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 […]

Conflict resolution: We are all beloved by God

By Scott Roth Scott Roth is a credentialed leader in Franconia Mennonite Conference that is exploring and creating cultural masterpieces through Urban Expression North America and Young Life.  Some of his current projects are the reconciliation of Eastern District and Franconia Mennonite Conferences, directing Bike & Sol, a community non-profit bicycle shop, and establishing and […]

Week five: Time to get a move on!

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. We invite you to bring your questions and respond to God’s questions as […]

Christmas home worship

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 Mennonite Church Manitoba for Leader magazine. We invite you to bring your questions and respond to God’s questions as […]

Advent week four: Worth the wait!

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 Mennonite Church Manitoba for Leader magazine. We invite you to bring your questions and respond to God’s questions as […]

Spiritual practices in giving

Beryl Jantzi is director of Stewardship Education for Everence, an agency of Mennonite Church USA.   According to Scripture, what we do with our money has a profound impact on our relationship with God. If this sounds too strong, consider Luke 12:33-34: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to […]

Was it worth the wait?

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 […]

Oral History Project: How do we bring people who are outside inside?

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 […]

When I’m Tired of Waiting

Jerrell Williams is currently the pastor of Salem Mennonite Church in Salem, Oregon. He is a recent graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity. Jerrell’s interests include systematic theology and Christian ethics.   I have never been a patient person. When I played football at Bethel College, one of my coaches even […]

Advent week three: Kept waiting by fear

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 […]