Mennonite Church USA ‘Hope’ gathering stresses peace with justice

en español By MC USA and Mennonite Mission Network staff DALLAS (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — At this year’s Hope for the Future (HFF) gathering, attendees celebrated the legacy of Stanley W. Green, one of the event’s original organizers, and discussed ways to press forward for peace and justice throughout the church. The Jan. […]

Iglesia Menonita Hispana to launch a missional leadership academy

  KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA) — Iglesia Menonita Hispana (IMH), a Racial/Ethnic constituency group of MC USA, held their biennial assembly in Kansas City July 1-2, where they developed plans to launch Academia Liderazgo Misional (ALM), a new initiative for missional leadership in partnership with Eastern Mennonite University and Mennonite Mission Network. ALM […]

Learn, Pray, Join for immigration justice

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA encourages people and congregations to “Learn, Pray, Join” together for immigration justice in August and September. “The Bible is a story of God on the move,” said Sue Park-Hur, MC USA denominational minister for Leadership Development. “The God who gathers and scatters people continues to move amongst us […]

Eight questions with … Yvonne Diaz

Yvonne Diaz is a member of Mennonite Church USA Executive Board. This post originally appeared on as part of its Seven Questions series. Seven question interviews are compiled by Hannah Heinzekehr. Name: Yvonne Diaz Hometown: Terlingua, Texas Home congregation: Iglesia Menonita Comunindad de Vida, San Antonio Member of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board […]

CLC se reúne y mira hacia el futuro

Los participantes conversan sobre las relaciones de pacto, las evaluaciones de pares y la revitalización de la iglesia [English] Por Janie Beck Kreider GOSHEN, Indiana (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Cerca de 70 líderes denominacionales se reunieron entre el 7 y el 9 de marzo en la Iglesia Menonita de Silverwood, en Goshen, Indiana, […]

CLC meets, looks toward the future

Participants discuss covenant relationships, peer reviews and church revitalization [Español] By Janie Beck Kreider GOSHEN, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Nearly 70 denominational leaders gathered March 7–9 at Silverwood Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana, for the second Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) meeting of the 2015–17 biennium. CLC members worked at trust-building as they heard multiple […]

“Equipping the Saints”: Hope for the Future V to address HR practices, procedures

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Education Agency)—The fifth annual Hope for the Future gathering for leaders of color from across Mennonite Church USA will focus on Ephesians 4:12-16 and on HR (Human Resources) issues in the workplace. The event, titled “Equipping the Saints,” will take place Jan. 21–24, 2016, at Calvary Community Church, Hampton, […]

Delegates unanimously pass final two resolutions

By Meg Short KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Mennonite Church USA) — Delegates unanimously approved two new resolutions during the final delegate session on July 4. The resolutions were brought forward on site and scheduled to be heard the last day during the time allotted for unfinished business. A Statement of Support for Israeli and Palestinian Partners in Peacemaking, […]

Iglesia Menonita Hispana holds immigration celebration

May 3–4 event designed for those not going to Phoenix 2013, draws 120 participants By Rafael Barahona Elkhart, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency/The Mennonite)—Only a week after the dedication of their new building, Iglesia Menonita Arca de Salvación in Fort Myers, Fla., hosted a gathering organized by Iglesia Menonita Hispana (IMH, or Hispanic Mennonite […]

Iglesia Menonita Hispana to host immigration celebration

“Celebrating Immigration: Come, eat and drink together at the kingdom table” will be the theme of a gathering hosted by Iglesia Menonita Hispana (IMH) (Hispanic Mennonite Church) to be held May 3-4, 2013, at Iglesia Menonita Arca de Salvación, 3629 Michigan Ave., Fort Myers, Fla. The event will include times for worship, reflection, music, games, […]