Servant project paints home for local substance abuse treatment program

by  Luke Beck Kreider for Mennonite Church USA This week youth and adults worked together in the blazing heat, scraping paint and adding a fresh gray coat to Recovery House of Central Florida. “It’s hot and hard work, but at least we know we’ve done something good,” said Jonah King, North Main Mennonite, Nappanee, Indiana. […]

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A bold experiment in creating brave spaces

Jim Grossnickle-Batterton currently serves as the interim pastor for First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, Iowa. A number of years doing missional hospitality work has tuned Jim’s spirit toward searching for a better understanding of how we do and do not offer welcome in our communities and congregations. He enjoys employing his growing, though incomplete, knowledge […]

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The Family Reunion

Kait Kelsey grew up in Berne, Indiana, where she first joined the Mennonite Church. She now lives in South Bend and attends Kern Road Mennonite Church. She participates on her school’s Robotics and Lacrosse team and is active in her youth group. In her free time she likes to ski and go to the beach […]

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Space to embrace Love is a Verb

Bryan Van Wyk currently lives in North Philly with his wife Rhonda and son Keithon. He’s originally from Cape Town, South Africa. They are active members in the Oxford Circle Mennonite Church. He sees himself as a passionate Anabaptist who seeks to promote a Galatians 3:28 community — one in Christ irrespective of people’s race, […]

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Love is a verb, but so is change.

Joanne Gallardo is a Case Manager for Pathways to Housing D.C. and lives in Arlington, Virginia. She will soon take on the role of pastor of Faith Formation at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. She loves singing, stories, and coffee, in that order. As I walk through the halls of the convention center, […]

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