity School. She is the Creative Writing Editor at The Other Journal, and blogs at www.femmonite.com.  As I contemplate this phrase, “Love is a Verb,” I feel stuck. Stuck, because I […]

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Love is a Verb: Florence

Catherine Thiel Lee is a chaplain, preacher and writer, working at University of North Carolina Hospitals and serving her congregation at Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship. She has a Master of Divinity from Regent College and has worked with refugee claimants in Vancouver, British Columbia. Catherine lives, plays, reads and lovingly tends a scrappy garden in […]

Reverend Al Taylor of Infinity Mennonite Church in Harlem, New York. (Photo provided)

Love is a Verb: Harlem pastor embarks on NYC to Chicago prayer walk

(Mennonite Church USA) — On Aug. 7, Reverend Al Taylor of Infinity Mennonite Church in Harlem, New York, will head west, on foot, towards Paterson, New Jersey. It’s a 20-mile trek from his starting point in Manhattan, but just the first leg of a 34-day prayer walk from New York City to Chicago. Taylor’s project, […]

2016 8 1 Alison Brookins

Love is a Verb: Love is comic

Alison Brookins is a seminarian at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary where she will soon earn the wildly inaccurate title Master of Divinity. Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Alison is spending the summer in the clammy valley of Harrisonburg, Virginia, interning with Ted & Co TheaterWorks. She loves words and science fiction and community organizing and laughing […]

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