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  • mindfulness – Mennonite Church USA
    MENU Español Give Calendar Directory Publications Resources Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Archive Home mindfulness Tag mindfulness Stop Look And Listen Posted on January 22 2016 For more than a year the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network has been posting brief articles about spiritual direction testimonies that witness to the potential of spiritual direction for encouraging and deepening spiritual growth In addition to articles about spiritual direction the series will also include brief articles about spiritual practices that renew our faith Posted in Christian Formation Menno Snapshots Tagged Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network mindfulness Sabbath 1 Comment 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 2015

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  • Sabbath – Mennonite Church USA
    Network has been posting brief articles about spiritual direction testimonies that witness to the potential of spiritual direction for encouraging and deepening spiritual growth In addition to articles about spiritual direction the series will also include brief articles about spiritual practices that renew our faith Posted in Christian Formation Menno Snapshots Tagged Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network mindfulness Sabbath 1 Comment WeAreMenno China seminary sacrifice and Sabbath Posted on June 2 2015 Kate Wentland teaches at China s national seminary in Nanjing serving under Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Partners in China Her home church is Peace Mennonite Fellowship in Claremont California She graduated from Fresno Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary and writes a food blog with recipes and food travel stories at http keitopotato wordpress com I was Posted in WeAreMenno Menno Snapshots Tagged China Kate Wentland Mennonite Central Committee Mennonite Partners in China Sabbath 3 Comments 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

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  • February 2016 – Mennonite Church USA
    Yoder campus pastors Lindsay Diener Michele Hershberger Ministry Matters Youth and real world theology Rachel Springer Gerber The Gathering 2016 theology YMC The Gathering 2016 youth ministry Youth Ministry Council Youth Ministry Leadership Team Leave a comment Hope for the Future Questions and concerns determination and confidence Posted on February 12 2016 This is the third in a blog series from participants in Hope for the Future HFF a gathering of people of color serving in leadership positions across Mennonite Church USA HFF gatherings began in 2011 and initially served to create space for mutual support among people of color in Mennonite Church USA institutions and agencies In recent years Posted in Intercultural Transformation Menno Snapshots Tagged Colleen Brockington Hope for the Future 2016 Leave a comment Discovering the root of my fear Posted on February 11 2016 Erica Littlewolf is from the Northern Cheyenne tribe of southeastern Montana and currently lives in Kansas She works for Mennonite Central Committee Central States with the Indigenous Visioning Circle where she is committed to the work of decolonization authentic relationship and healing She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and American Indian Studies and Posted in Menno Snapshots Women in Leadership Tagged Doctrine of Discovery Erica Littlewo Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Violence Against Women Act Women in Leadership Project 1 Comment Enviados 2016 Un encuentro de menonitas que plantan comunidades centradas en Jesús Posted on February 10 2016 English ELKHART Indiana Iglesia Menonita de EE UU Red Menonita de Misión Más de 100 plantadores de iglesias líderes y capacitadores menonitas involucrados en sembrar las semillas del reino de Dios en toda la extensión de los Estados Unidos se reunirán en una cumbre nacional sobre plantación de iglesias entre el 31 de marzo y Posted in Noticias Tagged Alan Kreider André Gingerich Stoner Bishop Leslie Francisco Byron Pellecer church planters church planting cumbre nacional David Boshart Enviados 2016 Fundación Schowalter Hyun Hur Iglesia Amor Viviente Iglesia Menonita de EE UU James Krabill Jason Rissler Josias Hansen Marvin Lorenzana Mauricio Chenlo Mennonite Church USA Mennonite Mission Network New Orleans plantación de iglesias plantadores de iglesias Red Menonita de Misión Sara Wenger Shenk Sarah Jackson Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities testimonio integral un encuentro de menonitas que plantan comunidades centradas en Jesús Leave a comment Yo tengo el poder será el tema de la segunda conferencia de Mujeres Haciendo Teología Posted on February 10 2016 English Iglesia Menonita de EE UU El Proyecto de Mujeres en Liderazgo WLP por sus siglas en inglés realizará su segunda conferencia de Mujeres Haciendo Teología del 4 al 6 de noviembre del 2016 en el National Conference Center de Leesburg Virginia El tema de la conferencia es Yo tengo el poder Darle nombre Posted in Noticias Tagged Yo tengo el poder conference conferencia Darle nombre al poder y recuperarlo como una fuerza para el bien Honrar la diversidad de voces de mujeres en la teología I ve got the power Jenny

