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  • Tyler Tully – Mennonite Church USA
    delegate session Three delegates voted in opposition and four abstained from voting After the assembly joined in song at the beginning of Friday s session Moderator Elizabeth Posted in Convention News News Tagged Churchwide statement on sexual abuse delegate assembly Elizabeth Soto Albrecht Ervin Stutzman KC2015 Linda Gehman Peachey Ted Koontz Tyler Tully Delegates unanimously approve Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse Posted on July 3 2015 KANSAS CITY MISSOURI Mennonite Church USA Delegates approved the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse with nearly unanimous support during their morning session on Friday July 3 To open the session Moderator Elizabeth Soto Albrecht reminded delegates that this was an important issue and a harmful one She observed that there were survivors of sexual Posted in Convention News News Tagged A Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse Carolyn Holderread Heggen delegate assembly Ervin Stutzman KC2015 Mary Lehman Yoder Tyler Tully 1 Comment 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

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  • Korean Ecumenical Peace Network in North America – Mennonite Church USA
    churches and to mobilize people to participate in a peace movement for the Korean peninsula This gathering and new network represents Korean groups from five denominations coming together and includes the United Methodist Church Presbyterian Church USA United Church of Christ Disciples of Christ and Mennonite Church USA I was pleased to join this conversation as the Mennonite participant As their first collaborative initiative the Network wanted to prioritize training local church leaders to run peace schools in their respective congregations As a peace center that equips Korean church leaders to serve in ways that promote unity forgiveness and peace ReconciliAsian was invited to organize and facilitate a three day peace school at Flushing New York Korean United Methodist Church from October 12 14 2015 The three day Peace Discipleship School covered various topics around the theme of Living Peaceably Together Pastor Sunghwan Kim of Gardena Presbyterian Church began the conference by laying the theological foundation of Peace and Justice in the Bible Pastor Taehoo Lee of Uber Street highlighted the plight of the poor and what it means to be a neighbor living in the poorest part of Philadelphia I focused on the importance of restorative justice when living in community Sunghoon and Soonok Park a Korean couple from the Bruderhof community in New York led a seminar on Education that Restores about disciplining the children in the community The three day peace school was well received by the 25 participants Korean American pastors and church leaders from Korean United Methodist Church Presbyterian Church USA Disciples of Christ and other independent churches Although the gathering was small the leaders came from Flushing Boston New Jersey Chicago Indianapolis and Atlanta Many confirmed the strong need for such training and wanted to implement similar peace discipleship school model in their respective

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  • ReconciliAsian – Mennonite Church USA
    Calendar Directory Publications Resources Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Archive Home ReconciliAsian Tag ReconciliAsian Korean Ecumenical Peace Network in North America Posted on December 16 2015 Hyun and Sue Hur are co directors of ReconciliAsian a peace center in Los Angeles that encourages local Korean immigrant churches and other ethnic churches to explore what it means to participate in God s ministry of reconciliation locally and globally They are also co pastors at Mountain View Mennonite Church a small multi ethnic church located in Upland Posted in Interchurch Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged Hyun Hur ReconciliAsian Sue Park Hur 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

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  • Sue Park Hur – Mennonite Church USA
    Publications Resources Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Archive Home Sue Park Hur Tag Sue Park Hur Korean Ecumenical Peace Network in North America Posted on December 16 2015 Hyun and Sue Hur are co directors of ReconciliAsian a peace center in Los Angeles that encourages local Korean immigrant churches and other ethnic churches to explore what it means to participate in God s ministry of reconciliation locally and globally They are also co pastors at Mountain View Mennonite Church a small multi ethnic church located in Upland Posted in Interchurch Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged Hyun Hur ReconciliAsian Sue Park Hur 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

