We had a great time with you all in Phoenix. We worshiped, we played, we ate, we sang, we laughed, we cried and we learned. We can’t wait to gather together again in Kansas City. Here are some of our favorite photos from the week!
1. Throughout the week, Jeff Hochstetler and Shé Hall hosted “Delegates Today with Jeff and Shé,” which featured a live feed from delegates, as well as interviews and commentary about what was happening at convention throughout the week. You can still watch these live feeds here. Photo by Abbey Roth.
2. A cast of multicultural women performed Heavenly Voices three time during convention week. The play shared the stories of Mennonite women of color across Mennonite Church USA. The play was written and directed by Pat Lehman McFarlane. Photo by Kerry Bush.
3. Hugo De Luna shared his ministry of music through the violin as part of the adult worship band in Phoenix. Photo by Ken Krehbiel of ImageWorks photography.
4. “Mennonites with Attitude.” Yul Hur enjoys time outside with Ched Myers and Elaine Enns. Photo from Adult Worship Leader Sue Park Hur.
5. The Junior Youth Participated in Mod Olympics together during their time in Phoenix. Photo by Mark Gingerich.
6. Eastern Mennonite University faculty Cyndi Gusler and David Vogel gave leadership to another amazing Trash Fashion Show at convention. Photo by Eastern Mennonite University.
7. Youth stand together during singing at youth worship. Photo by Ken Krehbiel of ImageWorks Photography.
8. This chair, decorated by members of Iglesia Menonita Hispana, stood on the worship stage in both halls all week, as a reminder of those who could not attend convention in Phoenix due to laws and practices that made them feel unwelcome and unsafe in Arizona. Photo by Kerry Bush.
9. Around 2,000 convention attendees joined Saulo Padilla and Hyun Hur for a prayer walk through the streets of Phoenix following worship on Friday night. Photo by Hannah Heinzekehr.
10. Throughout the week, delegations from convention had the opportunity to visit the Arizona-Mexico border for learning tours in conjunction with Borderlinks. Photo by Ken Krehbiel.