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  • January 2016 – Mennonite Church USA
    Interchurch Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged André Gingerich Stoner Caritas Catholic Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Lutheran World Federation Lutheran World Federation Dept of World Service the Reformation Leave a comment Positive steps for creating a culture of giving in your church Posted on January 26 2016 Beryl Jantzi is the director of Stewardship Education for Everence People attend church less regularly than they used to I hear from pastors how church membership may be growing but their Sunday morning attendance is declining There are any number of reasons why this is taking place But even given this reality the church sees Posted in Menno Snapshots Stewardship Tagged Beryl Jantzi Everence resoures for stewardship 3 Comments SomosMeno menonitas latinos que transforman la iglesia Posted on January 25 2016 Reconocen a Hinojosa por su trabajo de erudición en Latino Mennonites Civil Rights Faith Evangelical Culture English Por Janie Beck Kreider Felipe Hinojosa es profesor adjunto del Departamento de Historia de Texas A M University College Station Texas con especialización en historia de latinas os y chicanas os Es hijo de un pastor menonita que conoció a Posted in WeAreMenno Noticias Tagged WeAreMenno Américo Paredes Book Award Concilio de Ministerios de Minorías cultura evangélica derechos civiles Evangelical Culture Faith fe Felipe Hinojosa Iglesia Menonita Latino Mennonites Mennonite Church menonitas latinos Minority Ministries Council Neftali Torres Premio Américo Paredes Leave a comment Stop Look And Listen Posted on January 22 2016 For more than a year the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network has been posting brief articles about spiritual direction testimonies that witness to the potential of spiritual direction for encouraging and deepening spiritual growth In addition to articles about spiritual direction the series will also include brief articles about spiritual practices that renew our faith Posted in Christian Formation Menno Snapshots Tagged Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network mindfulness Sabbath 1 Comment Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members Posted on January 20 2016 ELKHART Indiana Mennonite Church USA Mennonite Church USA s Executive Board staff announces two new Convention Planning staff members Sarah Chase and Tonya Keim Bartel Sarah Chase of Plain City Ohio joined the Convention Planning staff Jan 4 She ll be coordinating registration and special events as well as working on social media for convention working at 0 60 Posted in Convention News News Tagged convention planning Glen Alexander Guyton Sarah Chase Scott Hartman staff transitions Tonya Keim Bartel Leave a comment To small congregations you are enough Posted on January 15 2016 Rachel S Gerber is denominational minister for youth and young adults for Mennonite Church USA To those who find themselves in small or smallish congregations I have a word for you today You are enough I know of the countless hours you have spent praying about growing in size I know you have given much Posted in Christian Formation Menno Snapshots Youth Ministry Tagged faith formation Rachel S Gerber youth 10 Comments Submissions to the Leadership Discernment Committee Posted on January 14 2016 Terry Shue is director of leadership

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  • December 2015 – Mennonite Church USA
    were inspired by stories of faith and partnership In this collective reflection the Mennonite Church USA communications staff offer their Posted in WeAreMenno Menno Snapshots Tagged WeAreMenno communications Healing through Lectio Divina Posted on December 19 2015 For more than a year the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network has been posting brief articles about spiritual direction testimonies that witness to the potential of spiritual direction for encouraging and deepening spiritual growth In addition to articles about spiritual direction the series will also include brief articles about spiritual practices that renew our faith Posted in Christian Formation Menno Snapshots Tagged Doreen Miller Lectio Divina In support of our Muslim neighbors Posted on December 18 2015 Mennonite Church USA A Dec 14 article in The Mennonite Mennonites connect with Muslims in wake of attacks highlighted examples of Mennonite congregations building relationships with local Muslim communities At a time when fears are being exploited for political gain says Ervin Stutzman executive director of Mennonite Church USA I commend efforts by Mennonites Posted in Holistic Witness News Tagged Daryl Byler Ervin Stutzman Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Jerry Falwell Jr Mennonite Church USA Muslim American Rev Elizabeth A Eaton 1 Comment WeAreMenno Latino a Mennonites transforming the church Posted on December 18 2015 Hinojosa recognized for scholarly work on Latino Mennonites Civil Rights Faith Evangelical Culture Español By Janie Beck Kreider Felipe Hinojosa is associate professor in the History Department at Texas A M University College Station Texas specializing in Latina o Chicana o History He is the son of a Mennonite pastor who first encountered Mennonites as a migrant farm Posted in WeAreMenno News Tagged WeAreMenno Américo Paredes Book Award Faith Evangelical Culture Felipe Hinojosa Latino Mennonites Civil Rights Mennonite Church Minority Ministries Council Neftali Torres The Best of WeAreMenno Blogs Posted on December 18 2015 For almost a year we have highlighted stories of hope and collaboration across Mennonite Church USA through the WeAreMenno story campaign We hope you ve had a chance to see some of the blogs social media posts videos news stories and photos celebrating diverse people and ministries from around the country During the month of December we will Posted in WeAreMenno Menno Snapshots Women in Leadership Tagged WeAreMenno Mennonite Church USA SomosMeno Mi historia Dios siempre te da la luz que te ayuda a superar Posted on December 16 2015 English Por Jenny Castro Sandra Pérez miembro de la Comunidad Menonita de Manhattan Nueva York se desempeña en el equipo ministerial supervisor de la ciudad de Nueva York para la Conferencia Atlantic Coast y en el comité directivo del Proyecto de Mujeres en Liderazgo de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU Trabaja y sirve entre Posted in Noticias Tagged SomosMeno WeAreMenno Atlantic Coast Conference Comité Central Menonita Conferencia Atlantic Coast Mennonite Central Committee Proyecto de Mujeres en Liderazgo Sandra Pérez Women in Leadership Project Korean Ecumenical Peace Network in North America Posted on December 16 2015 Hyun and Sue Hur are co directors of ReconciliAsian a peace center

