Mennonite Church USA to host interchurch and global church guests at Phoenix 2013

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Leaders from various Anabaptist fellowships, the global Mennonite church family and the broader body of Christ will be visiting Mennonite Church USA’s July 1–6 denominational convention in Phoenix. The guests will be introduced during the Delegate Assembly meeting on Tuesday afternoon, July 2. “The presence of our guests with us reminds […]

Learning experiences at Phoenix 2013 to combine study and action

[Español] By Johnny Kauffman and Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—In addition to traditional convention activities such as worship, seminars and fellowship, Mennonite Church USA’s July 1–6 convention in Phoenix will include 53 “learning experiences.” Depending on their content, they are either two or four hours in length and will be held primarily […]

Immigrant delegation visits Washington, D.C., to call for immigration reform

Effort co-sponsored by Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Central Committee [Spanish] By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—On May 14–15, a delegation of Mennonite leaders with first-hand experience with the U.S. immigration system gathered in Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional representatives to advocate for just and humane immigration reform. The delegation was […]

Last week to register online for Mennonite Church USA convention in Phoenix

It’s almost time for the exciting start to Mennonite Church USA’s 2013 convention in Phoenix, Ariz. Only 31 days remain before Mennonites from across the country (and around the globe) gather to worship, fellowship, learn, work, eat and play together. If you’re planning to be a part of the July 1–6 gathering, the time for registering […]

Iglesia Menonita Hispana holds immigration celebration

May 3–4 event designed for those not going to Phoenix 2013, draws 120 participants By Rafael Barahona Elkhart, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency/The Mennonite)—Only a week after the dedication of their new building, Iglesia Menonita Arca de Salvación in Fort Myers, Fla., hosted a gathering organized by Iglesia Menonita Hispana (IMH, or Hispanic Mennonite […]

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 […]

An unearned citizenship: A reflection on Ephesians 2:14-22

This is the fourth and last of a Bible study series by different authors on the key Scripture texts for Mennonite Church USA’s next biennial convention, to be held July 1–6, 2013, in Phoenix. The convention theme is “Citizens of God’s Kingdom: Healed in Hope,” and the Scripture texts are Psalm 24:1, Philippians 3:20-21, Romans […]

Resolutions Committee at work in anticipation of Phoenix 2013

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—A Resolutions Committee has been discerning resolutions to be brought to delegates at the biennial delegate assembly to be held as part of Mennonite Church USA’s July 1–6 convention in Phoenix. Resolutions being considered include one on protecting and nurturing children and youth and one on creation […]

Phoenix-area Mennonites continue history of engagement with their communities

Ministries range from transitional homes to a retirement community to programs supporting youth [Español] By Hilary J. Scarsella ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonites preparing to gather July 1–6 in Phoenix for the biennial convention of Mennonite Church USA may wonder what kind of presence Mennonites have offered in this city of nearly 1.5 million residents—the […]

Dreams of hope: the Lord reigns! A biblical reflection on Psalm 24:1

Following is the first of a Bible study series by different authors on the key Scripture texts for Mennonite Church USA’s next biennial convention, to be held July 1-6, 2013, in Phoenix. The convention theme is “Citizens of God’s Kingdom: Healed in Hope,” and the Scripture texts are Psalm 24:1, Philippians 3:20-21, Romans 5:1-5 and […]