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Keep gospel songs in the new song collection

5.10. 2017 Posted By: Elwood Yoder

I’ve led music at church for almost 30 years and I always include gospel songs for Sunday worship because our congregation loves to sing them. To the committee selecting music for our new collection, I ask that a good number of gospel songs be included. Young and old sing them, we know the words and the […]

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The Future Church Summit: Back to the fundamentals

4.27. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

The Future Church Summit (FCS) will take place July 6-8, at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando. It will be a generative, open space for denomination-wide conversation — to dream together, reset priorities and engage one another in answering the question: How will we follow Jesus as Anabaptists in the 21st century? Leading up […]

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Rediscovering why we choose to be Anabaptist

4.13. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

The Future Church Summit (FCS) will take place July 6-8, at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando. It will be a generative, open space for denomination-wide conversation — to dream together, reset priorities and engage one another in answering the question: How will we follow Jesus as Anabaptists in the 21st century?  Chantelle Todman […]

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Invited to the table

4.12. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Tonya Ramer Wenger is Magdalena, Micah, Reuben and Joanna’s mom, Jonathan’s wife, and currently serves as lead pastor at First Mennonite Church in Hutchinson Kansas. Walking, knitting, baking bread, singing with a seasonal community choir and reading books to Joanna are all things that fill her non-working time. If you are looking for some bedtime […]

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The Future Church Summit: Encountering God in the unexpected

4.1. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Iris de León-Hartshorn is director of Transformational Peacemaking for Mennonite Church USA. The Future Church Summit (FCS) will take place July 6-8, at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando. This post originally ran on the Menno Snapshots blog of Mennonite Church USA. “…explore the moral imagination as the capacity to imagine something rooted in the […]

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Trust God, love each other

3.23. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Jane Hoober Peifer resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with her husband Daryl. Following 24 years in pastoral ministry, Jane received Spiritual Direction training from KAIROS: School for Spiritual Formation. The following reflection is adaptation of a homily Jane gave to the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) at the opening of their last meeting of the biennium, March […]

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One small step for Mennonite Church USA

2.8. 2017 Posted By: Glen Guyton

Glen Guyton is chief operating officer and director of Convention Planning for Mennonite Church USA. This post originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog of Mennonite Church USA.  After ringing in 2017 with my 88 year old mother and 93 year old aunt I seriously began thinking about family times, history and my future. My time with […]

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