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Replacing the songs of David Haas

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, Sarah Kathleen Johnson, Anneli Loepp Thiessen   MennoMedia released a statement on Tuesday: in response to credible accusations of sexual […]

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Ways to sing together if you are gathering online for worship

Contributed by MennoMedia One of the most potent ways we cope with hardship is by singing and praying together. Amid the loss of in-person gathering, congregations have shown a tremendous amount of creativity, whether worshiping via video conference platforms such as Zoom, livestreaming a service, or pre-recording the service. While we deeply feel the loss of […]

Do not sing together if you are gathering physically for worship

Contributed by MennoMedia Coping with temporary loss of in-person congregational song (MennoMedia) — With stay-at-home orders being lifted across much of the U.S. and Canada, churches are thinking about what it will look like to open their doors again. Yet because the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much with us, it is up to churches […]

Copyrights during COVID-19

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 Bradley Kauffman Copyrights background Copyright laws and procedures protect intellectual property and pay people who make a living or […]

Updating the Bible?!? Working with Biblical Texts for Corporate Worship

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.   Melanie A. Howard, Ph.D. is the assistant professor and program director of Biblical and Theological Studies at Fresno Pacific University. She is a […]

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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 […]

Mennonite Church USA shares resources for managing coronavirus

en español tersedia dalam Bahasa Indonesia By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) – The spread of a new coronavirus has raised concern around the world. Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) offers the following information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to empower conferences and congregations with accurate, reliable information to help […]

Three good reasons NOT to get Voices Together (And three bad ones)

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. Sarah Kathleen Johnson is the worship resources editor for Voices Together and the editor of the Voices Together: Worship Leader Edition. Originally from Waterloo, […]

Epiphany: Unable to go back the way we came!

Waiting and Wondering, this year’s Advent At Home worship guide, focuses on Scriptures in which people have questions for God. The prayers and activities are adapted from the worship resources developed by the writing team from Mennonite Church Manitoba for Leader magazine. Week six – Epiphany Call to Worship: The wait is over. The mystery has been […]