Hope for the Future: What does inaction reveal about us?

This is the second in a blog series from participants in Hope for the Future (HFF), a gathering of people of color serving in leadership positions across Mennonite Church USA. HFF gatherings began in 2012 and initially served to create space for mutual support among people of color in Mennonite Church USA institutions and agencies. In recent […]

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 […]

Nueva iglesia hispanoparlante echa raíces en Mountain Lake, Minnesota

[English] Por Wil LaVeist (Red Menonita de Misión / Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)—A Judy y Steve Harder, la vida de iglesia se les volvió demasiado cómoda. Domingo tras domingo, disfrutaban sentarse juntos por la mañana en los bancos de la Primera Iglesia Menonita de Mountain Lake, Minnesota. Sonreían y saludaban a quienes adoraban junto […]

Group charts hope for church’s multicultural future

[Español] By Wil LaVeist LEESBURG, Va. (Mennonite Mission Network / Mennonite Education Agency / Mennonite Church USA)—More than 60 Racial/Ethnic leaders in Mennonite Church USA gathered Jan. 25–27 in Leesburg to encourage unity, celebrate the denomination’s multicultural progress, and begin outlining specific ways to help the entire church thrive as its membership rapidly becomes more […]

Spanish-speaking church plant takes root in Mountain Lake, Minn.

[Español] By Wil LaVeist (Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA)—Church life became too comfortable for Judy and Steve Harder. Sunday morning after Sunday morning, they enjoyed sitting together in the pews at First Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake, Minn. They would smile and greet fellow worshipers, study the Bible and sing songs of praise. […]