Special Convention Offering: Support Mennonite DREAMers

At convention in Phoenix, we will have two formal opportunities to practice stewardship and generosity (we’re sure you could find others, too, if you looked carefully enough). Throughout the week, we are going to have two special offerings that will support ministries that members of Mennonite Church USA are engaged in. One opportunity is to […]

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Sean Slaughter to perform at Phoenix 2013

Christian hip hop artist Sean Slaughter will perform at Phoenix 2013 during the Urban Youth gathering and at the Wet N’ Wild Water Park. After initially producing a few tracks for members of The Wu-tang Clan in the late 90’s, Sean Slaughter surrendered his life to Christ and began using his music to positively impact […]

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Tory Doerksen: We are Story People – Time to hear and tell our testimonies!

Schedules tend to be so demanding in our lives.  As an urban Mennonite Church, my youth come from over 20 different high schools this year, and our families are part of at least 7 different school districts.  Not only do we have multiple recreational activities, extra curricular opportunities, and demanding academic workloads, we also rarely […]

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Convention is for Junior High Youth!

Convention is not just for adults and high schoolers. In fact, the Junior High Youth Convention planners are hard at work prepping for an awesome summer convention.  Each day will feature a special event.  No four days are the same with a big event each day! Tuesday – City Scavenger Hunt Wednesday – Bafa Bafa […]

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Alyssa Cable: Pack your bags and prepare your hearts, Part 2

In my last blog post, I brought up the fact that preparing my heart should be more important than packing my bag – especially as I look toward Convention and what it has in store for me there. I mentioned that this had been an internal struggle, while my external self was seemingly unaware, preoccupied, […]

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Berry Friesen: Prepare Ye the Way

As I write, the season of Advent has begun and Isaiah 40 echoes through my thoughts:  “Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” These stirring words speak to us as individuals and as members of families, congregations and communities.  Do they also speak to us […]

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Alyssa Cable: Pack your Bags and Prepare your Hearts, Part 1

Not to be stereotypical, but packing luggage as a girl is a tedious task. (Note: This does not apply to all girls or all women.) We have to prepare shoes for every type of weather and walking, clothes for all occasions, and all the products that go into showers and on faces. Packing lightly is […]

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Marty Lehman: You’re Invited to the Purposeful Plan Banquet

We are having a fundraising banquet at Convention. This is something new. When we think about attending the Mennonite Church USA Convention, we don’t generally think of fundraising events. We think about delegate sessions, denominational decisions, workshops, reconnecting with friends, worship, servant projects and lots of fun. Fundraising is not on the list. Many of […]

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Registration starts TODAY!

That’s right. You can now register for Mennonite Church USA’s convention Phoenix 2013. Register yourself, family, friends, fellow church members, etc. and spread the word! Can’t wait to see you in Phoenix in six short months. Click here to get started… Once you  have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to […]

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Registration begins January 8! Helpful hints here…

It may seem hard to believe, but registration begins tomorrow, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. EST. We want this process to be painless and easy, so check out these videos for some helpful hints and tricks to help your registration process to flow smoothly. Quick Tip #1: Getting Started Quick Tip #2: Checkout and Payment […]

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

Sitting at a corner table, devouring the most delicious creamsticks, my dad and I were reflecting on this phrase from Psalm 24. He was preparing a sermon as part of a series he has been leading at his church on the Purposeful Plan. I was ruminating on the phrase, knowing I had this blog post […]

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