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Religious Leaders Statement on Child Deaths in Detention

(Mennonite Church USA) – Joining an ecumenical and interfaith coalition effort, Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA, recently signed on to the Religious Leaders Statement on Child Deaths in Detention. Convened by the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the joint statement addresses concerns over the well-being of children who cross […]

Convention offerings at MennoCon19 in Kansas City will benefit peace church planting and Peace Academic Center

(Mennonite Church USA) — Two special offerings at MennoCon19 will go towards peace church planting within Mennonite Church USA and the Peace Academic Center (formally the Hopi Mission School). These offerings will take place during joint worship services of adult, youth and junior youth at the July 2-6 event in Kansas City, Missouri.   The […]

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MC USA Staff Transitions

Mennonite Church USA will be experiencing several staff transitions in the coming weeks and months. Jennifer Castro has accepted a new position at the Martinez Street Women’s Center in San Antonio as director of programs. She has served with MC USA as the coordinator of Women in Leadership (WIL) and communications associate since 2014. Her […]

Youth could become full delegates at 2019 convention

By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — Lorren Oesch recalls a moment at the 2017 MC USA Delegate Assembly in Orlando, Florida, when her table group encouraged her to go onstage and share her perspective at the microphone. She particularly remembers encouragement from Cyneatha Millsaps, who sat at her table and currently serves as executive […]

MennoCon19 starts early with new training opportunities

(Mennonite Church USA) — MC USA is offering a new opportunity this year to arrive at convention in Kansas City, Missouri, slightly early and choose from several valuable pre-convention training opportunities for individuals and leaders throughout the church. “We added these day-long trainings because this kind of learning takes time,” said Shana Peachey Boshart, denominational […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff transitions

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA announces the following Executive Board (EB) staff transitions: Janie Beck Kreider announced her plans to complete her service as director of Communications for MC USA in August 2019. She will be studying in a nursing program in the fall. “Three years ago, Janie jumped into a challenging role […]

MC USA Executive Board takes action on The Mennonite, Inc., prepares for MennoCon19

  By Sheldon C. Good and Janie Beck Kreider In its final in-person meeting before MennoCon19 in July, the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board took several actions, including accepting terms related to the release of The Mennonite, Inc. (TMI), as a churchwide program entity of MC USA. The EB’s action to accept the terms passed […]

Mennonite Church USA and LMC leaders gather for fellowship, worship, dialogue

(Mennonite Church USA)— Nine leaders from Mennonite Church USA and LMC, a fellowship of Anabaptist churches, gathered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on March 22, for a time to join together in fellowship, worship and dialogue. Leaders in attendance from MC USA were Joy Sutter, moderator-elect; Glen Guyton, executive director; and Michael Danner, associate executive director for […]

Hope for the Future to return in 2020

(Mennonite Church USA) — A group of 12 Mennonite Church USA leaders who have been involved with Hope for the Future (HFF) in the past, met in Los Angeles, California, Jan. 26-27, and agreed that the next HFF gathering would take place in  January 2020. The group worked together to redefine the purpose of HFF […]

Constituency Leaders Council looks at membership guidelines, bylaw change

en español By MC USA Communications staff with reporting from Gordon Houser of The Mennonite HESSTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) — The Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) looked at the membership guidelines of Mennonite Church USA and responded to possible bylaw changes in anticipation of July’s MC USA delegate assembly during a Feb. 28-March 2 meeting […]