MCC canned meat eases economic hardship in U.S.

Jun 1, 2020 by and

Meat canned by Mennonite Central Committee has traveled around the world, and now it’s hailing a taxi in New York City. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., Mennonite Central Committee U.S. is...

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NYC church offers care through virus crisis

Jun 1, 2020 by and

“I’m running low on food. Is there anything you can do to help?” said a text message to Pastor Elvis Martinez from a woman who attends Evangelical Garifuna Church of Manhattan, a Mennonite congregation...

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My wilderness of skyscrapers

Jun 1, 2020 by

Three times in 30 years I’ve lived through events I hope never happen anywhere again: the 1990 Hesston, Kan., tornado, the 2016 mass shooting in Hesston — and now I’m living in the epicenter of the...

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New Yorkers find opportunities in COVID crisis

May 18, 2020 by and

Pastor has ear of the powerful NEW YORK — Al Taylor, pastor at Infinity Mennonite Church, sees the coronavirus as a trial that is growing the church, somewhat like the persecution of the early church in...

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New Yorkers serve, pray as virus rages

Apr 15, 2020 by and

NEW YORK — Mennonites living in the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic are distributing food to those in need, working as nurses and first responders, mourning friends who have died and praying for a...

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New York peace center doubles as a church plant

Feb 17, 2020 by and

The first rule of real estate can also be the first rule of church planting. But what is coming together in New York City under the working name “Brooklyn Peace Church” is built upon more than...

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Book review: Bowery Mission

Dec 23, 2019 by

When Pastor Jason Storbakken began planning his sermon for Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship’s commemoration of Native American Day (Columbus Day), he didn’t know it would be the second sermon he would preach...

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NYC moderator denied re-entry to U.S. from Honduras

Jul 8, 2019 by and

The moderator of the New York City Council of Mennonite Churches was denied re-entry into the United States on April 11 and has been working at local ministry in Honduras since that time. Omar Guzman, pastor...

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Converts become leaders of growing Garifuna network

Dec 3, 2018 by and

NEW YORK — When Omar Guzman came from Honduras to New York City the month after 9/11, he was an unbeliever, imprisoned by a lifestyle that brought emptiness and despair. His wife, Tania, had moved to the...

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New York’s new generation

Dec 3, 2018 by and

NEW YORK — For 39-year-old Moises Angustia, there is no such luxury as coming home from his day job as a social worker to recline in an easy chair. Like many of his ministry peers in their 40s, Angustia does...

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A house in the city

Nov 5, 2018 by

I read with interest “Menno House Extends Peace Through Hospitality” (Oct. 8). I moved into what is now Menno House in 1975 after completing graduate studies at New York University. I was one of only a few...

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Radical writing

Oct 20, 2014 by and

Jason Storbakken’s journey to the faith of his Anabaptist ancestors took him not so much to church on Sunday mornings but on a global tour of faiths, classes and cultures. The destination he reached — a...

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