Love is a Verb

Mennonite Church USA convention comes to Orlando July 4-8

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) – The Mennonite Church USA biennial convention comes to Florida this summer, taking place July 4-8 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center with the theme “Love is a Verb.” More than 3,000 delegates, staff, youth and others from across the country are expected to attend. The convention is one of the high […]

Ted Swartz

Love is a Verb: A ‘Sacred Space’ to address mental illness

By Walt Wiltschek HARRISONBURG, Virginia (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite actor and writer Ted Swartz performs in a variety of shows across the country each year. “Laughter is Sacred Space,” though, is a particular act of love. Swartz wrote the play after his long-time acting partner and “comedic soulmate,” Lee Eshleman, took his own life in […]

Ted & Co. invite audience to Listen for Grace

Ted and Co. received a standing ovation from over 450 attendees following their performance encouraging conversation on homosexuality issues on Saturday, July 4. Over 50 youth rushed the front of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral for prime viewing seats on the floor when the space filled close to capacity. The 70 minute production, Listening for Grace […]