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Shared health coverage, mutual aid continue to benefit Mennonite Church USA congregations

Board affirms 2014 decision that congregations leaving the denomination can stay on the plan ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA)—In May, when Vern Rempel ended a long-term pastoral assignment to found Beloved Community: A Mennonite Congregation in Littleton, Colorado, he was able to bring his Corinthian Plan health coverage with him. The new church plant, which […]

Participation in Corinthian Plan remains steady despite Affordable Care Act

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Congregational participation in The Corinthian Plan (TCP), a Mennonite Church USA-sponsored health coverage and benefits program based on mutual care practices, continues to be stable as the plan begins its sixth year on Jan. 1, 2015. “We’ve seen congregations continue to make the decision to remain a part of The Corinthian […]

Directors transition at The Corinthian Plan

Church benefits plan continues to be stable in its fourth year By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA/Everence)—Keith Harder of Hillsboro, Kan., retired March 31 from his position as director of The Corinthian Plan (TCP), a Mennonite Church USA-sponsored health coverage and benefits program based on mutual care practices. Duncan Smith of Beaverton, […]

Patricia Shelly announced as nominee for moderator-elect

(Español) By Jenn Carreto (Mennonite Church USA)—The Leadership Discernment Committee of Mennonite Church USA announces Patricia Shelly of Newton, Kan., as its nominee for moderator-elect of Mennonite Church USA. The denominational delegate assembly will vote on the nomination in July 2013 during the biennial convention in Phoenix. Shelly is currently in her eighth year of […]