Showalter: Nondefensive ethnicity

Dec 9, 2019 by

This autumn I participated in a retreat for CMC overseers and bishops in Columbus, Ohio. Serving on a panel, I and others were asked to share our vision for CMC, a 13,000-member association of Mennonites...

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Consultation offers peace-church voice on military service

Oct 14, 2019 by and

As a federal commission reviews the Selective Service System and other issues regarding the American public’s relationship with military service, Ana­baptists have given their input. A diverse collection of...

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With socks, toothbrushes, CMC shares Jesus’ love

Sep 9, 2019 by

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Children at CMC’s Multiply 2019 conference July 26-28 filled 120 backpacks with socks, underwear, toiletries and other supplies to give to families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico...

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Mysterious initials

Aug 13, 2018 by

There’s nothing sacred about the word “Mennonite.” Nor is it anything to be ashamed of. Somewhere between those extremes is a venerable religious identity with a rich history, many positive connotations...

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Conservative Conference rebrands with initials

Jul 30, 2018 by and

MONTGOMERY, Ind. — Conservative Mennonite Conference has rebranded — for now — as CMC. In a move similar to that of Lancaster Mennonite Conference earlier this year, CMC ministers voted unanimously July...

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The changing face of conservatism

Dec 22, 2014 by

Conservative Mennonite Conference is a body of 104 congregations with about 11,000 members. It was born in 1910 at Pigeon, Mich. Today its institutional center is at Rosedale, Ohio, where the church’s Bible...

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‘Extreme giving’ normal for Michigan church

Mar 3, 2014 by and

Despite local economic hardship, Pigeon River Mennonite Church has cultivated a culture of “extreme giving” — a tradition that is in at least its fourth generation. The 200 members of Pigeon River...

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