Two pairs of conferences eye closer relationships

Jul 24, 2017 by and

As current and former Mennonite Church USA conferences deal with shifting congregational alignment, two pairs of conferences are looking at closer relationships. Franklin Mennonite Conference is considering a...

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Then and now

May 8, 2017 by

So an “LGBT Pastor Is Licensed in Maryland” (April 10) in an Alle­gheny Mennonite Conference congregation. When I was a teenager, due to a circumstance in my life, three Mennonite preachers, two from...

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Allegheny Conference to license LGBT pastor

Feb 20, 2017 by

Allegheny Mennonite Conference on Feb. 15 announced it will license for ministry a Maryland pastor who “is a member of the LGBTQ community and married to her partner.” The conference approved a request to...

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Lancaster churches explore options

May 9, 2016 by and

More than a dozen Lancaster Mennonite Conference congregations are beginning to narrow down ways they might continue relating to Mennonite Church USA. Options include forming a new MC USA conference or...

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Righteous exclusion

Jun 16, 2015 by

I was on a mountain bike ride talking with a kind man who I have biked with before. He knows I am a pastor, so he was talking about getting plugged into a new church. He shared that his parents attend a...

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After 10 years, Allegheny reinstates Hyattsville church

Mar 11, 2015 by and

In a 72-70 vote on March 7, Mennonite Church USA’s Allegheny Mennonite Conference reinstated Hyattsville (Md.) Mennonite Church as a full, voting member. The congregation, which takes an affirming stance...

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