Take a look at MWC year in review

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) invites you to share its 2018 year in review video with your congregation. Watch it to learn how the people of MWC worked together for peace and justice in the power of the Holy Spirit during 2018: http://bit.ly/MWC2018YearInReview. This video is just slightly under 4 minutes in length.  

OHuddle mentoring program supports immigrants

Do you want to support local immigrants? Become a mentor! Open Arms Hispanic Ministry and the OHuddle mentoring program are joining forces to support students at Orrville City Schools. Learn more at ohuddle.org.

Register now for ACA, missional conference

Online registration is open for the 2019 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA). Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron will host ACA March 8-9. For more information about ACA, see the Ohio Conference website:  http://bit.ly/2019ACAInfo. To register online, go to http://bit.ly/2019ACA. Register for ACA by Feb. 15. Register Now for ACA Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron also will host a missional conference featuring…

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Maple Grove Mennonite to host Ted and Co. performance

Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Hartville, Ohio, is hosting a performance by Ted and Company on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Ted and Company will perform The Big Story: The Whole Bible in 80 Minutes (More or Less). This performance is free and open to the public. To learn more about this program, see the Ted and Co. website: http://bit.ly/TedandCoJan20. Maple…

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Online registration is open for missional conference

Online registration is now open for Ohio Conference’s 2019 missional conference featuring Sally Schreiner Youngquist and Steve North. The conference will be held March 7-8 at Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron. See the enclosed brochure for more details. To register online, go to http://bit.ly/2019MissionalConference.

Pastors and Leaders 2019 at AMBS to focus on loving neighbors in tense times

How can church leaders and congregations respond to hate, intolerance and systemic racism in their communities in productive and transformative ways? What does the gospel of Jesus Christ call Christ-followers to do in situations like these? Participants in Pastors and Leaders 2019 — an annual leadership conference at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) — will explore the biblical and theological…

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Lilly Endowment grant to assist pastors

GOSHEN, Indiana – Everence, through its affiliate Mennonite Foundation, has received a second grant of $1 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. This additional grant is part of the second phase of the Endowment’s national initiative. Everence was one of the first 37 organizations receiving grants as part of the…

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Camp Luz seeks program director

Camp Luz is in search of a qualified individual to serve year-round as program director. This position is critical to the ongoing mission of Camp Luz. Details and qualifications can be found in the job description.  Interested candidates should send their resume and three references to Camp Director Andrew Michaels at Andrew@campluz.com no later than Jan. 2. 2019 Camp Luz Program Director…

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Iowa Mennonite School seeks principal

Iowa Mennonite School (Kalona, Iowa) is seeking an energetic leader with vision to serve as principal beginning July 2019. Iowa Mennonite School offers a Christ-centered education within the Anabaptist Mennonite tradition. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to Anabaptist faith and practice, serve as spokesperson for the school, and advance the mission and vision as set by the…

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EMS to host 50th School for Leadership Training

The theme for the 50th annual School for Leadership Training (SLT) at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) will be “Thriving in the Stormy Seas of Change.” The Jan. 14-16, 2019, event will highlight the narrative of Jesus’ crossing the stormy sea with his disciples found in Mark 4:35-41, and will feature keynote speakers John Pavlovitz, Sue Park-Hur and David Evans, plus seminars, facilitated…

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Camp Luz seeks office administrator

Camp Luz is in search of a qualified individual to serve year-round as guest group coordinator and office administrator. This position is critical to support the ongoing mission of Camp Luz. Details and qualifications can be found in the job description.  Interested candidates should send their resume and three references to Camp Director Andrew Michaels at Andrew@campluz.com no later than Friday, Dec.…

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World Fellowship Sunday is Jan. 20

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) invites all Anabaptist congregations to celebrate World Fellowship Sunday on Jan. 20, 2019. Each year MWC provides worship planning resources for use on World Fellowship Sunday. The theme for 2019 is “Justice on the Journey: Migration and the Anabaptist-Mennonite Story.” To download these worship planning resources, go to http://bit.ly/2019WorldFellowshipSunday. To learn more about the history of…

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Bluffton University to present ‘Messiah’

BLUFFTON, Ohio — Bluffton University will present its 123rd performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in Yoder Recital Hall. While tickets are free, they must be reserved at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at Marbeck Center. Dr. Bo Young Kang, director of choral activities, will make her debut conducting the oratorio at Bluffton. Soloists along with the Bluffton Choral…

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Low German Bible finds home at AMBS

The library at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, recently received a donation of a Low German Bible published in 1599–1600. Now housed in the Library Special Collections Room, it fills a gap in the library’s extensive Studer Bible Collection, which lacked a historic Low German Bible, according to Karl Stutzman, Director of Library Services. To learn more about this…

