Oral History: Being church together

This post is part of a series from the MC USA Archives Oral History Project that seeks to document and preserve the voices of young people, ages 24-40, who are part of MC USA. The excerpts below are from an informal, longer spoken interview and edited for clarity. Interviewees did not receive the questions beforehand and responses were […]

What is the answer to those concerned about war?

Glen Guyton is the executive director of Mennonite Church USA.   My 18-year-old son texted me and asked if I had been watching the latest Twitter trend. I told him no, that I would check it out, and then I saw #WWIII was trending. Wow! After a bit of scrolling, I saw that the Twitterverse was […]

Are you going to keep going to a spiritual director your whole life?

Suzy Brugger Kanode recently graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary where she also earned a spiritual direction certificate through the Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation. She serves as an elder in a new Mennonite church plant in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and works part time as a client advocate at AVA Care of Harrisonburg.   Are you going to […]

Epiphany: Unable to go back the way we came!

Waiting and Wondering, this year’s Advent At Home worship guide, focuses on Scriptures in which people have questions for God. The prayers and activities are adapted from the worship resources developed by the writing team from Mennonite Church Manitoba for Leader magazine. Week six – Epiphany Call to Worship: The wait is over. The mystery has been […]

Lament for the new year

By Mennonite Church USA staff   Creator God, in your mercy, you have made all things new and given us the power to live into the new creation that is in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17). Yet, instead of trusting and seeking the renewal of our minds in Jesus who is our peace, we have […]

Conflict resolution: We are all beloved by God

By Scott Roth Scott Roth is a credentialed leader in Franconia Mennonite Conference that is exploring and creating cultural masterpieces through Urban Expression North America and Young Life.  Some of his current projects are the reconciliation of Eastern District and Franconia Mennonite Conferences, directing Bike & Sol, a community non-profit bicycle shop, and establishing and […]

Week five: Time to get a move on!

Waiting and Wondering, this year’s Advent At Home worship guide, focuses on Scriptures in which people have questions for God. The prayers and activities are adapted from the worship resources developed by the writing team from Mennonite Church Manitoba for Leader magazine. We invite you to bring your questions and respond to God’s questions as […]

Christmas home worship

Waiting and Wondering, this year’s Advent At Home worship guide, focuses on Scriptures in which people have questions for God. The prayers and activities are adapted from the worship resources developed by the Advent 2019 writing team from Mennonite Church Manitoba for Leader magazine. We invite you to bring your questions and respond to God’s questions as […]

Advent week four: Worth the wait!

Waiting and Wondering, this year’s Advent At Home worship guide, focuses on Scriptures in which people have questions for God. The prayers and activities are adapted from the worship resources developed by the Advent 2019 writing team from Mennonite Church Manitoba for Leader magazine. We invite you to bring your questions and respond to God’s questions as […]

Spiritual practices in giving

Beryl Jantzi is director of Stewardship Education for Everence, an agency of Mennonite Church USA.   According to Scripture, what we do with our money has a profound impact on our relationship with God. If this sounds too strong, consider Luke 12:33-34: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to […]