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Virginia Mennonite Missions celebrates 100 years

11.25. 2019 Written By: Carol Tobin, Virginia Mennonite Missions 271 Times read

Photo: Current and former workers, board and staff of Virginia Mennonite Missions share food and conversation. Photo by Jon Trotter. Hundreds gathered to celebrate the centennial year of Virginia Mennonite Missions in Harrisonburg, Virginia, including leaders from the Italian Mennonite Church, Jamaica Mennonite Church and Mennonite Church of Trinidad and Tobago, in recognition of the […]

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MDS to respond to ‘unbelievable’ storm damage in the Bahamas

11.18. 2019 Written By: John Longhurst, Mennonite Disaster Service 443 Times read

Photo: Workers from Team Rubicon, an international disaster response nonprofit, discuss damage with a resident in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas. Photo provided by MDS. For Kevin King, the destruction left behind in the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian was “unbelievable.” “As far as one could see, everything was destroyed or damaged,” he says of his […]

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Everence breaks new ground with Philadelphia initiative

11.18. 2019 Written By: Jim Miller, Everence 375 Times read

Photo: Everence staff (from left) Randy Nyce, Natalie Martinez, Kevin Gil, Leonard Dow and Bryant Keal survey their office space in Philadelphia. Photo by Matthew Lester. Philadelphia, the nation’s sixth-most populous city, will soon be home to an Everence® office that will offer services designed to help people reach their financial goals. The Philadelphia office is […]

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The Mennonite, Inc., board looks at ongoing operations, merger

11.11. 2019 Written By: The Mennonite, Inc. 542 Times read

At its November meeting the board of directors of The Mennonite, Inc. (TMI), reviewed the organization’s ongoing operations and looked with excitement at the continued work with Mennonite World Review, Inc. (MWR), to form a new, independent Anabaptist communications nonprofit that will release new print and digital products in 2020. The TMI board met Nov. […]

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Bethel College adds food pantry for students

11.11. 2019 Written By: Melanie Zuercher, Bethel College 301 Times read

Photo: From left, Bethel College President Jon Gering, vice president for student life Samuel Haynes and vice president for institutional advancement Brad Kohlman cut the ribbon for Bethel’s new student food pantry. Photo by Taylor Brown. Bethel College vice president for student life Samuel Haynes hadn’t been in his job very long when two students […]

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MC USA announces Membership Guidelines Advisory Group

11.11. 2019 Written By: Mennonite Church USA 1,573 read

The Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA has formed a Membership Guidelines Advisory Group to recommend a process for continuing the church’s conversation on its Membership Guidelines. Iris de León-Hartshorn, associate executive director of operations, and Michael Danner, associate executive director for church vitality, will co-lead the 21-person Membership Guidelines Advisory Group, which will […]

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Franconia, Eastern District conferences reconcile after 172 years apart

11.11. 2019 Written By: Tim Huber, Mennonite World Review 1,128 read

Photo: Delegates from Franconia and Eastern District conferences erupted in applause and song after it was announced that the vote to reconcile was unanimous. Photo by Cindy Angela. A history of division became a future of unity when Franconia Mennonite and Eastern District conferences held reconciliation votes Nov. 2 during joint assemblies at Souderton (Pa.) […]

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