Blog posts

Polarities vs. Whispers of the Spirit

7.25. 2015 Posted By: Byron Pellecer

For the most part, today’s society is more sophisticated and with more access to education than before, at least for the main stream of society. Even within Christian circles, faith is discussed and experienced in many ways; and the sad part of it is that these discussions and experiences are based in things that we […]

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Membership and the Mr. Potato Head Church

7.10. 2015 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

I was the kid who could never take care of my toys. Lost or broken moments after receiving them, my toys never stood a chance. I did not intentionally destroy my toys, it just kind of happened. That is probably why I never got a Mr. Potato head even though I wanted one so badly. […]

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Mothering and moving on

5.9. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Alyssa Rodriguez attends First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, Iowa and works as a Family Support Worker for marginalized populations while also learning the ins-and-outs of motherhood with her beloved daughter, Zulema. This first appeared as a #wearemenno blog on the Mennonite Church USA website.  As I reflect on celebrating my first Mother’s Day as […]

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A church mailbox—already?

4.28. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Rachel Lesher lives in Durham, N.C., with her husband, Ben, a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill. They attend Chapel Hill Mennonite Church. Originally from Lancaster, Pa., she is a graduate of Messiah College, Grantham, Pa., and Palmer Seminary of Eastern University. Rachel works as a research analyst at Duke University and is a mentor with Big […]

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Disciples making disciples

4.22. 2015 Posted By: Byron Pellecer

While serving complimentary coffee and homemade cookies with a Mennonite flare at a local laundromat, a lady with a beautiful and inquisitive smile approached me and asked me, “Are you Mennonite?” In all honesty, I did not see that coming. I simply smiled and replied back “Yes, I am.” My response initiated a long conversation about the […]

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Garden together

4.7. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

This post by Cara Rufenacht originally ran as a #wearemenno blog on April 6 on During a visioning exercise at the Pittsburgh Mennonite Church fall retreat I sat with fellow members and discussed our hopes for our church. We sought to answer in three words or less, “What is PMC’s purpose, and how will we […]

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No more milestones on Facebook

2.24. 2015 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

Libby Ringenberg’s first year of life was chronicled on Facebook. I stopped posting my children’s developmental milestones on Facebook. I come from a large close-knit family, who I never get to see. Imagine my excitement when I realized that Facebook would enable me to keep my family updated on how my first child was growing […]

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