April 18, 2013

Arise & Methacton youth

Seeking peace and pursing it with Conference youth

by Don McDonough, Arise

What happens when a youth group from a 274-year-old congregation (Methacton) meets with the youth from a community outreach that is just about a year old (Arise)? What happens when you then pile those youth in a couple of vans and drive two hours to a cabin where they will be cooped up for a couple of days? Read more….

No Greater Love–Peace and Justice for Vulnerable Veterans

Ari Merretazon & James Abram of Pointman Soldiers Heart Ministry describe their day-to-day work as “vulnerable veterans helping vulnerable veterans.” Today they shared from their personal experiences as veterans on a path of healing and from their engagement with many other vets they have supported through experiences of isolation, pain, and injustice. Listen to the podcast and learn how you might participate in the well-being and just treatment of those who have been deeply wounded by war.

Arise & Methacton youth

Mennonite Church USA Phoenix Convention

Executive Board OKs two resolutions for Phoenix

by Gordon Houser, The Mennonite (reposted by permission)

At its last meeting before the delegate assembly in Phoenix in July, the Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA met April 4-6 in Kansas City, Mo., and decided to send to delegates two resolutions for their consideration. Read more….

Social Stream (FranconiaMC, #fmclife)

  • (FB) Perkiomenville Mennonite Church Thanks for the help today for adopt a highway and church cleanup!!
  • (FB) Spruce Lake Wilderness Camp Our 50 year staff reunion is coming. Help us out and invite anyone that has worked at SLWC in the past 50 years!
  • (photo) Christopher Dock hosted the Mennonite Schools Council Choral Festival this year. Here the combined choirs practice for their concert: 500 voices! (Cynee Photography)
Choir festival cynee photography

Psalm 23

Featured Blog: The 23rd Psalm in an Age of Terror: A pastoral response

by Timothy F. Simpson, There is Power in the Blog*

It all comes flooding back. One minute you feel safe and secure, like you can go about your business without a care for anything except maybe another recession, and the next thing you know all the horror of 9/11 gets dredged up in the wake of the most recent Boston Massacre. That’s how I felt anyway when I turned on my TV yesterday. I’m sure lots of other people have felt that way, too. Read more….

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