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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

6.1. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. I’ve been pondering summer reading this week. Our public library, area conference library and local bookstore are each having summer reading programs for kids and adults. […]

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Seeking God’s will together

5.28. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

“It can’t help but be a time of bonding for the congregation.” “If the church is an important part of your life, you will want to invest your time participating in this congregational study.” What experience are these people talking about? The times their congregation got together to study the Bible and practice discernment. “How […]

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What to do when the juice dries up

1.11. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Marlene Kropf is a retired professor and denominational minister who lives in Port Townsend, Washington, where she continues to offer spiritual direction and lead retreats and Celtic pilgrimages.  She is a member of Portland (Oregon) Mennonite Church  and serves on the steering committee of Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network. This post originally ran on the Mennonite Church […]

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December Faith Formation Checklist

12.3. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Listen for God’s heart with these podcasts. In this season of Advent, God invites you to slow down and listen for God’s heart for you. Here are three podcasts to help you enter God’s Presence. On the Eighth Day A simple way to read and listen to the lectionary texts each day. On Monday, Nick […]

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Wednesday Call to Prayer

11.15. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Each Wednesday, we’ll be publishing a prayer. We invite you to add your own concerns, praises, worries and more and to join us for a midweek pause to pray for our church, our communities and our world.  This week’s prayer is from David Gray, Mission Minister for Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference.  Dear Lord, We, your […]

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Watching for God at work

10.3. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Nancy Kauffmann is a denominational minister for Mennonite Church USA.  After every convention, our youth group at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana, gives a report to the congregation. Each member of the youth group responds to three questions, one of which is, “Where did you see or experience God at work while at convention?” […]

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On trauma and a path toward healing

8.3. 2017 Posted By: Erica Littlewolf

Erica Littlewolf is from the Northern Cheyenne tribe of southeastern Montana and currently lives in Kansas. She works for Mennonite Central Committee Central States with the Indigenous Visioning Circle where she is committed to the work of decolonization, authentic relationship and healing. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and American Indian Studies […]

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