When I’m Tired of Waiting

Jerrell Williams is currently the pastor of Salem Mennonite Church in Salem, Oregon. He is a recent graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity. Jerrell’s interests include systematic theology and Christian ethics.   I have never been a patient person. When I played football at Bethel College, one of my coaches even […]

“‘Twas in the moon of wintertime” not included in new Mennonite hymnal

This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. By Katie Graber and Geraldine Balzar   Choosing whether or not to include a song in Voices Together is more complicated than whether or not […]

MC USA Membership Guidelines Advisory Group Meeting, Next Steps

By MC USA staff CHICAGO, Illinois (Mennonite Church USA) – Mennonite Church USA’s (MC USA) Membership Guidelines Advisory Group successfully met for a one-time working session on Nov. 15-17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss ways in which the church can continue the conversation on its Membership Guidelines. The 21-person Advisory Group will submit its […]

God’s Goodness: Celebrate God’s Way

Anabaptist Faith Formation Network has produced an at home resource for Advent written by Elsie Rempel. Based on the congregational worship resources developed for Leader Magazine, the guide invites families to approach Christmas by focusing on God’s goodness. It offers suggestions for creating a holy space and time in your home as well as activities to […]

God’s Goodness: Tell it

Anabaptist Faith Formation Network has produced an at home resource for Advent written by Elsie Rempel. Based on the congregational worship resources developed for Leader Magazine, the guide invites families to approach Christmas by focusing on God’s goodness. It offers suggestions for creating a holy space and time in your home as well as activities to […]

God’s Goodness: Watch and Wait

Anabaptist Faith Formation Network has produced an at home resource for Advent written by Elsie Rempel. Based on the congregational worship resources developed for Leader Magazine, the guide invites families to approach Christmas by focusing on God’s goodness. It offers suggestions for creating a holy space and time in your home as well as activities to […]

Holy hopelessness

Denise Reesor is program director at Anabaptist Disabilities Network (ADN). ADN serves to nurture communities and congregations into becoming more inclusive to families and individuals touched by disabilities. She also studies school psychology where she loves learning about how to support the learning and emotional needs of children. Denise can be contacted at Denise@adnetonline.org. She […]

When awe breaks in

Jenna Liechty Martin serves as executive director at Camp Friedenswald (Cassopolis, Michigan), the camp of Central District Conference, where she lives with her husband, Peter, and son, Henry. She enjoys walking the woods, especially in the freshly fallen snow. From Mary’s Song: My soul proclaims with wonder The greatness of the Lord; Rejoicing in God’s […]

Struggling with an empty lamp

Linda Gehman Peachey is a freelance writer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband, Titus, as co-director of […]