ACA delegates invited to donate to Plain City Food Pantry

As a service project at Annual Conference Assembly (ACA), Ohio Conference will be collecting items for the Plain City Food Pantry. Please see the list of suggested donation items. ACA will take place March 7, 2020, at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City.

MMN offers service opportunities for youth and young adults

Calling everyone ages 15-22! Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to serve this summer? Join a 2020 Youth Ven­ture team! See and join in the work God is doing in Spain, Co­lombia, Arizona, Peru, Nazareth Village, or Benin. Visit www.MennoniteMission.net/Serve to learn more, or contact Lau­ren Eash Hershberger at LaurenEH@MennoniteMission.net. … Service Adventure is a gap year…

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Have you registered for ACA yet?

The deadline to register for Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) is approaching quickly. Have you registered yet? ACA will take place March 7 at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City. Registrations for ACA are due Friday, Feb. 14. After that date, the registration fee increases from $30 to $45 per person. To register online, go to http://bit.ly/OCACA2020.

Learn, Pray, Join initiative looks at climate justice

Mennonite Church USA encourages people and congregations to focus on climate justice by highlighting prayers, resources and ways to get involved in February and March. This focus is part of MC USA’s “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative in partnership with Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) and the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (CSCS). To learn more about this focus on climate justice, go…

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The Mennonite seeks submissions for April issue

The Mennonite Inc. invites your original submissions for the April 2020 issue focusing on the theme “resilient hope.” Submissions are due to Editor@TheMennonite.org no later than Feb. 28. For more information about this theme, see  http://bit.ly/TheMennoniteApril2020.

Youth Venture offers short-term service options

Looking for adventure? Serve, learn and grow with Youth Venture! Locations: Spain, Colombia, Arizona, Peru, Nazareth Village, Benin. Age: 15–22; term: 2–3 weeks. The application deadline is April 1. Learn more at www.MennoniteMission.net/Serve or email LaurenEH@MennoniteMission.net.

Mennonite Voluntary Service accepting applications

Join a community. Serve oth­ers. Put your faith into action. Apply to serve with Mennonite Voluntary Service in places like Chicago; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; and Alamosa. Age: 20+; term: 1–2 years. For more info, contact LaurenEH@MennoniteMission.net.

Scheduling is open for MDS Summer Youth Program

The MDS Summer Youth Program is a week-long service experience designed for youth (ages 15+) and their sponsors to put hands and feet to the gospel by serving others. If your youth group is interested in spending a week with Mennonite Disaster Service at a Summer Youth Project location,  please register online at http://bit.ly/MDSSummerYouth  to submit a request for your…

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Conference to focus on faith and digital culture

Faith formation leaders, come to Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary March 2-5 to join other pastors, lay leaders, youth leaders, parents, and educators as we consider Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture. How do we nurture Christian identity in a digitally saturated culture? Featured speaker will be Karen-Marie Yust, M.Div., Th.D., author of Real Kids, Real Faith and professor of Christian education at Union Presbyterian…

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MMN plans service learning tour

There is still time to sign up to join the Mennonite Mission Network Alumni & Friends Service-Learning Tour. From March 7-14, participants will serve alongside Service Adventure partners in Jackson, and SOOP partners in Meridian and Mashulaville, Mississippi. They also will be taking in Civil Rights experiences by hearing from an activist and going to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum,…

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Service Adventure leader sought

Service Adventure is looking for a leader for the Jackson, Mississippi unit. Unit leaders are 24 years old or older, and live in community with 3-5 young adults, serving as mentors. For more information, contact LaurenEH@MennoniteMission.net.

The Mennonite seeks submissions for March issue

The Mennonite Inc. invites your original submissions for the March 2020 issue focusing on the theme “the mystery and power of prayer.” Submissions are due to Edi­tor@TheMennonite.org no later than Jan. 31. For more information about this theme, see http://bit.ly/TheMennoniteMarch2020.

Service Adventure preview weekend is Feb. 20-23

What will you do after high school? Be informed about your options! Come visit a current service unit during the Service Adventure preview weekend, Feb. 20-23, 2020. Contact Susan Nisly for more information: SusanN@MennoniteMission.net.

MMN offers service assignments around the world

Want to utilize your skills while learning about another culture? Walk together in mis­sion with our partners around the world through an interna­tional service term. Explore op­portunities at www.MennoniteMission.net/Serve.