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  • Points of convergence – Mennonite Church USA
    worship and lunch when they met at Mennonite Central Committee that final year With a smile Father Pat turned to his bookshelf and pulled a copy of the same document sent to him by the Vatican We were literally on the same page Points of convergence was the phrase used in that dialogue document that has stayed with me ever since When we engage in ecumenical partnerships we are challenged to stay true to our theological identity even as we look for ways to work together across denomination or interfaith lines We agree to disagree on the points of divergence Yet with a common mission to embrace our community and serve those most in need we can find creative ways to work together For seven years I served on the executive committee of the Akron Ephrata Pennsylvania Ministerium Together we created a transitional housing ministry provided weekly community meals planned the yearly Baccalaureate service for the public high school hosted the local CROP walk and supported Ephrata Area Social Services A significant breakthrough occurred when we all gathered at the Catholic parish for a Sunday evening Unity Prayer Octave Evangelicals independents mainline Protestants Anabaptists and Catholics gathered to pray for the needs of our community country and world Worship and prayer were our points of convergence The Lancaster County Council of Churches brings together over 130 houses of worship to provide nutritional food clothing transportation and emergency shelter to the most vulnerable in our community This 68 year old ministry recently moved to a much larger facility in a more prominent and accessible part of Lancaster City After 21 years of pastoral ministry I felt called to pursue this new form of missional engagement My role as co chair of the Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness for the past two years also positioned me to step into this new role The Council is a founding member of Hunger Free Lancaster and I was recently invited to serve on one of the working groups of the Mayor s Commission to end poverty Each day brings new challenges to serve an increasing demand on our services while also addressing the root causes of poverty hunger and homelessness Our goal is to also connect with underserved populations including newly arriving refugees undocumented workers and those exiting prison We cannot fulfill our mission without the ecumenical and interfaith partnerships centered in our collective points of convergence Together we are making a collective impact on our community and providing opportunities for our partners to experience meaningful missional engagement Share this Facebook Twitter Email Posted in Church to Church Relations Interchurch Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged Jim Amstutz Lancaster County Council of Churches Post navigation Leaders integrate personal story faith and style to shape effective leadership practice WeAreMenno Science faith listening and challenge Philadelphia FIGHT Official comments policy for users of Mennonite Church USA s websites and other social networking tools We reserve the right to remove any comment that violates this policy The purpose of

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  • Church to Church Relations – Mennonite Church USA
    6 2015 Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA One of the significant events at the Mennonite World Conference gatherings was receiving greetings from representatives of the larger body of Christ Lutherans Pentecostals Quakers the World Council of Churches and others This made very real that we as Mennonites do not exist Posted in Church to Church Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged André Gingerich Stoner Mennonite World Conference 1 Comment Exponential and the ecotone Posted on June 3 2015 Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA Several weeks ago I attended the annual Exponential church planters convention Those days brought together the holistic witness and interchurch parts of my work The conference attracted several thousand people for several days of preaching inspirational stories and practical workshops I found myself Posted in Church to Church Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged André Gingerich Stoner Evangelical Exponential social justice 2 Comments Christian Churches Together and Mennonite Church USA Posted on February 25 2015 Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness and Interchurch Relations for Mennonite Church USA that they may all be one As you Father are in me and I am in you may they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me John 17 21 NRSV I spent three Posted in Church to Church Relations Holistic Witness Menno Snapshots Jason Storbakken Remembering our identity Posted on August 19 2014 Jason Storbakken is cofounder of the Radical Living Christian community in Brooklyn New York and Chapel Director of The Bowery Mission Radical Living is a congregation within Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA Jason s first book Radical Spirituality Repentance Resistance Revolution Orbis is now available By Jason Storbakken We are Anabaptists We are Mennonites Posted in Church to Church Relations Holistic Witness Menno Snapshots 3 Comments On the journey with Lutheran brothers and sisters An interview with John D Roth Posted on August 4 2014 By Andre Gingerich Stoner At its most recent meeting the Executive Board asked Ervin Stutzman executive director to send a letter of greeting and Christian friendship to Rev Elizabeth Eaton Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America The letter recounts with gratitude the remarkable developments in Mennonite Lutheran relations in the past fifteen years Posted in Church to Church Relations Menno Snapshots 2 Comments MWC Assembly Pennsylvania 2015 Call for Workshops and Seminars Posted on May 30 2014 By Mennonite World Conference staff Dear member churches dear brothers and sisters For our Mennonite World Conference Assembly 2015 we are seeking workshops and seminars that challenge inspire and unite the church as a global peace church for mission and faithful witness The basics The theme for the Assembly is Walking with God We are Posted in Church to Church Relations Menno Snapshots 1 Comment Global Anabaptist conversations hosted by MennoNerds The Philippines Posted on April 24 2014 This interview was originally shared on the MennoNerds website April 7

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  • Jim Amstutz – Mennonite Church USA
    Directory Publications Resources Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Archive Home Jim Amstutz Tag Jim Amstutz Points of convergence Posted on November 12 2015 We are delighted to highlight this example of interchurch work at a local and regional level Jim Amstutz is executive director of the Lancaster County Council of Churches a network of over 130 houses of worship in Lancaster County Pennsylvania Previously he served as pastor of Akron Pennsylvania Mennonite Church for 14 years Jim studied at Posted in Church to Church Relations Interchurch Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged Jim Amstutz Lancaster County Council of Churches 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

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  • Lancaster County Council of Churches – Mennonite Church USA
    Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Archive Home Lancaster County Council of Churches Tag Lancaster County Council of Churches Points of convergence Posted on November 12 2015 We are delighted to highlight this example of interchurch work at a local and regional level Jim Amstutz is executive director of the Lancaster County Council of Churches a network of over 130 houses of worship in Lancaster County Pennsylvania Previously he served as pastor of Akron Pennsylvania Mennonite Church for 14 years Jim studied at Posted in Church to Church Relations Interchurch Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged Jim Amstutz Lancaster County Council of Churches 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

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