MC USA celebrates historic installation of Glen Guyton, first African American ED

GOSHEN, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Glen Guyton was installed as executive director (ED) of Mennonite Church USA on Aug. 18, 2018 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana. The service celebrated the beginning of his tenure as ED, which began May 1.   Guyton is the first African American to serve as executive director of […]

Mennonite Church USA to hold installation for Glen Guyton

(Mennonite Church USA) — Glen Guyton’s installation as the new executive director of Mennonite Church USA will celebrate the beginning of his tenure in this position, which began May 1, 2018. “It feels like we are entering a new era for our denomination,” said Marty Lehman, pastor at College Mennonite Church (Goshen, Indiana) and member […]

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Faith leaders’ response to family separation

(Mennonite Church USA) — Earlier this month, MC USA’s Executive Director Glen Guyton signed on to an ecumenical, interfaith statement condemning government separation of immigrant families. Read the statement in its entirety below: “Recently, the U.S. Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous […]

MC USA invites churchwide engagement with Journey Forward study guide

Get the “Pathways” study guide   (Mennonite Church USA) — MC USA releases the Journey Forward study guide “Pathways” to invite churchwide engagement in the two-year Journey Forward process. It is now available online at mennoniteusa.org/pathways. The “Pathways” study guide invites congregations and groups across MC USA to engage in studying Scripture, singing, praying, storytelling, exploring […]

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Statement by MC USA and Lancaster Mennonite Conference

What might be the ongoing relationship between two groups which have officially parted ways? That was the question which representatives of Lancaster Mennonite Conference (LMC) and Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) discussed in a meeting on January 15, 2018. LMC officially left MC USA on January 1, 2018, and is seeking membership as a country […]

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Survey results show priorities for next MC USA executive director

(Mennonite Church USA) – The Executive Director Search Committee reports that nearly 800 people across Mennonite Church USA participated in the online survey it released in late September. Participants were asked to prioritize essential qualities and priorities for the next executive director of MC USA and to nominate potential candidates. The survey is now closed. […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Director signs letter to oppose “Israel Anti-Boycott Act”

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA Executive Director Ervin Stutzman joins leaders representing seventeen churches and church-based organizations in signing a letter urging Congress to oppose the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act.” The letter was sent to all members of Congress on November 6, 2017. “This legislation would put legal obstacles in the way of nonviolent […]

Lament and Prayer for Afghanistan

By Iris de León-Hartshorn, director of Transformative Peacemaking, on behalf of Mennonite Church USA Executive Board Staff. “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.  If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to […]

Conference to focus on Anabaptist faith formation across generations

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — Thirty workshops geared toward people at all stages of life and three plenary sessions will be offered as part of Deep Faith: Anabaptist Faith Formation for All Ages, a conference for people who care about faith formation to connect with and learn […]

Lord, when will this stop?

Ervin Stutzman is executive director for Mennonite Church USA. I’m writing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where I’m a guest at Mennonite Church Canada’s biennial assembly. When we gathered on Wednesday evening, we sang, “By the Rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept….” Several times during our assembly, we were encouraged to express lament for some of […]