MMN personnel contract COVID-19 in Europe

Apr 2, 2020 by and

Three members of a Mennonite Mission Network family in France and three other MMN workers in France, Germany and Spain are recovering from COVID-19. The family members in France are Martine Audéoud, her...

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Rocks that talk, angels who uplift

Apr 1, 2020 by

As a farm girl, one of the spring tasks was picking up rocks from our Minnesota acreage. Before we planted soybeans and corn, the black loam needed to be cleared of rocks. It seemed that the winter snows and...

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MCC works to address pandemic amid decreased revenue streams

Mar 31, 2020 by and

Mennonite Central Committee is continuing its work around the world, helping to limit the spread of coronavirus, even as COVID-19 diminishes events and activities that support MCC. Water, sanitation and...

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Mennonite Disaster Service closes all projects

Mar 30, 2020 by and

LITITZ, Pa. — Mennonite Disaster Service has closed all current projects and suspended all summer programs due to COVID-19. “It has been a turbulent and challenging time for all of us at MDS, as it has for...

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Coronavirus sparks creativity

Mar 30, 2020 by and

The people who came on Sunday, March 22, to Mellinger Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pa., never got out of their cars. Pastors Roger Weaver and Dan Cloyd offered drive-through prayer in the carport...

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Virus pandemic impacts MCC

Mar 26, 2020 by

Precautions to limit the spread of coronavirus during the global COVID-19 pandemic create significant impacts on the work of Mennonite Central Committee. Nearly every thrift store that raises funds to support...

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Blizzard Syndrome and the current social distancing

Mar 25, 2020 by

The morning of March 17 our daughter Emily said we should make Prune Loaf. I said, “Yes. We should.” We have a malady known as Blizzard Syndrome, and Blizzard Syndrome calls for Prune Loaf. Back in 1975,...

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Clergy unite for mothers and activists who took over vacant house

Mar 23, 2020 by and

LOS ANGELES — Activists, clergy and residents gathered March 15 to pray for a group of mothers and housing activists known as “The Reclaimers” after they took over a vacant, state-owned property as a...

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The Sunday when worship went virtual

Mar 23, 2020 by and

The pews were empty. But the Word was preached, hymns sung, prayers said. In a scene that played out around kitchen tables and in living rooms across North America, Mennonites didn’t let the coronavirus stop...

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Technology that isolates can bring us together

Mar 23, 2020 by

How quickly things change. Only a few weeks ago it was fashionable to lament the isolating power of technology and the relentless march of individualism. Now we know otherwise. The coronavirus has illustrated...

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A pandemic, as I knew it

Mar 23, 2020 by

Mennonite workers witnessed the ravages of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in southern Africa during the 1980s and ’90s. Nearly a third of adults of reproductive age became HIV-positive, leaving an entire society...

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Cultivating peace of mind

Mar 20, 2020 by

When I arrived at my church office the morning of March 18, I began my day as I always do, with silence. I spend anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes with my eyes closed, resting in the presence of God. But this...

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Churches, institutions suspend activities due to virus

Mar 16, 2020 by and

Mennonite churches and other organizations are finding new ways to operate or canceling activities to stem the spread of coronavirus. Colleges are replacing in-person classes with remote classes. Mennonite...

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Coronavirus is a physical and spiritual threat

Mar 16, 2020 by and

The Christian faith is not just a personal commitment, it is also a communal experience. From the very beginning, Christians have gathered to share the Word of God and break bread in confined spaces. They...

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Coronavirus prompts organizations to make changes

Mar 11, 2020 by and

Colleges are replacing in-person classes with remote classes. Mennonite World Conference is canceling an international gathering in British Columbia. Mennonite Disaster Service is closing all projects....

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