To embody God’s love

Jon and his wife, Megan Leaman Heinly, are from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but are currently living in New Haven, Connecticut where he is completing his Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. Jon is passionate about youth ministry and prior to seminary, he served as youth minister for Lancaster Mennonite School and Lancaster Conference of Mennonite […]

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God is love

Abby King is a first-year at Goshen College, studying journalism with a minor in Bible and Religion. She is a part of the Youth Worship Planning Committee for Orlando 2017. She is a member at Ridgeview Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When I was in middle school I had a phenomenal math teacher. He was […]

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Surprises and blessings!

Kent Miller is a pastor at First Mennonite Church in Middlebury, Indiana, where he focuses on worship, preaching, crises and senior care. He and his spouse, Jill, enjoy spending time with people, especially their two daughters, son-in-law, three grandchildren and extended family. Can I be honest for a moment? I didn’t care for extended family […]

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Remember

  Seth Thomas Crissman is a licensed minister in Virginia Mennonite Conference and is the youth worship music leader for Orlando 2017. Seth is also member of The Walking Roots Band, a Harrisonburg, Virginia based folk band. He and his wife Theresa work for Virginia Mennonite Missions, helping congregations share and receive God’s love in […]

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The world needed one of you too

Shannon W. Dycus is co-pastor at First Mennonite in Indianapolis. She is on the adult worship planning team for Orlando 2017 and excited about gathering in celebration of love. Scrolling through Facebook a few days ago, I ran across a meme that read: How cool is it that the same God that created mountains and […]

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First things first

Sarah Ann Bixler deeply loves Mennonite Church USA and its commitment to God’s healing and hope. She has served throughout Mennonite Church USA in education, youth ministry, curriculum writing and conference leadership. Sarah lives with her husband, Benjamin, and their three children in New Jersey and they attend Oxford Circle Mennonite Church. Sarah is graduating […]

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And they’ll know we are Christians by our love

Sarah Chase is convention planning registrar for Mennonite Church USA. Growing up in the Mennonite Church, I have always been excited for what convention has in store. In January, I began my role as registrar for Convention Planning for Mennonite Church USA. I feel so grateful to have the chance to now be on the […]

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Orlando: then and now

Scott Hartman is convention planning coordinator for Mennonite Church USA. In the summer of 2017, the Mennonite Church USA convention will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. It will be 20 years since the last time Mennonites held a convention in this facility. The Mennonite Church (MC) convention was held […]

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Love is a verb!

Tonya Keim Bartel works with Convention Planning for Mennonite Church USA.  When not at work, she wrangles three ornery kids and eight cranky chickens!  If you want to read more by Tonya, visit her blog, Serendipity.   … I rake the leaves into a pile, then shout ready, set, go and run to jump into them […]

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Reflections on KC2015

Christine van Belle, her husband Jim Anderson and daughters Ruby and Iris, attend Corvallis (Oregon) Mennonite Fellowship (CMF).  She is a school psychologist in the Salem Keizer School District.  Christine considers herself to be a Christian who happens to be of the Mennonite flavor; she is grateful for all the variations within the world of Christianity […]

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On Forbearance

by Richard Gehring, moderator for Western District Conference By now, most people who are interested have likely heard the results of votes taken at last week’s Mennonite Church USA Convention in Kansas City. While there were significant actions taken on several important issues, most attention has been focused on the two resolutions that speak to […]

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