Learn, Pray, Join: When limitations become opportunities

Zachary Martinez is the pastor of Sojourn Mennonite Church in Fort Collins and Greeley, Colorado. He lives with his family in Greeley, where he likes to garden, ride his bike and patronize local breweries and coffee shops. His work has appeared in The Mennonite, the Sun Magazine, and other publications. I didn’t initially accept a call to […]

MennoCon19: Get excited!

Joy Cotchen lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and attends Stahl Mennonite Church. She serves as minister for children and youth for Allegheny Mennonite Conference, and also works as a laboratory technician at a local hospital. In her spare time she likes to walk, be outdoors and spend time with her four grandchildren. Joy is on the […]

Blessed Hunger … Holy Feast: God pours out lifegiving drink

The following is an excerpt from “Blessed Hunger … Holy Feast,” MC USA’s 2019 Lent At Home Resource written by Elsie Rempel. We invite you to use this resource during Lent with your family and adapt it to meet your needs. Download the entire booklet here. Lent 3: March 24-30 Call to worship Leader: Come and […]

Journey Forward: Baptism, community and identity

This post is part of our Journey 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.  Rob […]

That they may be one

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. I recently spent five days in my former home conference, Virginia Mennonite. I had quite the hectic schedule: two chapels at Eastern Mennonite School, an evening lecture, lunch with credentialed leaders, breakfast with youth leaders, a meeting with EMU president, Susan Huxman, a high school musical, […]

The experience of music at Mennonite World Conference Assemblies

Paul Dueck is a retired music educator and presently employed by Mennonite Church Manitoba at Camp Assiniboia. He is passionate about congregational singing and has led music at numerous Mennonite assemblies. Paul is a member of the Voices Together worship and song committee. In the summer of 1978, I attended my first Mennonite World Conference […]

Blessed Hunger … Holy Feast: God gathers us together in a safe shelter

The following is an excerpt from “Blessed Hunger … Holy Feast,” MC USA’s 2019 Lent At Home Resource written by Elsie Rempel. We invite you to use this resource during Lent with your family and adapt it to meet your needs. Download the entire booklet here. Lent 2: March 17-23 Call to worship Leader: Come and […]

Experience transformation through the Church

This post is part of our Journey 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.  Anthonia Onye is […]

Learn, Pray, Join: The story of Piedra Viva

Naun Cerrato’s roots are in Central America. He moved with his family to Elkhart in the 90s. Naun Graduated from Goshen College with a Bachelor of Science degree and completed his master’s at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in 2018. It all started when a small group of people participated in some community events in Elkhart […]

Blessed Hunger … Holy Feast: God’s hand delivers us

The following is an excerpt from “Blessed Hunger … Holy Feast,” MC USA’s 2019 Lent At Home Resource written by Elsie Rempel. We invite you to use this resource during Lent with your family and adapt it to meet your needs. Download the entire booklet here. Lent 1: March 10-16 Call to worship Leader: Come and […]