July 4, 2013


Incoming moderator launches nationwide tour

Mennonite Church USA’s incoming moderator Elizabeth Soto Albrecht has begun her journey around the United States to visit MC USA congregations.  Soto Albrecht will receive her charge as moderator this Friday, the final day of MC USA’s Phoenix convention. A native of Puerto Rico, Soto Albrecht is visiting some of the congregations that are not attending MC USA’s convention in Phoenix because of Arizona’s rigorous anti-illegal immigration legislation; she will also drop in at pastors’ breakfasts, home communities, and regional gatherings to listen to the concerns and hopes of the diverse people who make up Mennonite Church USA. Read more …. Chapel Hill

Dallas, TX

Elizabeth’s Podcasts

Taste and See

by Emily Ralph, eralph@franconiaconference.org

Sitting at the kitchen table, savoring a vegetarian groundnut stew with Catherine and Michael and their two boys, I listen as they describe the racist direction of recent laws passed by the North Carolina legislature.  Christians in their community have mobilized, joining weekly protests and acts of civil disobedience.  The members of their small congregation in Chapel Hill continue to wrestle with their response as people of privilege in the midst of overwhelming injustice. Read more….



Watch Elizabeth’s message and prayer walk tomorrow night

Watch Elizabeth’s keynote address during the final night of MC USA’s Phoenix convention tomorrow (Friday) around 7pm Arizona time (that’s 10pm EST). The broadcast will be on Elizabeth’s website, JourneyWithElizabeth.com, and may start a few minutes early. Following the message, we will also live stream the MC USA prayer walk on the streets of Phoenix. Please pray with us!

Mark Your Calendars for a Pastors & CRM Leaders Breakfast with Elizabeth Soto Albrecht

August 23, 9-11am at the Mennonite Conference Center in Harleysville, Pa

Elizabeth Soto Albrecht will spend the morning with us to share reflections on her 3-week journey around the country, visiting MC USA congregations as she begins her two-year term as moderator of Mennonite Church USA. This is a free event.