MWC to lift up creation care

May 4, 2020 by

Mennonite World Conference on April 22 announced the formation of a creation-care task force and the selection of Ethiopia to host the 2027 global assembly. Meeting March 30-April 2 by video conference after...

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Growing church in Indiana helps another in N. Carolina

May 4, 2020 by and

Growth at Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, Ind., is benefiting a congregation 650 miles away. When Assembly enlarged its facilities, it tithed a portion of the expenses to aid others. A program called...

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Hispanic church’s birth reinvigorates established church

Apr 20, 2020 by and

Last summer, Naun Cerrato, a participant in Mennonite Mission Network’s Sent Network church-planting training, was primed to launch Iglesia Menonita Piedra Vida (Living Stone Mennonite Church), a new...

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MHS facilities in multiple states report COVID cases

Apr 7, 2020 by and

At least seven residents at Mennonite Home Communities in Lancaster, Pa., who tested positive for COVID-19 had died as of April 14. Twelve staff members tested positive and were self-isolating. MHC is one of...

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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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More precious than gold

Mar 9, 2020 by and

HILLSBORO, Kan. — At the first North American event celebrating the centennial of Mennonite Central Committee, Tabor College unveiled a treasure from MCC’s history. A wooden case on the stage of the Shari...

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Midwives of justice

Jan 29, 2020 by

One Friday afternoon, five of us met around a table: four representatives of our neighborhood organization and the South Bend, Ind., mayor’s deputy chief of staff. Those of us from the neighborhood had been...

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Goshen College graduate to coach in Super Bowl

Jan 27, 2020 by and

As Katie Sowers prepares to make history as the first female and first openly gay person to coach in a Super Bowl, Goshen (Ind.) College has released a statement apologizing for discrimination she experienced...

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History: From Dirk Willems to Hurricane Camille

Dec 23, 2019 by

Another year is about to pass into history. But before it does, let’s recognize some of the anniversaries of 2019 that commemorated special events and developments in the annals of Anabaptism. 450 years ago...

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God Speaks Potawatomi

Aug 12, 2019 by and

On Pentecost Sunday, God’s words in the Potawatomi language, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters will prophesy,” anointed the day’s journey for 19 Trail of Death...

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History: Big family begat bigger church

Jul 8, 2019 by

Christian (1788-1846) and Christiana Buzzard Holdeman (1788-1865) had Mennonite church leaders in their family tree. Christian’s father had been a minister, while Christiana’s great-grandfather was the...

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No longer deserving?

Jul 16, 2018 by

Robert Victor Peters (Letters & Comments, June 4) sounds like a Mennonite we need in Indiana, one we are sorry to see leaving us. Maybe he has what it takes to lead our response to our government’s...

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Elkhart does resist

Jun 18, 2018 by

Robert Victor Peters, whose June 4 letter shames Mennonites in Elkhart County, Ind. [for not protesting a rally for President Trump], seems to need an excuse to leave the Mennonite church, but his reasoning is...

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Yoders celebrate 300 years in America

Oct 9, 2017 by and

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. — Perhaps no other name is as closely linked with the American Mennonite and Amish faiths than Yoder. It’s the 598th most common last name in the United States, according to the U.S....

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Indiana Latinos, police pray together

Oct 26, 2015 by , and

ELKHART, Ind. — Gilberto Pérez Jr. didn’t like seeing a routine litany of run-ins between law enforcement officers and his Latino community in northern Indiana, so he did something about it. Speaking at a...

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Quilting cultures

Jun 16, 2014 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — Several women stood around the nascent quilt spread on the floor of Hively Avenue Mennonite Church one Saturday last month. They were examining the illustrated pieces of cloth tentatively...

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