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Central District Conference votes to restore credentials of Pastor Isaac Villegas

(Mennonite Church USA) – At a regular meeting of the Central District Conference (CDC) Ministerial Committee on August 23, 2018, a unanimous action was taken to restore the credentials of Isaac Villegas, pastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This action comes after Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship’s transfer of membership from Virginia […]

MC USA Executive Board meets; welcomes Glen Guyton as new executive director

By Janie Beck Kreider   Elkhart, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) – Glen Guyton met with MC USA’s Executive Board (EB) for the first time as executive director on Aug. 16-18 in the MC USA Elkhart offices. MC USA Moderator David Boshart opened the EB meeting by welcoming the board to “a new chapter in Mennonite […]

MC USA celebrates historic installation of Glen Guyton, first African American ED

GOSHEN, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Glen Guyton was installed as executive director (ED) of Mennonite Church USA on Aug. 18, 2018 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana. The service celebrated the beginning of his tenure as ED, which began May 1.   Guyton is the first African American to serve as executive director of […]

Learn, Pray, Join for immigration justice

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA encourages people and congregations to “Learn, Pray, Join” together for immigration justice in August and September. “The Bible is a story of God on the move,” said Sue Park-Hur, MC USA denominational minister for Leadership Development. “The God who gathers and scatters people continues to move amongst us […]

Mennonite Church USA to hold installation for Glen Guyton

(Mennonite Church USA) — Glen Guyton’s installation as the new executive director of Mennonite Church USA will celebrate the beginning of his tenure in this position, which began May 1, 2018. “It feels like we are entering a new era for our denomination,” said Marty Lehman, pastor at College Mennonite Church (Goshen, Indiana) and member […]

San Antonio Mennonites work with RAICES to meet community needs

  By Kayla Berkey SAN ANTONIO (Mennonite Church USA) — When Katrina Kniss began her placement as a legal assistant at RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) through Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) in August 2017, one of her roles included assisting people with DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals). The announcement […]

Registration now open for the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference

  (Mennonite Church USA) — Registration is now open for the 2018 Women Doing Theology (WDT) conference organized by MC USA’s office of Women in Leadership (WIL). The conference, to be held Nov. 8-10, 2018 at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, will explore the theme, Talkin’ Bout a Revolution: Dialogue, Practice and the […]

MC USA leaders visit Capitol Hill to advocate for peace in Palestine and Israel

  By Jonathan Brenneman WASHINGTON, D.C (Mennonite Church USA / Mennonite Central Committee U.S.) – Six leaders from Mennonite Church (MC) USA advocated for peace and justice in Palestine and Israel at their Washington, D.C. congressional offices on May 22. The visit took place just days after Israeli soldiers killed more than 60 largely nonviolent […]

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Faith leaders’ response to family separation

(Mennonite Church USA) — Earlier this month, MC USA’s Executive Director Glen Guyton signed on to an ecumenical, interfaith statement condemning government separation of immigrant families. Read the statement in its entirety below: “Recently, the U.S. Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous […]

Being open and honest about the state of youth ministry at The Gathering Live

  (Mennonite Church USA) — “What kind of faith are we passing on to the next generation? How are we doing as a church in modeling a vibrant faith centered in Jesus Christ? Where are the intergenerational and relational gaps in our congregations?” A group of 32 pastors, sponsors, educators and mission agency representatives met […]