Oral History: Being church together

This post is part of a series from the MC USA Archives Oral History Project that seeks to document and preserve the voices of young people, ages 24-40, who are part of MC USA. The excerpts below are from an informal, longer spoken interview and edited for clarity. Interviewees did not receive the questions beforehand and responses were […]

What is the answer to those concerned about war?

Glen Guyton is the executive director of Mennonite Church USA.   My 18-year-old son texted me and asked if I had been watching the latest Twitter trend. I told him no, that I would check it out, and then I saw #WWIII was trending. Wow! After a bit of scrolling, I saw that the Twitterverse was […]

Mennonite Church USA signs letter to Congress expressing grief, urging negotiations with Iran

By Mennonite Church USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, is one of 19 leaders of churches and faith-based organizations that has signed a letter to Congress, expressing grief over “the current rise in violence between the U.S. and Iran,” and urging Congress “to pass legislation that will […]

Leadership workshops to focus on faith formation and healthy boundaries

By Annette Brill Bergstresser, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — On Monday, March 2, daylong workshops for pastors, lay leaders, youth leaders, parents, educators and those forming faith in the community will be offered at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, in conjunction with a conference […]

Building faith in a digital world to be focus of joint conference

Seminary and denominational events join forces to explore ‘Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture’ By Annette Brill Bergstresser, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — How can faith leaders and their communities grow in building faith and in recognizing the gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s digitally saturated culture? […]

Mennonite Church USA signs “Faith statement on escalating violence with Iran”

By Mennonite Church USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA is one of 35 churches and faith-based organizations that has signed a statement renouncing “the United States’ dangerous aggression towards Iran, including the assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the deployment of additional troops to the region” and urging the Administration to “work […]

Are you going to keep going to a spiritual director your whole life?

Suzy Brugger Kanode recently graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary where she also earned a spiritual direction certificate through the Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation. She serves as an elder in a new Mennonite church plant in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and works part time as a client advocate at AVA Care of Harrisonburg.   Are you going to […]

Epiphany: Unable to go back the way we came!

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 writing team from Mennonite Church Manitoba for Leader magazine. Week six – Epiphany Call to Worship: The wait is over. The mystery has been […]

Lament for the new year

By Mennonite Church USA staff   Creator God, in your mercy, you have made all things new and given us the power to live into the new creation that is in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17). Yet, instead of trusting and seeking the renewal of our minds in Jesus who is our peace, we have […]