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Asia Frye

Convention tips for youth pastors and sponsors

Asia Frye is a Master of Divinity Connect student through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and the former youth pastor of First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro, Kansas, where she lives with her husband and daughters. She serves on the worship planning team for KC2015. I have learned a few things from taking youth to the last three conventions. Inevitably, […]

Kristen Shelly Mattews

#WeAreMenno: Grit and Grace

Kristen Shelly Matthews is one class away from completing a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from DeVry University.  She works as the office manager of GTECH Strategies, a nonprofit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2010, Kristen graduated from Bluffton University with a degree in Sociology. Kristen grew up in Rochester, New York. She and her […]

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Remembering the Mennonite-Armenian Relationship

Colleen McFarland is director of archives and records management for Mennonite Church USA. April 2015 marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923). Armenians, a Middle Eastern people who embraced Christianity in the early fourth century, suffered persecution and pogroms under Ottoman rule in the late nineteenth century. After the outbreak of World War I, […]

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#WeAreMenno: Gardening Together

Cara Rufenacht is a website designer and photographer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She started her own business in 2013 after working for several years in non-profit communications. Cara grew up in Archbold, Ohio and graduated from Bluffton University. She is married to Joseph Delphia, a teacher and ceramic artist. Cara and Joe attend Pittsburgh Mennonite […]

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#WeAreMenno: Good Friday; Finding Faith in Community

Joshua Paul Smith recently graduated with an M.A. in Theological Studies from Central Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas. He and his spouse Alyssa attend Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas, and enjoys baking bread, gardening, discussing theology, writing book reviews, and teaching the occasional New Testament bible study. Joshua blogs at joshuapaulsmith.wordpress.com. Good Friday is […]

Yvonne Platts, minister of youth and community life at Nueva Vida Norristown (Pa.) New Life.

#WeAreMenno: The Servant of the Lord: Reflections on Bloody Sunday

By Yvonne Platts (Franconia Mennonite Conference/Mennonite Church USA) This year marks the 50th anniversary of three significant events in the Civil Rights movement in the United States: The Voting Rights Act, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting laws and practices; the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, part of the movement of rights for African-Americans; and “Bloody Sunday,” when […]

John D. Roth, professor of history at Goshen College, was one of the speakers at an event held April 11 at North Goshen (Ind.) Mennonite Church and sponsored by Mennonite Church USA’s Interchurch Relations Reference Group. (Photo by Jason Bryant)

‘Seeking the gifts of others as if our lives depended on it’

Event looks to interchurch relations for models for intra-church relations GOSHEN, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—“What are Mennonites learning from interchurch relations that might help us be church together within our own Mennonite community?” Nearly 40 participants engaged this question at a gathering held April 11 at North Goshen (Ind.) Mennonite Church and sponsored by the […]

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Executive Board lays groundwork for summer Delegate Assembly

(Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) met April 6–8 in Kansas City, Mo., to prepare agenda for delegates to process at this summer’s Delegate Assembly in Kansas City (June 30–July 5), update the goals in the Purposeful Plan, and discuss the possibility of having fraternal or associate relationships within Mennonite Church USA in […]

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KC2015: The Via Christi

This is the third of four Bible study installments by different authors on the key Scripture text for Mennonite Church USA’s next biennial convention, to be held June 30–July 5, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. “On the way/En el camino” is the convention theme, and the Scripture text is Luke 24. By Byron Pellecer Luke wants […]

Stephen Penner (Photo provided by Mennonite Mission Network)

KC2015: We had hoped

This is the second of four Bible study installments by different authors on the key Scripture text for Mennonite Church USA’s next biennial convention, to be held June 30–July 5, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. “On the way/En el camino” is the convention theme, and the Scripture text is Luke 24. By Stephen Penner Cleopas and […]

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#SomosMeno: Se publica el material para el discipulado Empezar de nuevo

[English] La serie de 16 sesiones está diseñada para fomentar el crecimiento en la fe desde una perspectiva anabautista Por Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana/WINNIPEG, Manitoba—(Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU./Iglesia Menonita de Canadá)—Durante 20 años, Palmer Becker alimentó el sueño de tener un material de discipulado anabautista para grupos pequeños y congregaciones. Hoy ese recurso […]

Yvonne Platts, minister of youth and community life at Nueva Vida Norristown (Pa.) New Life.

#WeAreMenno: The Servant of the Lord: Reflections on Bloody Sunday

By Yvonne Platts (Franconia Mennonite Conference/Mennonite Church USA) This year marks the 50th anniversary of three significant events in the Civil Rights movement in the United States: The Voting Rights Act, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting laws and practices; the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, part of the movement of rights for African-Americans; and “Bloody Sunday,” when […]

Kristen Shelly Mattews

#WeAreMenno: Grit and Grace

Kristen Shelly Matthews is one class away from completing a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from DeVry University.  She works as the office manager of GTECH Strategies, a nonprofit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2010, Kristen graduated from Bluffton University with a degree in Sociology. Kristen grew up in Rochester, New York. She and her […]

Cara-Garden

#WeAreMenno: Gardening Together

Cara Rufenacht is a website designer and photographer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She started her own business in 2013 after working for several years in non-profit communications. Cara grew up in Archbold, Ohio and graduated from Bluffton University. She is married to Joseph Delphia, a teacher and ceramic artist. Cara and Joe attend Pittsburgh Mennonite […]

Joshua Photo (3)

#WeAreMenno: Good Friday; Finding Faith in Community

Joshua Paul Smith recently graduated with an M.A. in Theological Studies from Central Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas. He and his spouse Alyssa attend Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas, and enjoys baking bread, gardening, discussing theology, writing book reviews, and teaching the occasional New Testament bible study. Joshua blogs at joshuapaulsmith.wordpress.com. Good Friday is […]

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#WeAreMenno: Anabaptist Songwriting Challenge composer profiles

Linda Dalke, Patrick Ressler and Jeremy Kempf awarded first place for individual compositions By Janie Beck Kreider (Mennonite Church USA)—Mountain States Mennonite Conference (MSMC) has awarded composers Linda Dalke of Dallas, Ore., Patrick Ressler of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jeremy Kempf of Glendale, Ariz., first place in the Anabaptist Songwriting Challenge (ASC). Seven more were honored in […]

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