Distance no obstacle for Central District’s growth

Jun 26, 2017 by and

Central District Conference’s geographical range may continue to expand as congregations prioritize polity over geography in realignment. Three congregations seeking to transfer from other Mennonite Church...

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Gay and welcome

Aug 29, 2016 by

The murder of 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., is rapidly fading from our thoughts. But for members of the gay community, the massacre represents more than a random terror attack. It was...

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Another conference to license gay pastor

Oct 27, 2014 by and

A second Mennonite Church USA area conference intends to license a pastor in a same-sex relationship, potentially putting it at odds with an Executive Board directive. Central District Conference plans to...

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Black women lead regional retreat for national crowd

Oct 13, 2014 by and

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. — Cyneatha Millsaps, pastor at Community Mennonite Church, Markham, Ill., has been around the Mennonite blocks of community life. She persists in participating in Mennonite life, though it...

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Indiana pastor’s credentials under review by two conferences

Aug 25, 2014 by and

Two Mennonite Church USA conferences will review the ministerial credentials of Karl Shelly, a pastor at Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, Ind., for performing a same-sex marriage ceremony for two members...

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Two values tested

Jul 21, 2014 by

Within one week this summer, two competing visions of Mennonite Church USA’s future — one with stronger central authority, the other with more local freedom — emerged. First, national leaders extended...

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A weekend with Central District Conference

Jul 4, 2014 by

Last weekend I was one of four Columbus, Ohio, Mennonite delegates to the Central District Conference annual gathering, hosted by Madison Mennonite Church in Wisconsin. Yep, Wisconsin. And we didn’t have...

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