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Ways to sing together if you are gathering online for worship

Contributed by MennoMedia One of the most potent ways we cope with hardship is by singing and praying together. Amid the loss of in-person gathering, congregations have shown a tremendous amount of creativity, whether worshiping via video conference platforms such as Zoom, livestreaming a service, or pre-recording the service. While we deeply feel the loss of […]

Do not sing together if you are gathering physically for worship

Contributed by MennoMedia Coping with temporary loss of in-person congregational song (MennoMedia) — With stay-at-home orders being lifted across much of the U.S. and Canada, churches are thinking about what it will look like to open their doors again. Yet because the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much with us, it is up to churches […]

Mennonite Church USA co-sponsors webinars on North Korea

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — ReconciliAsian, a peace center in Los Angeles, is hosting a webinar series this spring to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. The webinars address the impact of the Korean War on the people of North Korea and are co-sponsored by Mennonite Church […]

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Mennonite Church USA helps prepare churches for reopening

By MC USA staff Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is supporting church leaders and congregations with spiritual and practical guidance and resources as they contemplate reopening churches amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “Deciding if, when and how to reopen is a big decision with serious consequences,” said Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA, in a […]

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Mennonite Church USA offers donor relations video

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) has released a new video, Donor Relations, that offers best practices for connecting with donors in ways that build ministry and impact people’s lives. Created by Crystal Washington, a technology strategist and certified futurist, the video addresses the specific needs of MC […]

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Mennonite Church USA promotes Church Peace Tax Fund

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — This tax season, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is seeking to highlight its Church Peace Tax Fund, formerly known as the War Tax Alternative Fund, in an effort to re-engage constituents in its peacemaking efforts. “I am so thankful for MC USA and its peace witness. When […]

New video series on Technology Best Practices for Virtual Meetings and Work Tools

  (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) releases a new video series, Technology Best Practices for Service, that offers best practices for holding virtual meetings and worship services, as well as effective technology tools for working from home. Created by Crystal Washington, a technology strategist and certified futurist, this series is broken […]

Webinar: The Corinthian Plan responds to COVID-19

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is hosting a webinar to address questions about The Corinthian Plan, the denomination’s health plan for pastors and church workers, and its provisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar for congregational employers, participating pastors and staff will be held on Tuesday, April […]

Caring for Climate: Beyond Denial and Despair video series now available

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA’s most popular webinar, Caring for Climate: Beyond Denial and Despair, is now available as a video series. The video series is part of MC USA’s Learn, Pray, Join initiative on climate justice, coordinated in partnership with Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) and the Center […]

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Taftsville Chapel: A Sustainable Model for Creation Care

By Camille Dager, Mennonite Church USA Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Fellowship – a small, geographically dispersed congregation in rural Vermont – has strengthened its ties with each other and the broader community through spiritual practices that help care for all of creation. “Creation care is core to living simply,” said Taftsville member Laura Beidler. “By caring […]