It’s Not the How, but the Who of our Worship

“I’m not in love with how I worship but in who I worship.” – Esdras Ferreras from Tuesday morning worship. Truer words I’ve not hear spoken when it comes to Mennonites and our diversity in worship preferences. As Esdras finished that sentence, the resonance within the crowd was palpable. We all felt it within our […]

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When We Hunger at Convention… Where’s the Beef?

We hear stories that may seem distant to us… immigrants with no or limited resources struggling to survive and walking with their wounds. Is it possible that we could experience in a real way a small snippet of what they do? What might that look like? Well, it didn’t take long at convention to have […]

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What Does Hospitality Look Like At Convention?

I must admit that this is my first convention, and I’m entering with as much anticipation as I am speculative of what to expect. The words you read from me will be very distant of a typical, convention experience, and more an invitation to join me on mine as I experience it! I’ll do my […]

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DVD’s Available Onsite

Did you know that you can purchase DVD’s of your favorite speakers instantly and online at Phoenix? If you’re interested, click HERE to download an order form.

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Onsite Registration Available

Online registration for Phoenix 2013 may have closed, but never fear: you will still be able to register onsite to attend Mennonite Church USA’s convention. You can register for the entire week or for only a day or two. We hope you will join us in Phoenix. You can contact Carol Epp ahead of time […]

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Blood Drive at Convention

United Blood Services will be administering a blood drive on July 2 and 3 in the Exhibit Hall. Hours of the drive are 1 to 5 p.m. Anyone 16 and older may donate. If you are 16 or 17, bring a signed Minor Donor Permit (available here). Donors will need to bring a photo ID and […]

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Musicians Needed!

Are you a musician coming to Phoenix and looking for a chance to share your talents? Then this message is for you. Vern Rempel, pastor of First Mennonite Church in Denver, is planning to lead two hymn sings at convention, and is interested in finding more musicians to accompany him. If you are interested, you […]

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Stella Snapshots: Weeks 8 and 9

We here in convention planning, Stella’s friends, are getting a little busy with preparations for gathering together soon in Phoenix, so we didn’t get snapshots from Stella’s journeys posted last week. This means that you get a double-dose of Stella’s awesome snapshots this week. Enjoy! Helping Convention Planning get their social media act together in […]

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Play Looks at Plight of Immigrants Seeking the “American Dream”

This press release was produced by and shared with permission from Eastern Mennonite University.  No Roosters in the Desert, a play revolving around the plight of four women trekking across the Sonoran desert towards the “American dream,” will be performed during the 2013 Mennonite Church USA annual convention on Wednesday, July 3, at 9:15 p.m., […]

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Naún Cerrato: Dreaming with the “DREAMers”

Naún Cerrato is a Mennonite DREAMer who lives in Elkhart, Ind., and is a member of the church council at Iglesia Menonita del Buen Pastor in Goshen, Ind. He was born in Choluteca, Honduras, and brought to the U.S. before age 16. Through hard work and many sacrifices, he has been able to earn his associate’s […]

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David Araujo: Copas Vacías Para el Nuevo Vino (Mateo 9:14-17)

David Araujo es pastor de la Iglesia Menonita del Buen Pastor en Goshen, Indiana. Nació en Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. A los dieciséis años de edad conoció al Señor en la Iglesia Cristiana Menonita en Chicago. David se graduó de Goshen College en 1995 con un grado doble en Ministerios Hispanos y Comunicaciones. Él es miembro de varias organizaciones de traductores e intérpretes […]

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