Copyrights during COVID-19

This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada.   By Katie Graber and Bradley Kauffman Copyrights background Copyright laws and procedures protect intellectual property and pay people who make a living or […]

Discerning a call to spiritual direction

June Mears Driedger is a spiritual director and retreat leader who serves at The Hermitage, a retreat center near Three Rivers, Michigan. She is a member of Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite, Constantine, Michigan.   In 1992 I audited a class at Fuller Seminary as a way of exploring whether pursuing a seminary degree […]

So you want to go back to church (as usual?)!

Doug Luginbill is the conference minister of Central District Conference of Mennonite Church USA.   Our Central District Conference theme for this year is “Spirit, bless our souls with yearning” and is based on a line taken from a call to worship in Sing the Journey #124. For many of us, our yearnings have likely […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Activities and ideas during COVID-19

By The Corinthian Plan team: Ingrid Friesen Moser, Joe Christophel, James Miller, Teresa Pickens and Duncan Smith COVID-19 has rapidly changed many things in our families, churches and communities. Here are some ways The Corinthian Plan staff are responding to and noticing people coming together to get through this difficult time. We invite you to […]

Easter Sunday: Show us your resurrection

It’s Easter! We invite you into God’s presence as we celebrate resurrection. This post is part of our 2020 Lent At Home worship resource series.    Call to Worship: (Leader can speak the “All” parts which are echoed by others.) Leader: Come and celebrate God’s resurrection power and love. Hear and believe the good news, […]