Do you remember your first Mennonite convention?

    Scott Hartman is the director of Event Planning for Mennonite Church USA.   I just got back from a meeting for people who plan religious meetings. The final presenter asked us to think about the first big gathering we attended. Do you remember your first Mennonite convention? I DO! It was 1985. I […]

MDS’ “The Storm Encounter” mobile exhibit raises disaster relief awareness

By Camille Dager (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Disaster Service debuted its new multi-sensory, mobile exhibit, “The Storm Encounter,” at MennoCon19, the national convention of Mennonite Church USA held in Kansas, City, Missouri, this past July, to help raise of awareness about its disaster relief efforts and to demonstrate the need for additional relief workers. […]

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MennoCon21 and Mennonite World Conference scheduling conflicts

(Mennonite Church USA) — MennoCon21, the upcoming Mennonite Church USA convention, will take place July 6-10, 2021, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. This schedule overlaps with the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) assembly in Semarang, Indonesia, on July 6-11. Conversation about this scheduling conflict began early in the planning process between MC […]

Worship speakers announced for MennoCon19

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA convention planning staff is excited to announce the worship speakers for MennoCon19, the Mennonite convention taking place in Kansas City, Missouri, July 2-6. Worship will be intergenerational, bringing together youth, junior youth and adults. “This amazing group of speakers is passionate and skilled, inviting everyone to join God’s […]

MennoCon19 opens registration on Feb. 6

(Mennonite Church USA) — “MennoCon19 is shaping up to be an exciting event!” said Scott Hartman, director of Event Planning for MC USA. The 2019 Mennonite Convention, referred to as MennoCon19, will take place in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at the Kansas City Convention Center. Registration to attend opens on Feb. 6. […]

Worship Planning Committee begins preparing for MennoCon19

By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — A small group of pastors, leaders and youth from across Mennonite Church (MC) USA gathered in Kansas City on March 23-25 to begin their work as the Worship Planning Committee for the 2019 MC USA convention. The convention, MennoCon19, will take place in Kansas City on July 2-6, […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff transitions

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) staff announces current staff transitions: Scott Hartman has been promoted to director of Building Operations for the Elkhart, Indiana, offices of Mennonite Church USA effective Aug. 1. Hartman has been a long-time staff member, working with convention planning, building issues and other projects. “We wanted […]

Orlando: then and now

Scott Hartman is Convention Planning coordinator for Mennonite Church USA. This post first appeared on Mennonite Church USA’s convention blog. In the summer of 2017, the Mennonite Church USA convention will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. It will be 20 years since the last time Mennonites held a convention in […]

Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board staff announces two new Convention Planning staff members, Sarah Chase and Tonya Keim Bartel. Sarah Chase of Plain City, Ohio, joined the Convention Planning staff Jan. 4. She’ll be coordinating registration and special events as well as working on social media for convention, working at 0.60 […]