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  • November 2015 – Mennonite Church USA
    Boston 1 Comment Christian community conflict and witness Posted on November 25 2015 Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness and Interchurch Relations for Mennonite Church USA One of my favorite hymns is in Hymnal a Worship Book number 420 Heart with loving heart united This is a hymn about God s love Christian community and a powerful witness to the world The hymn was written by Nicolaus Posted in Holistic Witness Menno Snapshots Tagged André Gingerich Stoner history Hymnal a Worship Book Morovian Church Nicolaus von Zinzendorf 1 Comment Searching for signs Posted on November 24 2015 Nancy Kauffmann is a denominational minister for Mennonite Church USA The theme for Atlantic Coast Conference Annual Assembly was Searching for Signs using Deuteronomy 6 1 9 Significant events create markers or signs in our lives How we react will leave signs for others to read were the opening words to a video created for Atlantic Coast Posted in Leadership Development Menno Snapshots Tagged Atlantic Coast Conference Nancy Kauffmann Searching for signs 1 Comment WeAreMenno Wake up Posted on November 23 2015 Jenna Liechty Martin lives in the peaceful woods with her husband Peter and son Henry She is nearing the end of her second year as executive director at Camp Friedenswald Before this she spent three years working in Belfast Northern Ireland through Mennonite Mission Network She enjoys watching the seasons change walking through the woods with her Posted in WeAreMenno Menno Snapshots Tagged Camp Friedenswald Jenna Liechty Martin Faith communities keeping children and youth safe Posted on November 22 2015 Anna Groff began as executive director of Dove s Nest on August 1 She works from her home in Tucson Arizona where she lives with her husband Brian Miller and one year old daughter Ella I am aware that some families and religious groups use the Bible to justify even encourage corporal punishment In fact according to Posted in Menno Snapshots Tagged child protection policies Circle of Grace curriculum Dove s Nest 2 Comments Cooking as a spiritual practice Posted on November 21 2015 For more than a year the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network has been posting brief articles about spiritual direction testimonies that witness to the potential of spiritual direction for encouraging and deepening spiritual growth In addition to continuing articles about spiritual direction the series will also include brief articles about spiritual practices that renew our Posted in Christian Formation Menno Snapshots Spiritual Directors Network Tagged Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network Wilma Cender 3 Comments Letter to Mennonite Church USA on the Paris attacks Posted on November 19 2015 Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA Dear brothers and sisters Once again we find ourselves in the wretched position of mourning the loss of innocent life in the wake of political violence The terrorist attacks in Paris shocked us all with their suddenness and cruelty We carry deep sorrow for the victims Posted in Menno Snapshots Tagged letter from Ervin Stutzman Paris attacks 2015 4 Comments

