Worship speakers announced for MennoCon19

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA convention planning staff is excited to announce the worship speakers for MennoCon19, the Mennonite convention taking place in Kansas City, Missouri, July 2-6. Worship will be intergenerational, bringing together youth, junior youth and adults. “This amazing group of speakers is passionate and skilled, inviting everyone to join God’s […]

Mennonite Church USA to focus on planting new peace churches

By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — Through a new “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative running until April, MC USA will highlight the work of planting peace churches taking place in collaboration with Mennonite Mission Network, an MC USA agency. “Anything that’s alive should show signs of growth,” said Glen Guyton, executive director of […]

The Gathering Place re-launching with faith formation webinars

(Mennonite Church USA) — The Gathering Place, a virtual space where Anabaptist faith formation leaders can gather, learn, share and grow, is getting a new start with new resources and several upcoming webinars for Mennonite Church USA faith formation leaders. The Gathering Place was originally created in 2015 by Rachel Gerber, former denominational minister for […]

MennoCon19 opens registration on Feb. 6

(Mennonite Church USA) — “MennoCon19 is shaping up to be an exciting event!” said Scott Hartman, director of Event Planning for MC USA. The 2019 Mennonite Convention, referred to as MennoCon19, will take place in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at the Kansas City Convention Center. Registration to attend opens on Feb. 6. […]

2019 Lent At Home Guide is available now

(Mennonite Church USA) — Get ready for a holy feast. The Lent At Home resource based on the theme “Blessed Hunger…Holy Feast” is available now with materials for exploring God’s abundance and the season’s themes. The materials begin with Shrove Tuesday on March 5 and continue through Easter Sunday on April 21. “The At Home […]

A new sense of hopefulness in Ohio Mennonite Conference

By Kayla Berkey The road to healing (Mennonite Church USA) — In late 2016, Ohio Mennonite Conference Regional Pastor Cliff Brubaker decided to hit the road. His plan was to visit every congregation in the conference, most of which are in Ohio, with a few in Michigan and Pennsylvania, in “a blitz of a tour.” […]

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Mennonite Church USA releases video resources on leadership and polity

  (Mennonite Church USA) — People across Mennonite Church USA are invited to take a closer look at the denomination’s structure and healthy ways of functioning with a newly released video series featuring presentations by Michael Danner, associate executive director for Church Vitality and Engagement, David Boshart, MC USA moderator, and Joy Sutter, MC USA […]

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MC USA and Church of God held second ecumenical dialogue in Elkhart

Members of Mennonite Church USA and the Church of God met in Elkhart, Indiana for their second ecumenical dialogue on Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2018. Through presenting and discussing papers, worship, and fellowship, the team members pursued a mutual understanding of each other’s history and theology, sought greater common witness to the gospel and considered concrete […]

The Mennonite, Inc., board withdraws from exploration of merger with MWR

By The Mennonite, Mennonite World Review and Mennonite Church USA The board of directors of The Mennonite, Inc. (TMI), decided Nov. 13 to withdraw from exploring a merger with Mennonite World Review, Inc. (MWR). “This action comes following the inability of TMI and Mennonite Church USA representatives to agree on terms related to the proposed […]

Imagining a new world at Women Doing Theology 2018

    By Kayla Berkey ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — “Wipe away all tears for the dawn draws near, and the world is about to turn.” Over 200 people from across North America filled the Chapel of the Sermon of the Mount with these lyrics, singing and dancing the “Canticle of the Turning” at […]