MVS shifts duties to units; three close

Apr 20, 2020 by and

Mennonite Voluntary Service is shifting responsibilities to individual units as it transitions from a program model to a network model. Under the new model, units assume administrative and payroll...

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Service Adventure units close; MVS units make changes

Apr 6, 2020 by and

Mennonite Mission Network COVID-19 precautions have resulted in significant shifts among the organization’s five Christian Service programs, including the closure of all Service Adventure units for the...

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Mountain Welcome

Oct 28, 2019 by and

A mile past Aspen Limo Ser­vices on Highway 82 in Colorado, as the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club rolls by and the wintry playground for the ultrarich comes into view, a stone building perches serenely by the...

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Peace gathering builds partnerships

Jul 29, 2019 by and

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Boone, Mennonite Mission Network minister for peace and justice, believes 21st-century peacemaking is not about leaders setting the agenda. Rather, it’s about people in the...

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Shining the light

Jul 22, 2019 by

The June 24 issue had a number of positive stories that suggest there are churches that take Jesus’ commands seriously. To illustrate: a church offers a syringe exchange; a church wipes out millions of...

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MVS marks 75 years of formation for young adults

May 20, 2019 by and

When Gilberto Perez was 12, he hung out with the older guys who came from the Browns­ville, Texas, Mennonite Voluntary Service unit to help his parents build a Hispanic Mennonite church in Robstown. At 19,...

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N.J. church lifts people from addiction

May 29, 2018 by and

Amid the devastation caused by addictions, a Franconia Mennonite Conference congregation is shining a light. Tim Hart, pastor of Garden Chapel in Victory Gardens, N.J., has worked with community organizers to...

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Can Mennonite Voluntary Service be saved?

Jan 8, 2018 by

In 2009 when I graduated from college, I chose to go into Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS). I made the choice independently, only to discover that many of my friends were also choosing a year of service in...

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The great (de)commission

Aug 12, 2015 by

Now the 11 disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and...

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Units that will close served many communities

Dec 22, 2014 by and

For 70 years, Mennonite Voluntary Service has provided ways for young adults to live out their faith. The following historical tributes are words of gratitude to the MVS units closing in July, and all of the...

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MVS to close almost half its units

Dec 8, 2014 by

Due to a declining number of participants, Mennonite Voluntary Service is closing about half of its units. Starting in August, MVS will offer 11 community service options. To provide more meaningful service...

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After fatal shooting, a holy night

Jan 9, 2014 by and

Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Ind., hosted a candlelight vigil with a somber but optimistic tone following its Christmas Eve service after a teenager was fatally shot in a church parking lot the...

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