Mennonite Church USA issues statement on racial injustice

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) released a statement on racial injustice today in response to events surrounding the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The statement calls for its congregations “to stand in solidarity with communities of color, walk alongside them and, indeed, be led by […]

Dispelling myths related to the Membership Guidelines of Mennonite Church USA

Glen Guyton is the executive director of Mennonite Church USA. Throughout the physical distancing many of us are experiencing because of COVID–19, I have felt heartened by the generosity and mutual aid being practiced across the church. Ever so slightly, I am catching a glimpse of what it means to journey forward as church together, caring for one another during a time of crisis. But, believe it […]

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Mennonite Church USA helps prepare churches for reopening

By MC USA staff Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is supporting church leaders and congregations with spiritual and practical guidance and resources as they contemplate reopening churches amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “Deciding if, when and how to reopen is a big decision with serious consequences,” said Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA, in a […]

Bearing the responsibility of reopening

By Glen Guyton, executive director, Mennonite Church USA. With nearly all states in some phase of reopening, pastors and church leaders are discerning if, when and how to return to public worship. Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) encourages local congregations to consult with their MC USA area conference leaders. Our conferences provide a network of resources and support, and our conference leaders are equipped […]

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Mennonite Church USA promotes Church Peace Tax Fund

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — This tax season, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is seeking to highlight its Church Peace Tax Fund, formerly known as the War Tax Alternative Fund, in an effort to re-engage constituents in its peacemaking efforts. “I am so thankful for MC USA and its peace witness. When […]

U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Churches publish letter of encouragement during Holy Week

By MC USA and MC Canada staff (Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) and Mennonite Church Canada (MC Canada) jointly have published a letter of encouragement to constituents this week during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter acknowledges the unusual circumstances and challenges surrounding this year’s Holy Week, while […]

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Mennonite Church USA and its agencies respond to COVID-19 pandemic

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — During widespread church closures and physical distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA), the largest Mennonite denomination in the United States, and its five program agencies have responded  by educating, encouraging and equipping its conferences, congregations, ministry partners, constituents and staff. “Our leaders […]

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Surat Dari Glen Guyton

tersedia dalam Bahasa Inggris Anggota Gereja Mennonite yang terhormat, Di akhir MennoCon19, saya memperkenalkan #BringThePeace (#Membawa damai). Berita seputar virus corona bisa menakutkan tetapi pada saat krisis dan ketakutan, gereja dapat dan harus menjadi kehadiran yang menenangkan. Bagaimana kita terus menjalani kehidupan di era ketidakpastian ini? Jadilah cerdas tentang bagaimana Anda beribadah dan berkumpul. Penyebaran […]

Being ‘the first’ and accepted

Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA, reflects on role, two years after making history By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — “God calls us to strange places in strange ways,” Glen Guyton said in a sermon to Pasadena Mennonite Church on Jacob’s calling from God at Bethel in Genesis 28. He relates this theme […]