Wildmen, vipers, hellfire and brimstone

This post was originally published in Goshen College’s Advent Devotionals. Goshen College students and employees are reflecting on the theme: “What are you waiting for?” from Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada worship resources. Daily online devotionals are available during Advent 2019 at www.goshen.edu/devotions, or you can subscribe to receive them as a daily email.    By […]

“‘Twas in the moon of wintertime” not included in new Mennonite hymnal

This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. By Katie Graber and Geraldine Balzar   Choosing whether or not to include a song in Voices Together is more complicated than whether or not […]

Advent week 2: Getting ready while we wait

Advent is a time of holy mystery — a time to slow down and notice our longing for God. Waiting and Wondering, this year’s Advent At Home worship guide, focuses on Scriptures in which people have questions for God. The prayers and activities are adapted from the worship resources developed by the Advent 2019 writing team from […]

Plug into God’s shocking peace

This post is part of our #BringThePeace series. #BringThePeace is a call to action for individuals and congregations to extend peace in their communities. It is also our prayer inviting God to bring the peace that expands our capacity for empathy, compassion and love that actively seeks to dismantle oppression and violence. Learn more at mennoniteusa.org/bringthepeace.   […]

Mennonite Church USA Staff Transitions in Communications and Archives

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) – Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board staff announces several new staff appointments: Caleb Allen has joined the MC USA staff as communications production coordinator. He will also assist with convention planning. He is dividing his time between MC USA’s two regional offices in Newton, Kansas, and Elkhart, Indiana. […]

Preparing our hearts for the time that is nearing

This post was originally published in Goshen College’s Advent Devotionals. Goshen College students and employees are reflecting on the theme: “What are you waiting for?” from Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada worship resources. Daily online devotionals are available during Advent 2019 at www.goshen.edu/devotions, or you can subscribe to receive them as a daily email.    By […]

MC USA Membership Guidelines Advisory Group Meeting, Next Steps

By MC USA staff CHICAGO, Illinois (Mennonite Church USA) – Mennonite Church USA’s (MC USA) Membership Guidelines Advisory Group successfully met for a one-time working session on Nov. 15-17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss ways in which the church can continue the conversation on its Membership Guidelines. The 21-person Advisory Group will submit its […]

Commission or Co-Mission?

Wil LaVeist, PhD. is chief communications officer for Mennonite Church USA and senior executive for advancement for Mennonite Mission Network.   What does it mean to you when you hear the word commission? For some it’s “an instruction, command, or duty given to a person or group of people.” For others it is more about […]

Advent One: Our wait begins

Advent is a time of holy mystery — a time to slow down and notice our longing for God. Waiting and Wondering, this year’s Advent At Home worship guide, focuses on Scriptures in which people have questions for God. The prayers and activities are adapted from the worship resources developed by the Advent 2019 writing […]