By Ann Leaman
Ohio Conference
Resource Advocate

This month I would like to highlight a variety of webinars being offered by various church-related agencies. The first is an upcoming webinar, and the other three are recordings of previously offered webinars.


Mennonite Central Committee will host “Creative Housing Solutions for Refugees and Asylum Seekers” on Tuesday, July 26, at 2 p.m. EDT. When refugees and asylum seekers first arrive in the United States, the first thing they need is a safe place to call home. Unfortunately, the ongoing affordable housing crisis has greatly impacted families’ ability to lay down roots. Participants in this webinar will learn about different ways the faith community has partnered with refugees, asylum seekers and organizations that serve them to offer creative housing solutions. Go to to register.


How can we best engage all life stages in worship? What can we learn from alternative expressions like Messy Church and Forest Church? During June, Anabaptist Worship Network and Mennonite Education Agency presented a webinar about intergenerational worship which explored these questions. To view a recording of the webinar, go to


Also in June, Anabaptist Disabilities Network (ADN) co-hosted “Dementia and Congregational Care,” a webinar led by Heddie Sumner. This webinar explored some of the basics of dementia and offered communication tips and practical ways to stay connected with congregational members who are experiencing dementia, as well as their families. To view a recording of this webinar, go to


As an accompaniment to the Stir Up Peace video series, Mennonite Mission Network has also offered a Stir Up Peace webinar featuring Jonathan and Sarah Nahar. This webinar explores creating change through nonviolent direct action. A recording is available at To view the Stir Up Peace videos, go to