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  • #WeAreMenno: The night I didn’t fight – Mennonite Church USA
    said recruited her sister An otherwise kind hearted therapist joined her in the condemnation Next came a shock A longtime friend a novelist and creative writing professor said I think all religion is bad Smiling a bit too broadly speaking a tad too energetically he seemed to me a little soused I came to religion s defense beginning with a story One day on the campus where I worked I saw a woman I knew I told her I was struggling The only thing that seemed to help was prayer and that s why I was headed for the chapel across the street She said Do you go to places like that often I said no She invited me to come to Peace Mennonite Church and try it out Single at the time I was attracted to her so I showed up the following Sunday I shared a hymnal with a different woman who during a time for sharing responses after the sermon about victim offender reconciliation said I m having trouble with the topic this morning On my way here I drove past my new boyfriend s old girlfriend s apartment His car was parked outside I was stunned After the service I praised her bravery and her openness She said Peace Mennonite is the kind of place where you can be real Seven years later we were married And 18 years after that day I m still at Peace That story was the first defense I presented to the salon on behalf of our church I was suggesting that church could be more than an institution intent on evangelizing and politicizing It was also a place where at least on some occasions you can feel the pulse of the real Next I brought up the good works that Mennonites do especially after disasters If you re into service the Mennonite church is a place where you can find others who will join you I said And collectively you can leverage more good than you can individually Finally I spoke up for Christians in general saying that the engagement in Christianity by writers I admire Anne Lamott Reynolds Price Kathleen Norris and Annie Dillard helped me return to church after 33 years away Yet on the ride home my wife was near tears She d previously felt an undercurrent of hostility toward religion in the group Now she said she might quit going and that would be hard considering the warmth she felt for many in the group I said only one person had expressed outright contempt for religion while the others who spoke mentioned a category fundamentalists toward which they felt anger That wasn t the way she remembered it she said Then I mentioned the Mennonite value of Gelassenheit yieldedness but she said the yielding was to be extended to fellow Mennonites during say decision making not to those outside the faith I wasn t angry with those in the group who had attacked religion I too

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  • Peace Mennonite Church – Mennonite Church USA
    September 14 2015 Roger Martin conceived and edited Explore a University of Kansas research magazine that won 12 national awards in 14 years In 1990 a panel of Newsweek jurors named it one of the nation s 10 best college university magazines After that he wrote commentaries about KU research that were broadcast on Kansas Public Radio an NPR carrier Posted in WeAreMenno Menno Snapshots Tagged Peace Mennonite Church Roger Martin SomosMeno Congregaciones menonitas actúan para apoyar a inmigrantes indocumentados Posted on March 25 2015 English Por Ardell Stauffer A veces un día puede cambiarte la vida En julio del 2013 los juveniles de la Iglesia Menonita de Walnut Hill Goshen Indiana eligieron participar de un viaje de aprendizaje de jornada completa a la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México mientras asistían a la convención bienal de la Iglesia Menonita Posted in Immigration Noticias Tagged Anton Flores Maisonet estudio bíblico Evanston Mennonite Church Hospitalidad Radical Hyattsville Mennonite Church immigration immigration Bible study inmigración Jason Harrison Mitchell Brown Peace Mennonite Church Phoenix 2013 Radical Hospitality Shalom Mennonite Fellowship Tina Schlabach Walnut Hill Mennonite Church WeAreMenno Mennonite congregations take action to support undocumented migrants Posted on February 10 2015 Español By Ardell Stauffer Mennonite Church USA Sometimes one day can change your life Youth from Walnut Hill Mennonite Church Goshen Ind chose to participate in a one day learning trip to the U S Mexico border while attending Mennonite Church USA s biennial convention in Phoenix in July 2013 Convention planners had organized the learning trips led by the BorderLinks Posted in WeAreMenno News Tagged Anton Flores Maisonet Evanston Mennonite Church Hyattsville Mennonite Church immigration immigration Bible study Jason Harrison Mitchell Brown Peace Mennonite Church Phoenix 2013 Radical Hospitality Tina Schlabach Walnut Hill Mennonite Church 1 Comment Email Subscription Subscribe by Email

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  • Roger Martin – Mennonite Church USA
    Give Calendar Directory Publications Resources Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Archive Home Roger Martin Tag Roger Martin WeAreMenno The night I didn t fight Posted on September 14 2015 Roger Martin conceived and edited Explore a University of Kansas research magazine that won 12 national awards in 14 years In 1990 a panel of Newsweek jurors named it one of the nation s 10 best college university magazines After that he wrote commentaries about KU research that were broadcast on Kansas Public Radio an NPR carrier Posted in WeAreMenno Menno Snapshots Tagged Peace Mennonite Church Roger Martin Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent Snapshots Love is a Verb Resources for pastors conferences and congregations Hope for the Future Questions and concerns determination and confidence Discovering the root of my fear Hope for the Future What does inaction reveal about us Hope for the Future Angst and expectation together Orlando then and now Commemorating the Reformation Positive steps for creating a culture of giving in your church Stop Look And Listen Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015

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  • Healthy Selfies – Mennonite Church USA
    lot about the toll it takes on a person to live with a heavy heart especially when the way forward feels uncertain and painful For pastors and church workers these feelings of uncertainty and pain may be especially pronounced given the leadership role you carry in the denomination As tough as it may feel at times it is good to remember we still have a choice each day for how we will respond We can make the conscious decision to live into this uncertainty with hope for the future For surely I know the plans I have for you says the Lord plans to give you a future with hope Jeremiah 29 11 What might this faithful response on a daily basis look like as we wait for the future of Mennonite Church USA to unfold I m hoping you will tell us Consider taking a photo and sharing it As you participate in activities that bring you hope give you energy and or connect you to loved ones notice what new thing is stirred in you Then snap a photo and pass it on You may also forward on a recent photo of you from your photo library that stirs hope and new energy for the future It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words Ingrid s Healthy Selfie What story will your picture tell of a future full of hope that is to come All are welcome to participate in the photo sharing Take a photo share it here than tag someone else to do it too Corinthian Plan Participants and Covered Spouses Don t forget you can take advantage of the wellness coaching that is part of your health plan benefits and participate in the wellness incentive worth up to 600 per year These

