Voices Together: Advent Resources

Adam M. L. Tice is text editor for Voices Together. His hymn texts appear in numerous recently published hymnals. He lives in Goshen, Indiana, and attends Faith Mennonite Church. The Fall 2018 issue of Leader magazine includes a section of material under consideration for the Voices Together worship and song book being published in 2020. […]

A simple “thank you” can go a long way

Steve Bustos is an Everence® Stewardship Consultant, helping congregations and not-for-profit organizations with their stewardship education and charitable planning needs. Besides being an avid Green Bay Packer fan, Steve loves to visits national parks whenever he can.   His top two favorite parks include Zion National Park in Utah, and Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. […]

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MC USA and Church of God held second ecumenical dialogue in Elkhart

Members of Mennonite Church USA and the Church of God met in Elkhart, Indiana for their second ecumenical dialogue on Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2018. Through presenting and discussing papers, worship, and fellowship, the team members pursued a mutual understanding of each other’s history and theology, sought greater common witness to the gospel and considered concrete […]

God’s Goodness: Celebrate God’s Way

Anabaptist Faith Formation Network has produced an at home resource for Advent written by Elsie Rempel. Based on the congregational worship resources developed for Leader Magazine, the guide invites families to approach Christmas by focusing on God’s goodness. It offers suggestions for creating a holy space and time in your home as well as activities to […]

Diversity reveals God’s beauty … but it’s not easy

This post is part of our Joureny Forward series. We’ve invited folks from across Mennonite Church USA to reflect on our Journey Forward and consider how they’ve seen Renewed Commitments at work in their lives, their congregation or community. If you’d like to contribute to this series by highlighting stories that bring our shared values to life, email JenniferC@MennoniteUSA.org.  Stephen Kriss is […]

A glimpse of what the church could be

This is the fifth post in a series featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Ron Adams is a pastor at Landisville (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church.  For the sake of context let me acknowledge at the beginning that I am a white man of a certain age who […]

Welcome to Mennonite Church USA Faith Formation

Shana Peachey Boshart is denominational minister of Faith Formation for Mennonite Church USA. Hi everyone! I recently started in the role of faith formation minister for Mennonite Church USA. I’d like to introduce myself to you and let you know how I plan to serve you. This past summer, I completed 20 years working as […]

God’s Goodness: Tell it

Anabaptist Faith Formation Network has produced an at home resource for Advent written by Elsie Rempel. Based on the congregational worship resources developed for Leader Magazine, the guide invites families to approach Christmas by focusing on God’s goodness. It offers suggestions for creating a holy space and time in your home as well as activities to […]

Hearing God’s call at Women Doing Theology

This is the fourth post in a series featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. LeeAndra Fouts is a freelance writer and the office manager at Kern Road Mennonite Church in South Bend, Indiana. She also serves as the communications chair on the board of directors for […]