Transformed by angels

Jan 7, 2019 by

Of the many dangers, challenges and reasons not to become a sanctuary congregation, pastors of such churches say in interviews that potential legal ramifications seem to worry them least of all. Yes, there is...

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Germantown becomes sanctuary

Dec 28, 2018 by and

Another congregation has joined the ranks of Mennonite churches publicly giving sanctuary to individuals facing U.S. deportation orders. Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia welcomed Carmela Apolonio...

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Book review: ‘An Increase in Time’

Apr 11, 2016 by

This is not an average congregational history. But Germantown Mennonite Church is not an average congregation. Richard Lichty, the author of An Increase in Time: Story Lines of Germantown Mennonite Church...

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Taking words to heart

May 25, 2015 by

In “Don’t Break Up the Body” (April 27), James M. Lapp writes that the church is “our laboratory for learning to love, even when we disagree.” He states further, “What holds our body together is...

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Philadelphia churches offer sanctuary for immigrants

Oct 13, 2014 by and

Two Mennonite churches in Philadelphia have joined a sanctuary movement aiming to support people fearing deportation from the United States. The congregations are members of New Sanctuary Movement of...

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After ban lifted, same-sex couples wed at Germantown

Jul 14, 2014 by and

After a federal judge ruled Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional May 20, Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia hosted two marriage ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples. Pastor...

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