Our common work

Beth Martin Birky is a professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Goshen College, where her favorite courses include World Literature and Gender in a Global Context. Beth and her husband David Birky live in Goshen, Indiana, with their two children Maddie (22) and Hugh (18). For the past five years, she has […]

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Indoor prayer walk inspires

Mennonites from all over the country rode up escalators, trekked across a sky bridge and walked through hallways in song and silence during the Mennonite Women USA and Mennonite Men-sponsored prayer walk yesterday afternoon. The walk began with a hymn, led by Peggy Carter. Together, the group filled the convention center lobby with five-part harmony […]

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Fruit from the Vine

Katie McKinnell is communications manager for Mennonite Women USA. The year 2017 marks 100 years of Mennonite Women USA! The theme for MW USA’s centennial year and celebration is Fruit from the Vine, based on John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear […]

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KC2015 offerings to support sexual abuse survivors, Racial/Ethnic leadership education

By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA) — At every Mennonite Church USA convention, an offering is received to support a particular ministry or initiative of the church. This summer in Kansas City, convention goers will have the opportunity to contribute to the Care and Prevention Fund established through Mennonite Church USA by the Discernment Group […]

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Ruth Lapp Guengerich: Why Mennonite Women USA Loves Convention

Ruth Lapp Guengerich is the Executive Director of Mennonite Women USA.    Mennonite Church USA conventions provide opportunity for people from all parts of the church and all parts of the U.S. to meet together for worship, fellowship, and doing the work of the church.  Our diversity is reflected in skin color, language, and in […]

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