Love is a Verb: Bitter or Sweet

Randy Heacock is interim LEADership minister for Franconia Conference. He is also pastor of Doylestown Mennonite Church. Randy holds an Master of Divinity degree from Moravian Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Messiah College. Though many in our culture are turned off by Christianity, Randy encounters many who are intrigued to learn […]

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Israel-Palestine Resolution revision available for review

  UPDATE: The Review process for the Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine resolution has been completed. This final version of the resolution, which will be considered by the Delegate Assembly in Orlando this summer, can be found here.   (Mennonite Church USA) – A resolution on Israel-Palestine was brought to delegates at the Mennonite Church USA assembly in […]

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Sutter nominated as Mennonite Church USA moderator-elect

By Walt Wiltschek HESSTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) — Joy Sutter, a hospital administrator and current member of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board, has been called as the nominee for moderator-elect of the church beginning in 2017. Her nomination was approved by the Executive Board and affirmed at the Constituency Leaders Council meeting held […]

#WeAreMenno: Stand Up. Use Your Voice. Move Your Feet.

By Liza Heavener (Franconia Mennonite Conference/Mennonite Church USA)—This year marks 50 years since “Bloody Sunday,” an event that gripped the nation and continues to remind us of the injustices faced by Black Americans in Alabama and across the South. On the 50th anniversary, I returned to Selma, Ala., to bear witness to this historic event. This year was […]

#WeAreMenno: The Servant of the Lord: Reflections on Bloody Sunday

By Yvonne Platts (Franconia Mennonite Conference/Mennonite Church USA) This year marks the 50th anniversary of three significant events in the Civil Rights movement in the United States: The Voting Rights Act, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting laws and practices; the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, part of the movement of rights for African-Americans; and “Bloody Sunday,” when […]

Moderator-elect plans nationwide journey to visit congregations in conjunction with Phoenix 2013

Purpose is to listen to congregations most impacted by the convention location (This piece was originally released by Franconia Mennonite Conference and is shared by permission of the conference.) By John Tyson for Franconia Mennonite Conference Soto Albrecht traces the planned route for this summer’s journey to Phoenix. (Photo by Emily Ralph) Elizabeth Soto Albrecht […]