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Reflections on 75 years of ministry at Wooster Mennonite

7.21. 2017 Written By: Jacob Dodson 82 Times read

Jacob Dodson is Pastor of Wooster (Ohio) Mennonite Church.  The congregation of Wooster (Ohio) Mennonite Church is preparing to celebrate our 75th anniversary Sept. 9-10. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on our identity and calling as a community of believers, as well as God’s faithfulness throughout our history. The story of […]

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An Anabaptist convention playlist: For Orlando and beyond

6.28. 2017 Written By: Isaac Villegas 1,275 read

Isaac Villegas is Pastor of Chapel Hill (North Carolina) Mennonite Fellowship.  In episode 2 of the Let’s Talk About Church podcast, Isaac Villegas mentioned that he was creating a playlist for the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando. He’s shared that podcast with us here. Happy listening!  The playlist starts with songs for this week as you […]

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Fraktur as spiritual practice

6.26. 2017 Written By: Emily Kauffman 411 Times read

Photo: Sophie Lapp Jost presents on the ancient art form of fraktur, a German style of illustrated block letter type, at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. Photo by Rex Hooley.  A 25-year-old man with sandy hair bid $50 for a piece of fraktur, a German style of block letter type, made by Sophie Lapp Jost. […]

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Casa de Paz serves a holding space for immigrants, families in Colorado

6.25. 2017 Written By: Gordon Houser, with reporting from anotherlook.co 124 Times read

Photo: Sarah Jackson looks through photos of people who have stayed at Casa de Paz. Photo provided.  Some years ago, on a service trip to Swaziland, Africa, Sarah Jackson learned a lot from people there. They introduced her to two phrases that have helped her in her ministry. One is, “Flexibility is your friend; expectations are […]

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Vincent Harding, rebels and MJ Sharp

6.22. 2017 Written By: Joanna Shenk 1,020 read

Joanna Shenk is associate pastor at First Mennonite Church of San Francisco. This article ran in the July issue of The Mennonite magazine, focused on Mennonite understandings of peacebuilding around the world in the 21st century. Read more features online. Alongside writing Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “Beyond Vietnam” speech, Vincent Harding also wrote and […]

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Interview with author Anita Hooley Yoder

6.20. 2017 Written By: MennoMedia 243 Times read

Anita Hooley Yoder is author of the new book, Circles of Sisterhood, which explores the history of Mennonite women’s groups.  What piqued your interest in this project? How were you approached to write this book? My aunt, who has been very involved in Mennonite women’s groups, saw Mennonite Women USA’s call for a writer and thought […]

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Unlikely partnerships help address “disaster on the street”

6.20. 2017 Written By: Paul Johnson, Colorado Mennonite Disaster Services, and Rhoda Blough, Everence Stewardship Consultant 113 Times read

Photo: Over 100 individuals came to help with a tiny house village build on May 20 in Denver. The village will provide shelter for currently homeless individuals and is an interfaith partnership between the individuals themselves, local Denver nonprofits, Colorado Mennonite churches, Everence and Mennonite Disaster Services. Photo provided.  On the corner of 38th and […]

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