Isaac Villegas: Stay with Us, Part II

Isaac S. Villegas is the pastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship in North Carolina. He serves on the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA and on the Governing Board of the North Carolina Council of Churches. These reflections were originally shared as part of a sermon given at the 2014 Hope for the Future gathering in Leesburg, […]

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Isaac Villegas: Misrecognizing Strangers, Part I

Isaac S. Villegas is the pastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship in North Carolina. He serves on the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA and on the Governing Board of the North Carolina Council of Churches. These reflections were originally shared as part of a sermon given at the 2014 Hope for the Future gathering in Leesburg, […]

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Stella Snapshots: Week 3

Stella took a few flights around Iowa last week. Here are our two favorite snaps from her journeys. Be sure to share yours this Wednesday. You can print out your very own Stella and tag your photo with #mennogram, and you just might find yourself featured here someday! In Iowa   The Mennonite Camping Association […]

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Rachel Springer Gerber: Convention, Faith Formation and Mennonite Church USA

Growing up, I loved Mennonite Youth conventions.  And it wasn’t just because I met my soon-to-be-husband there.  Philadelphia ’93, you certainly were the “City of Brotherly Love.”  But that’s another story all together.   Why I loved the conventions so much wasn’t because of the fancy, loud worship.  It wasn’t so much about the service […]

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Stella Snapshots: March 27, 2014

Another week, another round of Stella journeys. Here’s this week round up of some of our faves. Be sure to print out your very own Stella, and send us your own snapshots, too. Tag ’em #Mennogram so we can find ’em!   In Texas     Stella hangs out at Garner State Park with Janet Treviño-Elizarraraz […]

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Stella Snapshots: March 21, 2014

Stella has had a couple busy weeks. She’s visited spots from coast-to-coast across the United States, hung out with Mennonite Church USA staff, sampled cuisine at local restaurants and more. Check out some of her highlights below, and be sure to share your Stella snapshots on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Tag them #mennogram so we […]

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Fly with Stella the Dove

If you happened to attend convention in Phoenix, you may have seen a little trendy dove flying around, with a cactus blossom in her mouth.   That dove is Stella, and she’s back with a redesigned look for Kansas City. To celebrate the city’s long history as a hot spot for jazz, Stella’s standing up […]

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Todd Wynward: On Watershed Discipleship and Convention

These reflections come from Todd Wynward, an author, educator and wilderness guide who lives and works in Taos, NM. He is the author of the novel The Secrets of Leaven. You can read more of Todd’s reflections on discipleship, ecology, Mennonite identity and more on his blog, Undomesticated: wild thoughts from the edge of empire. This post […]

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Plans underway for KC2015

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Buoyed by the spirit of prayer that marked the end of the Mennonite Church USA convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in July—when thousands of Mennonites participated in a prayer walk around the convention center—convention planners are setting their sights on Kansas City (KC), Mo., the location of the next biennial convention, to […]

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Merv Stoltzfus: Just a Smile

Merv Stoltzfus is the Conference Minister for Atlantic Coast Mennonite Conference.  While enjoying the MC USA Convention in Phoenix I met Earnest.  It wasn’t intentional, it just happened. He was on my pathway or perhaps I was on his; Earnest was a concierge in the convention center.  I noticed him numerous times during the week […]

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Joanna Harader: Operation Streamline

This post originally appeared on Joanna Harader’s personal blog, Spacious Faith. It is shared with permission. Joanna describes herself as “a wife, a mother, a Mennonite pastor, living in the awesome town of Lawrence, Kansas.” These reflections come from her visit to the Arizona-Mexico border during the Mennonite Church USA convention in Phoenix.  They are […]

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