‘Shaping Families’ announces schedule for March


Radio program features Mennonite guests

‘Shaping Families’ announces schedule for March

By Melodie Davis

HARRISONBURG, Va.—The Shaping Families radio program that airs in numerous Mennonite communities will focus in March on working parents, volunteering, critical illness, grief, and overseas adoption. All but one of the programs features interviews with Mennonites.

Shaping Families is the 15-minute weekly radio program of MennoMedia.

The schedule for March:

  • March 3: “Working Parents’ Juggling Act.” Gloria Rhodes, professor in peacebuilding and conflict at Eastern Mennonite University, tackles an everyday conflict: how to make a fulfilling and demanding career jive with parenting.
  • March 10: “Volunteering.” Stephan Kiernan, an award-winning journalist and author of several books, looks at how volunteering can reshape society with ordinary people making a big difference.
  • March 17: “Surviving Brain Aneurism.” Ruth Ann Wittrig, a former elementary school teacher in Goshen, Ind., almost died following an aneurism and surgery. She shares how her family coped and her church responded.
  • March 24: “Adoption Challenges.” Eugene and Martha, who wish to remain anonymous, share the struggles they had in adopting a child from Asia who has grown up to be a successful attorney.
  • March 31: “Grief and Grace.” Edith Kuhns and Rosemary Shenk, mother and daughter, share their journey through losing their husbands in separate accidents on different continents nine days apart.

Shaping Families, launched in January 2010, is sponsored by businesses, churches, individuals, and radio stations. Burton Buller and Melodie Davis host the program. It airs on 18 local stations and appears online at www.ShapingFamilies.com each Friday before the above air dates.

The program is produced by MennoMedia, an agency of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada creating faith-based print, video, radio, and web resources.


For more information, contact Steve Shenk, director of marketing and sales, at steves@mennomedia.org or 540 908-2592.