A Ukrainian community once known as New York, founded in 1889 by Mennonites, could once again be known by its surprisingly American original name.
Ela Castro always knew she wanted to spend her life serving those in need. She studied for years to earn her medical degree. She worked at a clinic. She was helping people, but something was missing. The 30-year-old felt called to serve, not just to work for a paycheck.
A memorial service for Earl Roth, who served for nearly four decades with Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo and as an administrator in North America, was held April 24 at Silverwood Mennonite Church in Goshen, Ind.
Anabaptist communities are planting trees this spring, with more than 2,250 planted in April alone. Congregations, farmers, men’s groups, and schools have partnered with Mennonite Men to plant trees as part of Mennonite Men’s campaign, JoinTrees, with the goal of planting 1 million trees by 2030.
Central Christian School in Kidron, Ohio, has restructured its board of trustees after its superintendent resigned and the previous board stepped aside in March.
With members divided between leaving Mennonite Church USA or staying, leaders of South Central Mennonite Conference are proposing that the conference dissolve.
Mennonites in Colombia asked international siblings in faith for prayers in early May after a wave of protests and violence broke out across the country.