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 6 23 Seth Thomas Crissman

Remember

Seth Thomas Crissman is a licensed minister in Virginia Mennonite Conference and is the youth worship music leader for Orlando 2017. Seth is also member of The Walking Roots Band, a Harrisonburg, Virginia based folk band. He and his wife Theresa work for Virginia Mennonite Missions, helping congregations share and receive God’s love in their […]

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I’ve got the power! Tap into the power inside you

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. There was a time in my life where I didn’t recognize that I had much power at all. For a significant portion of my formative years and young adulthood, when I evaluated my position – my status in […]

2016 7 25 Jazmine R

Love is a Verb: I’m not alone on the journey

Jazmine Rivera is an administrative assistant at Mennonite Central Committee U.S. for National Program. She is a single mother of three girls who is keeping her commitment to Interdisciplinary Studies at Hodges University. She enjoys exploring creative ways to bring new adventures to life with her girls, whether it be in road trips, hikes, building […]

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Be sure to put your own (financial) oxygen mask on first

Darryl Dahlheimer is program director of Lutheran Social Services (LLS) of Minnesota, a partner of Everence, who provides free phone-based financial counseling for Mennonite Church USA members. All of us who have flown have heard the flight attendants’ spiel about safety. The part that always catches my attention is the reminder that if you are […]

Mariah Martin

Love is a Verb: Doing what you can

Mariah Martin is currently a senior at Eastern Mennonite University where she studies nursing and plays field hockey. Though her home base is Greencastle, Pennsylvania, she recently traveled to Haiti with a professor and fellow nursing students to work alongside the organization Midwives for Haiti. She enjoys long talks, writing, rock climbing and anything outdoors. […]

J. Nelson Kraybill (at right), president of Mennonite World Conference, gives a towel and basin to Bishop Bill Gafkjen of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on June 11 at the synod’s annual assembly. (Photo by Leslie French, Indiana-Kentucky Synod Communicator)

Lutherans and Mennonites celebrate a covenant of peace

Reconciliation recounted at regional ELCA gathering SOUTH BEND, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Events in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2010 brought Lutherans and Mennonites to tears and embraces in northern Indiana this month. During the June 9–11 annual assembly of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in South Bend, Indiana, more […]

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Mennonite Church USA leaders respond to Orlando tragedy

[Español] As Mennonite Church USA, we grieve the horrific act of violence toward LGBTQ persons perpetrated in Orlando early last Sunday morning, cutting short the lives of 49 people and wounding 53 more. We are appalled that the shooter specifically targeted LGBTQ Latinos, acting out of hatred for people created in the image of God. […]

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Process planned for pursuing outside investigation into Hartman situation

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA / Mennonite Education Agency) — Mennonite Church USA leaders have outlined a process for proceeding with a voluntary independent outside investigation into responses by Eastern Mennonite University (EMU); Virginia Mennonite Conference (VMC); and Lindale Mennonite Church (LMC), Linville, Virginia, to abuse allegations against Luke Hartman, former vice president of enrollment at EMU […]

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Curriculum equips congregations for compassionate response to veterans

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — A six-week Sunday school curriculum — Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Seeking Peace Together — can help small groups and congregations who want to explore how the church can play a part in the healing journeys of returning veterans. The materials draw on biblical […]

2016 6 23 Seth Thomas Crissman

Remember

Seth Thomas Crissman is a licensed minister in Virginia Mennonite Conference and is the youth worship music leader for Orlando 2017. Seth is also member of The Walking Roots Band, a Harrisonburg, Virginia based folk band. He and his wife Theresa work for Virginia Mennonite Missions, helping congregations share and receive God’s love in their […]

2016 7 25 Jazmine R

Love is a Verb: I’m not alone on the journey

Jazmine Rivera is an administrative assistant at Mennonite Central Committee U.S. for National Program. She is a single mother of three girls who is keeping her commitment to Interdisciplinary Studies at Hodges University. She enjoys exploring creative ways to bring new adventures to life with her girls, whether it be in road trips, hikes, building […]

Mariah Martin

Love is a Verb: Doing what you can

Mariah Martin is currently a senior at Eastern Mennonite University where she studies nursing and plays field hockey. Though her home base is Greencastle, Pennsylvania, she recently traveled to Haiti with a professor and fellow nursing students to work alongside the organization Midwives for Haiti. She enjoys long talks, writing, rock climbing and anything outdoors. […]

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Love is a Verb: Finding love in a hopeless place

Saulo Padilla was born in Guatemala. In 1986 he immigrated with his mother and siblings to Canada to reunite with his father who left Guatemala as a political refugee in 1980, during the civil war. Since January 2008 Saulo has been working for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. as coordinator for the Immigration Education National […]

2015 7 13 Michael Howes

Love is a Verb: Talk is cheap

Michael Howes is husband to the Rev. Sue Conrad Howes, father to Michael and Emily, and an ordained pastor in Mennonite Church USA, although he currently serves as Pastor of Youth and Faith Formation at Lancaster Church of the Brethren. For the last 25 years he’s pastored everywhere from rural west Texas to the most […]

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