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  • Healthy Seflies – Mennonite Church USA
    Español Give Calendar Directory Publications Resources Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Archive Home Healthy Seflies Tag Healthy Seflies Healthy Selfies Posted on August 28 2015 Ingrid Friesen Moser MA RD has degrees in both Christian Formation AMBS and Nutrition Goshen College and worked in the fields of dietetics and wellness for over 20 years She is the author of Body Talk Speaking the Words of Health Living Stewardship Series Herald Press 2007 and has been the wellness consultant for The Posted in Menno Snapshots Tagged health and wellness Healthy Seflies Ingrid Friesen Moser The Corinthian Plan Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent Snapshots Love is a Verb Resources for pastors conferences and congregations Hope for the Future Questions and concerns determination and confidence Discovering the root of my fear Hope for the Future What does inaction reveal about us Hope for the Future Angst and expectation together Orlando then and now Commemorating the Reformation Positive steps for creating a culture of giving in your church Stop Look And Listen Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April

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  • Ingrid Friesen Moser – Mennonite Church USA
    MA RD has degrees in both Christian Formation AMBS and Nutrition Goshen College and worked in the fields of dietetics and wellness for over 20 years She is the author of Body Talk Speaking the Words of Health Living Stewardship Series Herald Press 2007 and has been the wellness consultant for The Posted in Menno Snapshots Tagged health and wellness Healthy Seflies Ingrid Friesen Moser The Corinthian Plan Good News Posted on May 27 2015 Ingrid Friesen Moser MA RD has degrees in both Christian Formation AMBS and Nutrition Goshen College and worked in the fields of dietetics and wellness for over 20 years She is the author of Body Talk Speaking the Words of Health Living Stewardship Series Herald Press 2007 and has been the wellness consultant for The Posted in Corinthian Plan Menno Snapshots Tagged Corinthian Plan health goals Ingrid Friesen Moser Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent Snapshots Love is a Verb Resources for pastors conferences and congregations Hope for the Future Questions and concerns determination and confidence Discovering the root of my fear Hope for the Future What does inaction reveal about us Hope for the Future Angst and expectation together Orlando then and now Commemorating

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  • #WeAreMenno: A new Mennonite communion liturgy addresses concerns of sexual abuse survivors – Mennonite Church USA
    I realized with shock how it the Lord s Supper can be abused and how certain theories of the atonement which seem to valorize suffering for its own sake can cause terrible consequences The communion words were something I never took in really deeply at all maybe because I was a survivor adds Keener I thought I ve never really had an issue with communion but I was really surprised by the feelings that emerged for me when studying the words of institution and how deeply I was affected I think there are others who might share this experience In the words of institution a lot of theological messages culminate explains Scarsella Sacrificing the body to unjust trauma is an important part of Jesus message that needs to be carefully framed so that it is not misunderstood One version of the liturgy that the group is testing see sidebar below incorporates framing words before the alternative words of institution to help with interpretation of these complicated dynamics But even the most carefully crafted words must be read and interpreted in the appropriate context Even when you get the language right if you still practice these rituals within a patriarchal context the change in language is not going to be enough explains Miller This project is a deep reminder of the need for a kind of patient work that requires listening and the need to be attentive to the ways our practices affect the very thing they are meant to be accomplishing In other words does our worship release captives Or recover sight for the blind This process felt like participating in what Jesus announced his whole mission to be about Walking with survivors has been if not the most certainly one of the more important sources of learning throughout this process he reflects There were things right in front of me that I needed to learn how to see The ways in which survivors have been my teachers in this process have shaped hermeneutics for me beyond any theory The full text of the group s work to create options for liturgically addressing the words of institution and retelling Jesus bodily self sacrifice will be published in Leader magazine in the summer of 2016 See sidebar below for excerpts Group members say they hope people across the church will test the options and provide feedback Given our ex tempore tradition we cannot expect people to adhere to an authoritative written text reflects Kreider That is why the underlying concerns of our group need to infuse the whole service and become second nature to leaders in our more free prayer practices at the Lord s table Why sexualized violence Along the way the group has received questions about why sexualized violence is the focus of this project Why choose one perspective when there are traumas and abuses of all kinds that deserve attention By trying to speak to all situations sometimes you end up not speaking well to any explains Miller

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  • alternative liturgy – Mennonite Church USA
    WeAreMenno A new Mennonite communion liturgy addresses concerns of sexual abuse survivors Posted on August 26 2015 By Janie Beck Kreider Mennonite Church USA For the past two years a small group of Mennonite leaders has been gathering to reimagine the way Mennonite Church USA congregations practice communion based on the experiences and perspectives of victims of sexual abuse This group grew out of a final project that Hilary Scarsella completed in 2012 Posted in WeAreMenno News Tagged alternative liturgy AMBS Carolyn Holderread Heggen David Miller Eleanor Kreider Hilary Scarsella John Rempel Lord s Supper Minister s Manual Rhoda Keener Sexual Abuse survivors 5 Comments Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent News Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium Youth Ministry Council The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens Executive director reappointed for third three year term Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities Hope gathering to offer specific plan for Racial Ethnic change Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members Equipping the Saints Hope for the Future V to address HR practices procedures In support of our Muslim neighbors WeAreMenno Latino a Mennonites transforming the church The Syrian refugee crisis What can we do

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