Countdown to reunion

Eastern Pennsylvania prepares to host MWC assembly next summer

The worldwide Anabaptist family reunion will come to the eastern U.S. next summer for the first time in Mennonite World Conference’s 90-year history. U.S. Mennonites and Brethren in Christ are inviting sisters...

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MDS inspires gift of old farm

Decades after witnessing MDS flood response, brothers donate their farm to future relief efforts

PHILADELPHIA — When Kevin King answered the phone in Mennonite Central Committee’s constituency ministries department one day in the early 1990s, he heard a surprising pronouncement. “ ‘We’re the Thomas...

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Tiny house a big decision for Kansas couple

HILLSBORO, Kan. — Kyle and Danae Schmidt are building their dream home: a tiny house. Once it’s built, the Schmidts plan to live comfortably in about 200 square feet of space that will include two lofts on...

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Serving God the African way

Succession strengthens South Africa Bible school through naming local coordinator

NEWTON, Kan. — Succession is part of the grand biblical narrative, Anna and Joe Sawatzky told Mennonite Mission Network board members and supporters June 7. They reported on their nine-year assignment in South...

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Care for elders crosses national, faith boundaries

Retirement community partners with first assisted-living center in Lebanon

Palm Village, a Mennonite Brethren retirement community in Reedley, Calif., is mentoring Lebanon’s first assisted-living center. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship, said David Reimer, director of Palm...

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We should split — and unite

Those who divide need a ritual that reaches across differences of belief

I like diversity of points of view. I think it’s normal and valuable. I like that there are different religions and that within Christianity there are many denominations. We need each other, because none of us is...

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Ohio resolution proposes sanctioning Mountain States

Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA is urging its member congregations to study the topic of sexuality in preparation for a special delegate session Aug. 9. The session will consider a resolution that was...

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Ecuador conference has peace in roots, branches

Colombian workers lived reconciliation in new churches

César Moya and Patricia Urueña didn’t come to Ecuador in 2000 primarily as church planters. But 14 years later, the couple leaves a new Ecuadorian Mennonite conference. Moya and Urueña emphasized a gospel of...

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Exchange feeds passion for helping children

Indonesian serves in Colombia with YAMEN!

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Within days of her arrival in Bogotá last August, Rut Arsari knew it would be difficult to leave. The people she would meet and the relationships she would develop would make it hard to say...

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EMU Kenyan students connect miles from home

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Their neighborhoods in Nairobi, Kenya, were only 30 minutes apart. Yet two students traveled more than 7,500 miles to meet for the first time at Eastern Mennonite University, where they...

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Author, editor, pastor dies at 85

John M. Drescher, a prolific author and well-known speaker, teacher, pastor and editor of Gospel Herald, died July 10 in Quakertown, Pa. He was 85. Drescher authored 37 books, including Why I Am a Conscientious...

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After ban lifted, same-sex couples wed at Germantown

After a federal judge ruled Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional May 20, Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia hosted two marriage ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples. Pastor Amy...

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