Lodging list for ACA is updated

Registration is now open for the 2020 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA), which will be held Saturday, March 7, at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City. The theme of the 2020 ACA will be “Hearts of Wisdom,” based on Psalm 90:12. The registration deadline for ACA is Feb. 14. The cost to register is $30 for those who register by Feb. 14,…

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Register now for spiritual direction event

Last call for registrations: Ohio Conference is offering a spiritual direction event for pastors Feb. 4 at Camp Luz in Kidron. The Conference is encouraging all pastors to have a spiritual director, and this event will introduce the concept of spiritual direction. Led by Janice Hershberger, Randy Murray, and Christine Nafziger, attendees will learn about spiritual direction while also experiencing…

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Jan. 14 is registration deadline for spiritual direction event

Ohio Conference is offering a spiritual direction event for pastors Feb. 4 at Camp Luz in Kidron. If you plan to participate, register at  http://bit.ly/2020SpiritualDirectionEvent by Jan. 14. For more details, please see the event flier: http://bit.ly/2020SpiritualDirectionFlier.

West Clinton seeks associate pastor

West Clinton Mennonite Church in Wauseon is seeking an associate pastor (up to .75 FTE) whose primary focus will be youth, young adults, Christian formation and outreach. It is also important that he or she has an interest in rural ministry. Please see the job posting for details: http://bit.ly/WestClintonAssocPastor. For more information contact Wes Graber, Search Team Chairperson, wes_graber@hotmail.com or Dick…

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The Mennonite seeks submissions for February issue

The Mennonite Inc. invites your original submissions for the February 2020 issue focusing on the theme “the dignity of bodies.” Submissions are due to Editor@TheMennonite.org no later than Jan. 3. For more information about this theme, see http://bit.ly/TheMennoniteFeb2020.

Bloggers focus on Advent themes

Throughout Advent, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the upcoming Sunday’s Lectionary text. These reflections are archived at themennonite.org/advent. To receive these reflections, sign up for the TMail e-newsletter at https://themennonite.org/t-mail or follow The Mennonite on Facebook.

Conference to consider faith and digital culture

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, is hosting “Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture” March 2-5. This conference will be a time for faith leaders to think theologically about living, worshiping and playing in digital spaces. Presenter Karen-Marie Yust, author of Real Kids, Real Faith, is professor of Christian education at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. She will…

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Sent Conference 2020 coming to Philadelphia

Save the date! Mennonite Mission Network is planning another conference focusing on church planting. The Sent Conference 2020 will take place April 24–26 in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Praise Center. Visit http://www.MennoniteMission.net/SentNetwork to learn more about the Sent Network.

MMN seeks Service Adventure leaders

Thinking of pastoral ministry? Be a Service Adventure leader! Live in a unit house with a small group of youth and offer support as they serve and live in Christian community. Age: 24+; term: 2 years. For more information, contact LaurenEH@MennoniteMission.net.

Youth Venture team to serve at Nazareth Village

Experience the town of Jesus, meet its people, learn their language, join and experience local churches, and explore the rich and varied culture of Israel. Apply to join the Nazareth Village Youth Venture team at www.MennoniteMission.net/Serve. Age 18+; term: 2-3 weeks.

Goshen College offers online Advent devotions

Beginning Nov. 25 Goshen College will offer online weekday devotions during the season of Advent. Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on the lectionary Scripture passages, focusing  on the theme “What are you waiting for?” To learn more, see http://bit.ly/2019GCAdventDevotions.

Try the Anabaptist Prayer app during Advent

This Advent, try out the free Anabaptist Prayer app. Let Jesus’ words pervade your day through morning and evening prayer services with a distinctive Anabaptist flavor. Take Our Moments and Our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer App includes Scripture-saturated prayers and space for communal reflection. The free,  easy-to-navigate app covers Advent through Pentecost as well as Ordinary Time. Available for iPhone…

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Hesston to offer online Bib Lit course

Starting this January, Hesston College is offering its well-known Biblical Literature course as a 16-week online course taught by Bible professor Nick Ladd. To learn more, see http://bit.ly/HesstonBibLitOnline.

School for Leadership Training set for Jan. 13-15

Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s annual School for Leadership Training will take place January 13-15, 2020. “Shalom in the Streets: Recapturing God’s Vision in Ordinary Places.” The biblical narratives beckon us to discover shalom in genuine relationships with the people in our neighborhoods, communities and cities. In the flourishing of the places where we live, we flourish as well (Jeremiah 29:7). Some…

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