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#WeAreMenno: Re-making the good life in New Mexico

Todd Wynward is an author, small-scale farmer, wilderness educator and Mennonite minister for watershed discipleship affiliated with Albuquerque Mennonite Church. He has been engaged in education reform and social change movements for twenty years, and has spent more than a thousand nights outdoors. He and his wife Peg founded a wilderness-based public charter school in […]

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Sitting with Jesus in the margins

For more than a year, the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network has been posting brief articles about spiritual direction – testimonies that witness to the potential of spiritual direction for encouraging and deepening spiritual growth.  Now the focus of these testimonies expands.  In addition to continuing articles about spiritual direction, the series will also include brief […]

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Doctrine of Discovery series: In spite of all this …

Sarah Augustine is the co-director of Suriname Indigenous Health Fund, a private international charity, and Professor of Sociology at Heritage University where she is also the Director of Student Spirituality. This is her last post in a special blog series on the Doctrine of Discovery. Over the past several months, I have written a series of essays […]

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It Stops With Me

Sarah Ann Bixler deeply loves Mennonite Church USA and its commitment to God’s healing and hope. She has served throughout Mennonite Church USA in education, youth ministry, curriculum writing and conference leadership. Sarah is currently a Master of Divinity student at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, where she lives with her husband, Benjamin, and […]

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Grace at the Table

Alyssa Bennett Smith lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Joshua, and works as the Web and Social Media Content Manager for Mennonite Church USA. She loves coffee, cats, tattoos, poetry, and theology. In May of 2015 she graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, with an […]

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New website for Mennonite youth workers to launch at KC2015

(Mennonite Church USA)—A new website for youth workers, The Gathering Place, will officially launch at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City from June 30 to July 5, 2015. Rachel Springer Gerber, Mennonite Church USA denominational minister for youth and young adults, envisions the site as a hub for networking, peer-to-peer resourcing and spiritual […]

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#WeAreMenno: Step of faith leads to ministry of accompaniment

By Janie Beck Kreider This is part one of four in a series featuring Mennonites working with immigrants. Projects featured in this series received grants from a special offering received at Mennonite Church USA’s 2013 convention in Phoenix toward the DREAMer Fund. These projects were chosen as grant recipients because they have a strong history […]

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“Where is God leading us as a people?”

Six-week spiritual discernment preparation guide available online for delegates (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board staff has released a six-week study guide designed to help delegates prepare spiritually for the Delegate Assembly at the denomination’s upcoming biennial convention, to be held June 30–July 5 in Kansas City, Missouri. The preparation guide, which starts May […]

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#WeAreMenno: Re-making the good life in New Mexico

Todd Wynward is an author, small-scale farmer, wilderness educator and Mennonite minister for watershed discipleship affiliated with Albuquerque Mennonite Church. He has been engaged in education reform and social change movements for twenty years, and has spent more than a thousand nights outdoors. He and his wife Peg founded a wilderness-based public charter school in […]

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#WeAreMenno: The movement of God through simultaneous interpretation

Alma Ovalle Perez is a wife, and a mother of three wonderful teenagers. She is the daughter of Gilberto and Elizabeth Perez.  Alma is a high school Spanish teacher, simultaneous interpreter and writer.  She sits on the board of Mennonite Women USA representing Iglesia Menonita Hispana and is on the executive committee for Southeast Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Women USA. Alma […]

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#WeAreMenno: Stories Alive!

In September 2010, Washington Community Fellowship (WCF) embarked on a 40-week worship series entitled, Stories Alive!  Narratives Around the Table, based on the six streams of faith Richard Foster describes in his book Streams of Living Water. In February 2015, for his column in The Mennonite, Ervin Stutzman described these six streams: Contemplative—spending time with […]

Mariah Martin

#WeAreMenno: I wrestle with empathy

Mariah Martin is currently a junior at Eastern Mennonite University where she studies nursing and plays field hockey. Though her home base is Greencastle, Pennsylvania, she spent the last semester traveling through Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Turkey, Greece and Italy through Eastern Mennonite University’s cross cultural program. She enjoys long talks, writing, rock climbing and anything outdoors. In […]

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#WeAreMenno: The table is large

Meghan Florian is a writer and editor from Durham, North Carolina. She blogs about theology and feminism at www.femmonite.com, and is currently at work on her first book. Meghan is a member of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship. After I had been attending a Mennonite church for about six months, someone asked me if I ever felt like […]

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