CASSOPOLIS, Mich. — Cyneatha Millsaps, pastor at Community Mennonite Church, Markham, Ill., has been around the Mennonite blocks of community life. She persists in participating in Mennonite life, though it sometimes is not sensitive to differences, especially racial and ethnic issues.
The Meserete Kristos Church in Ethiopia is the largest Mennonite denomination in the world with almost a half-million active participants. Yet it is struggling to raise the money to complete an office building and church headquarters in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Mamo Dula of Lancaster, Pa., who grew up in Ethiopia and recently visited, says MKC congregations are “vibrant and energetic, embracing an amazing range of ethnic groups.”