Worship Planning Committee begins preparing for MennoCon21

By Caleb Allen, MC USA CINCINNATTI, Ohio (Mennonite Church USA) — A diverse group of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) pastors, leaders and youth came together in Cincinnati on Jan. 16-18 as the Worship Planning Committee for the upcoming 2021 MC USA Convention. The convention, MennoCon21, will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center […]

Learn Pray Join: Why Jesus would care about climate change

Christy Miller Hesed attends Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas. She earned an M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology and a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Maryland. She most recently directed a research project that engaged rural churches and government agencies to promote coastal resilience to climate change on the Chesapeake Bay. […]

Climate change as a spiritual crisis

Douglas Kaufman is a director of pastoral ecology at the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions, Goshen College, and pastor of Benton Mennonite Church, who began creation care ministries in response to too much manure in the Elkhart River where they baptize. He is completing a Th.M. in ecology from the University of Toronto.   When […]

Learn Pray Join: Wild Church communion liturgy

Katerina Friesen lives in Fresno, California on traditional Yokuts land, and works with incarcerated people to create healing spaces through the Insight Garden Program. She pastors Wild Church, a community seeking to reconnect with God and all creation in their watershed.   Over the past year, I have been nurturing an ecclesial experiment in Fresno, […]

Learn, Pray, Join: What’s Your Creation Care Story?

Katie Isaac is the current Climate Futures Fellow for the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She recently graduated from Fresno Pacific University with an environmental science degree and has been researching Christian climate communication for the past two years.   When my family moved from Kansas to California, the Sierra Nevada Mountain […]