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Friday round-up: Six things worth talking about today

9.22. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite 60 Times read

David and Leann Augsburger are two semi-retired people who co-lead a home base church (Peace Mennonite Church, Claremont, California) and volunteer to welcome, care and connect people in the San Gabriel valley. This week we keep coming back to conversations about: 1. Abide With Me, Elizabeth Strout, 2006. Sometimes Leann comes home from book club and […]

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Faith online: Cultivating healthy habits

9.21. 2017 Posted By: Hannah Heinzekehr 22 Times read

Hannah Heinzkehr is the Executive Director for The Mennonite, Inc. She lives in Goshen, Indiana, with her husband, Justin, and two kids. This post originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog for Mennonite Church USA. Facebook first became a phenomenon when I was a college student studying abroad during my junior year at Bluffton University. I […]

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Living Life as Purple People

9.13. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite 445 Times read

“A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.” Acts 16:14 My senior year of high school, I pulled my car into my garage feeling utterly defeated. After about a month […]

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Giving trends of Millennials (and others) to congregations

9.13. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA 167 Times read

Beryl Jantzi is director of Stewardship Education at Everence. This article originally appeared at and on the Menno Snapshots blog of Mennonite Church USA.  As the number of not-for-profits increases, along with their level of sophistication for donor dollars, churches need to adjust to the changing landscape of religious giving. When it comes to giving, loyalty […]

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Top five reasons we really don’t want to be missional

9.12. 2017 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg 1,288 read

Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg is an apostle serving at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio.  Missional. We’ve been hearing this word for 20 years. Our seminaries have been teaching it, our agencies have been producing books on it and our congregations have been using the word “missional” to justify programs, mission efforts and other worthwhile “regularly scheduled” […]

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Seven questions with…Isabel Castillo

9.8. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite 286 Times read

Name: Isabel Castillo Role: Shenandoah Valley Organizer with Virginia Organizing, Castillo also was recently honored as a “Movement Honoree” by Sojourners and was a speaker at the 2013 Mennonite Church USA Convention in Phoenix 1. You came to the United States from Mexico when you were six. Would you be willing to say more about […]

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Seeing the humanity in one another

9.7. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite 110 Times read

Ben Wideman is Campus Pastor for 3rd Way Collective at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.  Cindy Lapp’s recent reflection on her experience at the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests stands out to me in a number of different ways, perhaps none greater than her emphasis on the need to see the humanity in those with […]

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