MDS launches new e-newsletter

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has launched On the Level, a monthly online newsletter. The May issue includes the story of MDS volunteers helping a victim of multiple disasters return home even after closing down the project. Read On the Level online at https://bit.ly/OnTheLevelMay2020.

MDS, Everence and MCC launch COVID-19 Congregational Relief Fund

GOSHEN, Indiana — Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), Everence® and Mennonite Central Committee U.S. (MCC U.S.) have joined together to launch a COVID-19 Congregational Relief Fund to aid churches facing financial crisis due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The new fund was seeded with a combined $550,000 commitment from MDS, Everence and MCC U.S. The fund will be administered by Everence…

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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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MDS seeks volunteers

Mennonite Disaster Service has an urgent need for volunteers in several locations, including Puerto Rico. Please see https://mds.mennonite.net/volunteer/current-needs/ for details.

MDS has urgent need for volunteers

Mennonite Disaster Service has an urgent need for volunteers at several locations in the United States and Canada during May and June. To learn more, please see https://mds.mennonite.net/volunteer/current-needs/.

Ted & Co. TheaterWorks Performance

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Ted & Co. TheaterWorks will be performing at South Union Mennonite Church on March 30 at 7 p.m. The show, The Jesus Stories: Faith, Folks and Fettuccine, written by Ted Swartz and starring Ted and Jeff Raught, will be interspersed with a themed auction of baked goods. The show is free, but the money raised from the auction will be…

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Ted & Co. show to raise funds for MDS

Ted & Co. TheaterWorks will be performing at South Union Mennonite Church on March 30 at 7 p.m. The show, The Jesus Stories: Faith, Folks and Fettuccine, written by Ted Swartz and starring Ted and Jeff Raught, will be interspersed with a themed auction of baked goods. The show is free, but the money raised from the auction will be…

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Mennonite Disaster Service seeks volunteers for fall and winter

Mennonite Disaster Service is seeking weekly volunteers for October, November and December 2018. Join us as individuals or groups to help those affected by disasters. We are working in the following locations: Lake County, California; Pine Ridge, South Dakota; Victoria County, Texas; La Grange, Texas; Fort Myers, Florida; West Virginia; Williams Lake, British Columbia; and Puerto Rico. Serve with a…

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Boots, Buckets and Barrows — A Fundraiser for Mennonite Disaster Service

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Ted & Co. is bringing its newest event, Boots, Buckets & Barrows, to Stryker, Ohio, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. The performance is being hosted by Lockport Mennonite Church, 9269 County Road 21 N. in Stryker. This event is part theater/part auction, to raise awareness, funds, and volunteers for Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS). Please come prepared to…

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Lockport Mennonite to host MDS fundraiser

Ted & Co. is bringing its newest event, “Boots, Buckets & Barrows,” to Lockport Mennonite Church in Stryker on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. This event is part theater/part auction, to raise awareness, funds, and volunteers for Mennonite Disaster Service. The event will feature the show The Jesus Stories: Faith, Forks & Fettuccine, written by and starring Ted Swartz,…

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PeaceLab podcast focuses on hurricane relief

The latest episode of the PeaceLab podcast focuses on Mennonite Disaster Service’s response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas. In this episode, co-hosts Hannah Heinzekehr and Jason Boone talk with Kevin King, executive director of Mennonite Disaster Service. Go to http://bit.ly/PeaceLabMDS to listen.

MDS scheduling volunteers for fall

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is now scheduling volunteers for its fall projects. MDS will be working in the following locations from Oct. 8–Dec. 15: Lake County, California – Wildfires Pine Ridge, South Dakota – Straight Line Winds Lafayette, Louisiana – Flooding Greenbrier, West Virginia – Flooding West Virginia Bridges – Flooding To register to volunteer, go to https://mds.mennonite.net/volunteer-registration.