Mennos Got Talent

Mennos are full of it … talent that is! We’ve traveled all across the country to our camps, colleges and congregations, or what we affectionately call the “Menno Triple C,” and we have seen talent in all forms. From amazing musicians and vocalists, to creative and hilarious skits or poetry, to juggling scarves and balancing […]

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Getting Ready for Convention

Isabella Gomez was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas right along the border of Mexico, and is currently attending The Science Academy of South Texas. She is planning on studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall to become a bioengineer. Isabella loves science, and spends her time off swimming and reading lots […]

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My Convention Hopes

Hannah was born in Canada and is attending Bethany Christian High School in Indiana. She is a very energetic person and lives life to the fullest. In her free time, Hannah likes playing sports and playing piano and violin. Convention to me, up until this year, was that one week in the summer when my […]

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Mountain States Mennonite Conference Announces Anabaptist Songwriting Challenge Winners

Mountain States Mennonite Conference is delighted to announce the three winners of the Anabaptist Songwriting Challenge.  The jury met Feb. 14 and selected (in no particular order): Linda Dalke, “Drawn In, Sent Out” Jeremy Kempf, “True Evangelical Faith” Patrick Ressler, “Camina Conmigo (Walk with Me)”   Additionally the jury’s top ten included: Dennis Graber “Isn’t […]

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On the way

Janeen Bertsche Johnson is Campus Pastor and Alumni Director at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. In 1974, my family loaded up the station wagon and drove from central Illinois to St. Catharines, Ontario for the triennial sessions of the General Conference Mennonite Church. On the way through Ontario, we passed a camper that had pulled over […]

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Convention and Family Reunions

Scott Hartman is Convention Planning Coordinator for Mennonite Church USA. How would you describe the Mennonite Church USA convention to someone who doesn’t know anything about it? After helping plan the convention for over 17 years, I have started describing it as a reunion (with 5,000 of my closest friends/family members). Everyone seems to be […]

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Anabaptist Songwriting Challenge receives close to 50 entries

The Mountain States Mennonite Conference is excited to announce that the Anabaptist Songwriting Challenge (ASC) received close to 50 song submissions by their New Year’s Day deadline. The song submissions came from many states, and included a few entries in Spanish. Prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded for the top three submissions. A national […]

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The 411 on Convention Lodging

  There are many lodging options in Kansas City for convention attendees, and if you’re looking for a hotel, registration will open on March 3. In order to register for a hotel, you must already be registered for convention. We want to make sure you’ve got all the info you need at your fingertips, so […]

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Registration tips and tricks

Registration for convention opens this Thursday, January 15. In case you missed them in our most recent newsletter, here are some tips and tricks from our in-house registration expert, Carol Epp. Happy registering!  Prior to Jan. 15, download the registration booklet, which will help you gather all the information you need before registering online. Check […]

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Andrea de Avila: Hope for the Church

Andrea de Avila lives and works in Kalona, Iowa. She served as one of the youth worship leaders at the Phoenix 2013 convention. I have always been a people person. Maybe that is why I love convention so much. Seeing old friends and meeting new people both excite me. I also consider myself an extrovert. […]

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Remembering “Momma Brenda” Matthews

It is with great sadness that we share with you today that one of our beloved former convention speakers, “Momma Brenda” Matthews, passed away yesterday after suffering a stroke during a routine surgery. In a 2010 Facebook post, Matthews wrote, “Life is moving so fast and tomorrow is not promised. I was thinking if I […]

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