The daily lived realities of climate change

This post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Climate Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative.   Dr. Sibonokuhle Ncube has served as the national coordinator of Compassionate Development Service, the relief and service agency of the Brethren in Christ Church of Zimbabwe and a partner of Mennonite Central Committee. She is currently a student at Anabaptist […]

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Mennonite Church USA promotes Church Peace Tax Fund

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — This tax season, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is seeking to highlight its Church Peace Tax Fund, formerly known as the War Tax Alternative Fund, in an effort to re-engage constituents in its peacemaking efforts. “I am so thankful for MC USA and its peace witness. When […]

New video series on Technology Best Practices for Virtual Meetings and Work Tools

  (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) releases a new video series, Technology Best Practices for Service, that offers best practices for holding virtual meetings and worship services, as well as effective technology tools for working from home. Created by Crystal Washington, a technology strategist and certified futurist, this series is broken […]

Grieving for the world’s future

This post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Climate Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative.   Lynn Hur is an 18-year-old college sophomore from Pasadena, California. When she is not working on her sociology degree, you can find her watching the most recent Korean drama and drinking a mug of her favorite green tea.    What […]

The pursuit of climate justice

This post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Climate Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative.   Luke Gascho served as executive director of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College for 22 years before retiring in 2019. He and his wife, Becky, live in Goshen, Indiana and are members of Waterford Mennonite Church. He led […]

Webinar: The Corinthian Plan responds to COVID-19

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is hosting a webinar to address questions about The Corinthian Plan, the denomination’s health plan for pastors and church workers, and its provisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar for congregational employers, participating pastors and staff will be held on Tuesday, April […]

Caring for Climate: Beyond Denial and Despair video series now available

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA’s most popular webinar, Caring for Climate: Beyond Denial and Despair, is now available as a video series. The video series is part of MC USA’s Learn, Pray, Join initiative on climate justice, coordinated in partnership with Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) and the Center […]

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Taftsville Chapel: A Sustainable Model for Creation Care

By Camille Dager, Mennonite Church USA Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Fellowship – a small, geographically dispersed congregation in rural Vermont – has strengthened its ties with each other and the broader community through spiritual practices that help care for all of creation. “Creation care is core to living simply,” said Taftsville member Laura Beidler. “By caring […]

A time to love and honor our loved ones

Iris de León-Hartshorn is associate executive director for Operations for Mennonite Church USA.   Early in my ministry, I worked for seven years as a hospital chaplain, four and a half of these as a hospice chaplain. I met with countless families and was involved in many conversations about end of life decisions. I sat […]

An epidemic that complicated Mennonite Church plans a century ago

As the global Covid-19 pandemic upends schedules and assumption in often unprecedented ways, we remember disruption caused by a local epidemic in 1917.   Steve Nolt is a professor of history and Anabaptist Studies at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania) College. He is a member of Akron (Pennsylvania) Mennonite […]