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Online Advent devotions to begin Nov. 26

Once again Goshen College is offering an online resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to reflect during the season of Advent. Beginning Nov. 26, the week before the first Sunday of Advent, and culminating on Christmas Day, Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on the lectionary Scripture passages,…

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High schoolers can explore ministry with AMBS

Do you know high-school students with gifts for leadership and ministry? Through the !Explore program at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, students in grades 10–12 can explore ministry and theology, grow in spiritual practices and listen for God’s call through a summer congregational internship and a group experience (July 9-25, 2019). Scholarships are available. Apply for 2019! See ambs.edu/explore for details.

Growing more like Jesus to be conference focus at Hesston College

Save the date: Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas, will host the 2019 edition of its Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series Feb. 1-3, 2019. The theme for this conference will be “Growing More Like Jesus from the Outside In: Transforming Heart and Mind.” The conference will seek to answer the question, “Where can we find support to take new risks to…

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Service Adventure seeks unit leader

Looking to serve in a mentoring role to young adults? Service Adventure is seeking leaders for its unit location in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. This is a unique opportunity to serve as a mentor and to foster community with a household of young adults through faith formation, daily living, and house activities. For more information, contact Susan Nisly at Mennonite Mission…

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MyNeighbor program can benefit Ohio Conference

Do you have a credit card through Everence? If so, your purchases can benefit the Ohio Conference. Everence donates 1.5 percent of the transaction total of each purchase made with a MyNeighbor credit card to the charitable organization of your choice.  Donations are distributed each January and are based on the card holder’s choice of “neighbor” as of Dec. 31.  In January…

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The Mennonite seeks submissions on the theme of education

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for the January 2018 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on the theme “Education: What does a just, equitable and liberated system look like?” Submissions are due to Editor@TheMennonite.org no later than Nov. 26. For more details, please see http://bit.ly/TheMennoniteJanuary2018.

AMBS receives $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, has received a $1 million grant to help establish Thriving on the Journey: A Process for Pastoral Leaders. This grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with…

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Executive director sought for Anabaptist Disabilities Network

Anabaptist Disabilities Network (ADN) is seeking an executive director (.75 FTE) who will promote the vision of ADN to Anabaptist congregations, organizations and individuals. This individual will personally represent ADN with donors and supporters, solicit gifts, and provide oversight to ADN staff and programs. Fundraising and constituent cultivation ability are required. A heart for inclusion of persons with disabilities and…

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Workshop to focus on change in business

Everence is sponsoring a Business Families and Community Leaders workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Gardens at Homestead in Mount Hope. “Thriving in a fast-changing world” is the theme of this workshop, which will feature speakers Brian Miller, president of ProVia in Sugarcreek; Leon Wengerd, CFO of Pioneer Equipment in Dalton; and Dan Owolabi,…

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Everence offers Safe Church Grants

Everence supports churches in protecting children, teens, and vulnerable individuals from harm with the Safe Church Grant. This grant provides $350 to help reimburse churches for costs they incur to keep people in their care safe from sexual or other forms of abuse. With the grant, Everence supports the healthy development of churches as they contribute to the good spiritual…

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Cliff Brubaker to have surgery Oct. 23

Please pray for Regional Pastor Cliff Brubaker, who is scheduled for open heart surgery Oct. 23 to replace his aortic valve. He will be having surgery at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Plans are that he will be hospitalized for about one week after surgery, followed by a more extended recovery period at home. While Cliff is recovering from…

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Bluffton University to celebrate Spiritual Life Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio – Hannah Troyer, a grassroots community organizer, will speak during Bluffton University’s semi-annual Spiritual Life Week Forum at 11 a.m. on Oct. 23 in Yoder Recital Hall. The title of her presentation is “Grassroots Organizing: Reclaiming and Reimagining the Church.” Troyer, of Akron, Ohio, is the co-founder of a community organization focused around challenging conversations. She is a…

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Credentialed leaders to gather Nov. 8

Credentialed leaders: Have you registered for the All-Ohio Conference Pastors’ Meeting on Nov. 8? On Nov. 8, we will gather in the conference room of the Upper Sandusky Library for another installment of Gathered. Over the last few years, Ohio Conference credentialed leaders have gathered for fellowship and conversation. In these times we have built stronger relationships as we learned…

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Website offers info on service opportunities

Tired of searching all the websites for Anabaptist-rooted service opportunities? Look no further, because www.ChooseService.org has them all! Lots of places, lots of partners, lots of possibilities, on one site!