MC USA leaders Journey Forward at spring meetings

By MC USA Communications staff, with Sheldon C. Good of The Mennonite and Paul Schrag of Mennonite World Review (Mennonite Church USA) — The MC USA Executive Board (EB) and Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) met for joint meetings on April 11-14 at Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Shannon Dycus led worship based on materials for […]

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Staff transitions for Mennonite Church USA

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA’s denominational staff announces current staff transitions, which include some shifts in the staffing structure. Iris de León-Hartshorn is transitioning into the new role of associate executive director for Operations. She has served the denomination in various roles since 1996, most recently as director of Transformative Peacemaking. In her […]

The Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention presents guidelines for non-credentialed individuals at end of two-year term

  (Mennonite Church USA) — On Saturday, April 14, at the joint meeting of the Executive Board and Constituency Leaders Council, Anna Groff, Nancy Kauffmann and Jenny Castro, members of the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention, presented guidelines for MC USA congregations and organizations to respond when non-credentialed individuals are accused of sexualized violence. Other […]

Mennonite Church USA celebrates Ervin Stutzman’s tenure as executive director at farewell celebration

  (Mennonite Church USA) — Members of Mennonite Church (MC) USA Executive Board organized a retirement program and reception to recognize and thank Ervin Stutzman for his service to the denomination on Friday, April 13, at the joint meetings of the Executive Board and Constituency Leaders Council at Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Members of […]

No, thank you

Asia Frye is a recent AMBS grad, retreat speaker and former youth pastor. She lives Hillsboro, Kansas, with her husband and daughters where they attend First Mennonite Church. Asia likes board games, gives lots of high-fives and thinks she’s funnier than she probably is.   Wednesday evening during Holy Week, the children in our church put […]

The importance of role models

Maribel Ramírez Hinojosa is a clinical psychologist in College Station, Texas. She was born in Nuevo León, México, and immigrated to central California in the 1980s where she and her family joined a Mennonite church. Her Anabaptist upbringing and her training as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist were instrumental in developing her passion […]

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Reflections on unity for MC USA

Ervin Stutzman will end his term as executive director of Mennonite Church USA on April 30. Sometimes I ask myself, was it “worth it” for me to give such a large chunk of my life to the vision of church unity embodied in the group we call MC USA? In 1995, I was dubious about […]

Líderes anabautistas piden mejores políticas de inmigración

en inglés / English   Por Cherelle Dessus WASHINGTON D. C. (Mennonite Central Committee U.S./Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) – Diecisiete líderes de congregaciones de los Hermanos en Cristo, Hermanos Menonitas e Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. abogaron por mejores políticas de inmigración en 30 oficinas de congresistas que representan a ocho estados, a fines de […]

When something goes right

Christine Guth worked as assistant program director for Anabaptist Disabilities Network for 10 years before retiring. This article first appeared in PeaceSigns, the newsletter of the Peace and Justice Support Network, and Opening Doors, the blog of Anabaptist Disabilities Network in response to the 2012 Newtown shooting. In the wake of each shooting rampage, people argue over […]

Lectio Matters: The Needful Thing

Sally Weaver Glick is from Goshen, Indiana, where she is a spiritual director and a pastor at Open Table Mennonite Fellowship. She is a member of the steering group of Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network. In the morning quiet, I am reading Luke 10:38-42, Jesus’ visit with Martha and Mary, lectio divina style. I read slowly, […]