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  • October 2015 – Mennonite Church USA
    opportunity to hear from three area conferences at various Posted in News Tagged Constituency Leaders Council Ervin Stutzman Executive Board Franklin Mennonite Conference Jack Suderman Lancaster Mennonite Conference North Central Conference of the Mennonite Church role of elders 4 Comments Frequently Asked Questions about KC2015 Delegate Assembly Resolutions Part Two Posted on October 26 2015 Ervin Stutzman is the executive director of Mennonite Church USA Printable PDF version Español Oct 26 2015 1 The first resolution on Israel Palestine was tabled Another resolution A statement of support for our Palestinian and Israeli partners in peacemaking received unanimous support on Saturday What were some of the concerns raised by the delegates Posted in Menno Snapshots Tagged A statement of support for our Palestinian and Israeli partners in peacemaking area conferences at variance BMC Brethren Mennonite Council bylaws constituency group Constituency Leaders Council delegate assembly Executive Board FAQs Frequently asked questions KC2015 Membership Guidelines Resolution on Forbearance in the Midst of Differences Resolution on Israel Palestine Resolution on the Status of the Membership Guidelines resolutions Resolutions Committee role of elders WeAreMenno On Mennonite maternal collaboration Posted on October 26 2015 Rachel Epp Buller is Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Design at Bethel College Much of her creative and critical and often collaborative practice centers on intersections of art and the maternal including her book Reconciling Art and Mothering Ashgate and an in progress collaboration on Inappropriate Bodies She and Kerry Fast met in person only after Posted in WeAreMenno Menno Snapshots Tagged Bethel College Kerry Fast Mothering Mennonite Rachel Epp Buller Contagious Generosity Good strategy is better than good intentions Posted on October 23 2015 Beryl Jantzi is the director of stewardship education for Everence This is the second in a series of posts based on the book Contagious Generosity by Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard The role of leadership in a congregation is to move people from good intentions to actual strategies This is according to Chris Willard and Posted in Menno Snapshots Stewardship Tagged Beryl Jantzi Contagious generosity Everence generosity resoures for stewardship Trinity Mennonite Church pastor dies in motorcycle accident Posted on October 20 2015 Mennonite Church USA TheMennonite On Oct 19 Hal Shrader lead pastor of Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale Arizona died in a motorcycle accident outside of Blanding Utah Shrader was on a motorcycle trip with his father JB His father was not injured Shrader spoke to adults at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Posted in News 8 Comments WeAreMenno Preventing child abuse the work of the church Posted on October 19 2015 Anna Groff began as executive director of Dove s Nest on August 1 She works from her home in Tucson Arizona where she lives with her husband Brian Miller and one year old daughter Ella When I share with people about my new role with Dove s Nest I hear everything from I thought child protection policies were required Posted in WeAreMenno Menno Snapshots Tagged A Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse

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  • September 2015 – Mennonite Church USA
    director reminded me that we all have natural tendencies when it comes to endings and saying goodbye There are Posted in Menno Snapshots Women in Leadership Tagged communications Hannah Heinzekehr storytelling 2 Comments Task group files legal complaint regarding Hopi Mission School Posted on September 28 2015 Mennonite Church USA Mennonite Education Agency More than one year ago Mennonite Church USA s Executive Board appointed a task group to address concerns about the Hopi Mission School HMS a K 8 school in Kykotsmovi Arizona affiliated with Mennonite Education Agency On Sept 14 2015 a lawyer retained by that task group on behalf of Mennonite Church Posted in News Tagged Carlos Romero Hopi Mission School Mennonite Education Agency Mennonite Mission Network Paula Killough task group The rich man and Lazarus and the Doctrine of Discovery Posted on September 25 2015 Iris de León Hartshorn is director of Transformative Peacemaking for Mennonite Church USA She preached a sermon at Portland Mennonite Church on August 16 2015 based on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus found in Luke 16 19 31 This is an adapted version of that sermon This parable is set in the book of Luke which Posted in Menno Snapshots Transformational Peacemaking Tagged Doctirne of Discovery Iris de León Hartshorn Portland Mennonite Church Contagious Generosity Creating a culture of giving in your congregation Posted on September 24 2015 Beryl Jantzi is the director of stewardship education for Everence Money is the most measurable aspect of faith according to Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard in their new book Contagious Generosity You may have a negative response to this assertion but Willard and Sheppard go on to make a strong case for this and other Posted in Menno Snapshots Stewardship Tagged Contagious generosity Everence gernerosity resoures for stewardship WeAreMenno On love journey and shoes Posted on September 21 2015 Marty Lehman is the administrative pastor at College Mennonite Church a large congregation located on the Goshen College campus Previously she served in administrative roles at various Mennonite organizations most recently as the associate executive director for Mennonite Church USA Executive Board She and her husband Rex Hooley live in Goshen Indiana What does it Posted in WeAreMenno Menno Snapshots Tagged College Mennonite Church Marty Lehman 4 Comments Executive Board holds first meeting of the 2015 17 biennium Posted on September 21 2015 Español Mennonite Church USA For the third time this year Mennonite Church USA s Executive Board EB gathered in Kansas City Missouri On the agenda for the Sept 17 19 meeting were discussions of the implications of decisions made by the Delegate Assembly at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City this summer June 30 July 5 2015 Posted in News Tagged 2015 17 biennium Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests Constituency Leaders Council David Boshart Dialogue and Discernment Forum Discernment Group for sexual abuse and the church Executive Board fraternal relationships Patricia Shelly Resolution on Forbearance in the Midst of Differences Resolution on Israel Palestine Resolution

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