Sherah-Leigh Gerber: The Earth is the Lord’s

Sherah-Leigh Gerber is a member of the pre-convention blogging team. Sherah-Leigh (Zehr) Gerber, works for Ohio Conference half-time as Coordinator of Volunteers, planning resourcing events and relating to the ministry teams of the Conference. A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary, she has served in a variety of congregational and Conference ministry positions. In addition […]

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Bible Studies for youth groups now available

Is your youth group gearing up for Phoenix? We sure hope so. To help you prepare, we’ve got some great Bible studies full of thought-provoking questions, brief meditations and activities that will help get you thinking about what it means to be “Citizens of God’s Kingdom: Healed in Hope.” Justin Heinzekehr, the author of the […]

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Caleb Yoder: Reflexión sobre Pittsburg 2011

Mi participación en la convención de Pittsburg fue algo muy enriquecedor. Yo trabajé con el grupo de intérpretes. Teníamos la meta de proveer servicios de interpretación y traducción de documentos para que los delegados hispanoparlantes pudieran aprovechar plenamente la convención. Fue una oportunidad buena para conocer a los líderes de la iglesia menonita hispana y […]

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Special Lodging Rebate Offer for Youth Groups

ATTENTION YOUTH GROUPS:  Haven’t booked your hotel rooms for Phoenix 2013 and, want to stay at one of our main convention hotels? Mennonite Church USA Convention Planning is offering a 50% room rebate to all youth groups booking KING rooms at the Phoenix Downtown Sheraton.  This allows youth groups to book 2 king rooms for […]

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Berry Friesen: The Earth is the Lord’s

All of my life I’ve been hearing those words from Psalm 24.  They speak to me of the sovereignty of the King of glory over all creation. At Phoenix, we will hear these words again as one of four key scripture passages shaping a convention entitled “Citizens of God’s Kingdom – Healed in Hope.” Within […]

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Danny Carroll Rodas to Speak to Delegates in Phoenix

Dr. M. Daniel Carroll Rodas is slated to speak to Mennonite Church USA delegates on Tuesday July 2 at convention in Phoenix. He will present a two-hour learning experience in both Spanish and English exploring immigration and the Bible. Dr. Carroll celebrates his heritage from both Guatemala and the United States. He joined the faculty […]

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Traveling choir: Sign up now!

Love to sing? Care about justice? Want to see more of Phoenix than just the inside of the convention center? Well then this choir’s for you! On Wednesday afternoon, a bus full of singing Mennonites will travel around Phoenix to three sites of healing and hope. The choir will travel to the following sites: Durango […]

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Special Offering: Support Shine in Phoenix

During two worship sessions at MC USA’s convention in Phoenix, there will be an opportunity to give to support initiatives directed at helping young people. The first, giving to the DREAM fund, has been mentioned earlier on this blog (check it out here). The second offering will be used as seed money to help produce […]

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Melodie Davis: Are Conventions Worth It?

Written on the way home from Wichita ’95, a joint convention of the then Mennonite Church and General Conference Mennonite church. A one-year-old toddled around the edge of the audience at the closing youth worship service in her night gown, charming all with her smiles, blond curls, and bee-line charge away from Mom and Dad. […]

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Trips to the Border: Sign up Now!

When you come to convention in Phoenix this year, we don’t want you to just stay in the convention center. We want to give you opportunities to experience life in Arizona, and to learn more about how immigration and migration has shaped this state and still shapes realities in the United States today. There will […]

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David Araujo: El Amor de Dios No Tiene Fronteras

No sé si han escuchado la frase: “el amor de Dios no tiene fronteras”. Dichas palabras resumen la postura de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., en relación al gran reto que presenta el actual sistema disfuncional de inmigración. El simple hecho de que una ley sea implementada en el país, no necesariamente significa que […]

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