Learn, Pray, Join for immigration justice

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA encourages people and congregations to “Learn, Pray, Join” together for immigration justice in August and September. “The Bible is a story of God on the move,” said Sue Park-Hur, MC USA denominational minister for Leadership Development. “The God who gathers and scatters people continues to move amongst us […]

Experience transformation

Over the next few months we’ve invited folks from across Mennonite Church USA to reflect on our Journey Forward and consider how they’ve seen Renewed Commitments at work in their lives, their congregation or community. If you’d like to contribute to this series by highlighting stories that bring our shared values to life, email JenniferC@MennoniteUSA.org.  Tina Schlabach lives […]

God’s power at work … within us!

Tina Schlabach lives with her husband, Jay, in Tucson, Arizona. She serves as co-pastor of Shalom Mennonite Fellowship, offers spiritual companioning and visits with women from Central America and Mexico held in immigration detention. Tina loves conversation with friends, reading, hiking, time with her three young adult children and her morning coffee.  I am so energized by […]

Love is a Verb: Neighbor love finds its way through walls

Tina Schlabach lives with her husband, Jay, in Tucson, Arizona. She serves as co-pastor of Shalom Mennonite Fellowship, offers spiritual companioning and visits with women from Central America and Mexico held in immigration detention. Tina loves conversation with friends, reading, hiking, time with her three young adult children and her morning coffee.   This morning I visited […]

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Mennonite Church USA and Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference respond to ‘recommitment process’ concerns

(Mennonite Church USA / Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference) — At the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) meeting Nov. 10 in Newton, Kansas, a concern was brought forward regarding the “Year of Recommitment” that Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference (PSMC)—one of the most diverse conferences in Mennonite Church USA—has undertaken to assess where they are as a […]

#WeAreMenno: I was in prison and you came to visit me

This is the last of a four part series featuring Mennonites working with immigrants. Projects featured in this series received grants from a special offering received at Mennonite Church USA’s 2013 convention in Phoenix toward the DREAMer Fund. These projects were chosen as grant recipients because they have a strong history of working with immigrants in […]

#SomosMeno: Congregaciones menonitas actúan para apoyar a inmigrantes indocumentados

[English] Por Ardell Stauffer A veces, un día puede cambiarte la vida. En julio del 2013, los juveniles de la Iglesia Menonita de Walnut Hill, Goshen, Indiana, eligieron participar de un viaje de aprendizaje de jornada completa a la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México mientras asistían a la convención bienal de la Iglesia Menonita […]

#WeAreMenno: Mennonite congregations take action to support undocumented migrants

[Español] By Ardell Stauffer (Mennonite Church USA)—Sometimes one day can change your life. Youth from Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., chose to participate in a one-day learning trip to the U.S.-Mexico border while attending Mennonite Church USA’s biennial convention in Phoenix in July 2013. Convention planners had organized the learning trips—led by the BorderLinks […]