UPLAND, Ind. — Hailey Beisel and Brooke Yoder weren’t signed up to attend Evana Network’s ReGen 2017 convention. But when two others from the Kaufman Mennonite Church youth group in Davidsville, Pa., dropped out at the last moment, the two girls took those places. Along with two other young people, they requested and received baptism during the event.
ORLANDO, Fla. — From official seminars and an inclusive worship service to direct involvement in the Future Church Summit, LGBTQ participation and presence at the Mennonite Church USA convention reflected movement in from the sidelines.