Trinidad and Tobago church marks 40th anniversary

Virginia mission work led to five congregations on Caribbean islands

The Mennonite Church of Trinidad and Tobago marked its 40th anniversary Oct. 16-19 with celebrations at four of its five congregations. The celebration was a time for Loren Horst to look back over MCTT’s 40-year...

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Canadians observe cultural change on gay marriage

As same-sex marriage has gone mainstream, some churches address the issue, others avoid it

As gay marriage continues to work its way through the U.S. court system, Mennonites are waiting to see how same-sex couples joining in matrimony, if legalized, will affect church life. It’s a threshold Canada...

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MC USA convention speakers announced

Mennonite Church USA announced its worship speakers for next summer’s Kansas City, Mo., convention Nov. 14 in the KC 2015 convention newsletter. Mennonite Central Committee Central States director Michelle...

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Immigrants persist in prayer, and healing follows

LOWVILLE, N.Y. — An intensive-care unit lacked a few key components to heal a critically injured patient until help arrived from an immigrant church in Buffalo. Beth Steria of Low­ville was seriously injured in...

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New Bluffton website broadens access to archives

BLUFFTON, Ohio — Many archival photos and documents at Bluffton University are seeing the light of day online via a searchable new website. Several hundred photos have already been digitized and uploaded to...

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Taiwanese mark 60 years

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Fellowship of Mennonite Churches in Taiwan celebrated its 60th anniversary Oct. 25-26, honoring its beginning with Mennonite mission workers, rejoicing for its present and setting a course...

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EMM sends its first U.S. YES team in a decade

Baltimore unit serves inner-city neighborhood

BALTIMORE — This fall Eastern Mennonite Missions sent its first U.S.-based YES team in 10 years. The team, made up of four young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, is partnering in mission with Wilkens Avenue...

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MB Central District gets $1.2 million gift

MINOT, N.D. — A large gift enabled the Central District Conference of the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches to significantly increase next year’s budget. Christian Leader magazine reported a...

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Germans mark 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Horst Krueger was happy to only attend one Sunday worship service Nov. 9 at Berlin Mennonite Church. The service — one of thanksgiving — reflected on a historic weekend 25 years earlier. Two Mennonite churches...

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Western District weighs congregational freedom

Survey reflects diversity, unity

MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. — Congregational freedom is a tradition in Western District Conference. Now the conference needs to decide how that tradition applies when issues of same-sex relationships test the...

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Lancaster Conference terminates retired pastor’s credentials

Pastor writes open letter after signing son's same-sex marriage certificate

Mennonite Church USA’s Lancaster Mennonite Conference has removed the ministerial credentials of a retired pastor for officiating a same-sex marriage. Chester Wenger, a 96-year-old retired missionary and minister...

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AMBS provides resources for sexuality conversations

ELKHART, Ind. — A collection of resources for conversations about sexuality is emerging from the work of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary faculty. AMBS President Sara Wenger Shenk emphasizes that...

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