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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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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Alyssa Cable: Prayer Break

Alyssa Cable is a 19-year-old from Johnstown, Pa. currently in her junior year Eastern Mennonite University majoring in Elementary Education. Mennonite Church USA is a big part of Alyssa’s heart and she is so excited to be blogging about Convention.  She loves writing, playing guitar and piano, and laughing. She is a member of a […]

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Sherah-Leigh Gerber: Getting Ready/Alistándose

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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Two important announcements from the Leadership Development team

We know that many youth are already stepping into leadership roles, and maybe even testing the waters to see what it might be like to be a pastor or church leader. At Phoenix 2013, there will be several opportunities for youth to explore their calls, and also to speak out about what they think makes […]

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Janet Trevino-Elizarraraz: Getting out of our heads

Janet Trevino-Elizarraraz of San Antonio, Texas is Anabaptist at heart and in mind, yet her journey has moved her to seek the Kingdom where the church is absent.  She walks this path of solitude with her husband, Roberto and their four beautiful children, ages 7 and under. As one of our regular convention bloggers, Janet […]

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Samuel Voth Schrag: Being the Church in Phoenix

Recently, I, along with the rest of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board, took the Borderlinks Trip to Mexico, an opportunity that people coming to Phoenix 2013 this summer can also have. I strongly recommend it. While in Mexico, we saw the 25-foot-tall border wall, and met a border guard who had been watching us on surveillance […]

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