The Mennonite World Conference General Council selected new continental representatives for MWC’s Executive Committee during meetings connected to the July 5-10 assembly in Indonesia.
About 15 former Mennonite Voluntary Service participants and members of two host congregations gathered Aug. 7 to honor the closing of Mennonite Mission Network’s 42-year-old Washington, D.C., MVS unit.
Mennonite Heritage Village opened its Dirk Willems Peace Garden on Aug. 20 in Steinbach, Man.
A leader from a Mennonite church in Scurry, Texas, was sentenced to life in prison Sept. 1 for sexual abuse of a child. Stanley Gerald Champ, 51, was a leader at Grays Prairie Mennonite Church, where prosecutors said he found his victims.
In less than a minute, a tornado devastated Wellacrest Farms, the largest dairy farm in New Jersey. Among those who helped restore the farm were Amish from Lancaster County, Pa., who helped rebuild the barn.
Former district conference leader Gary Wall’s ties to the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches are in jeopardy after a restoration process fell apart due to his lack of cooperation.
Even though the calendar year begins in January, I associate new beginnings with the fall. New academic years have begun, and big transitions are happening.