June 2015

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June 2015

Registration to stay open until Assembly; some options change after 1 July

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Organizers for the 21-26 July Mennonite World Conference Assembly announced recently that registration will remain open until Assembly, but only the following options are available online beyond 1 July: full time/shared registration without the meal plan for clusters 1 and 2, and part time registration.

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PA congregations to host final day of PA 2015; 26 July worship resources available to all

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Attendees of PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly, will spend 26 July, the final day of the event, with Mennonite and Brethren in Christ congregations within a two-hour radius of the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

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Peace Sunday

These Peace Sunday worship resources are provided by the Peace Commission of Mennonite World Conference. We encourage their use by all MWC-related congregations on the designated Peace Sunday (23 September 2018), or another Sunday that fits the schedule of the congregation.

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Swiss Mennonites express solidarity with Church of the Brethren in Nigeria

Basel, Switzerland – In addition to supporting the appeal for prayer issued by Mennonite World Conference (MWC), the Konferenz der Mennoniten der Schweiz (KMS – Conference of Swiss Mennonites), has reached out in solidarity with the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria – EYN).

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East African Churches strengthen leadership training for rural pastors

Mwanza, Tanzania Bishops in the Kanisa la Mennonite Tanzania (Tanzanian Mennonite Church) and Kenya Mennonite Church are working to meet the need for local, affordable training for village pastors.

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Arli Klassen named MWC coordinator of regional representatives

Bogotá, Colombia – Arli Klassen has been named coordinator of regional representatives for Mennonite World Conference, effective 1 July 2015.

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Church participation enriches cross cultural experience

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Opportunities to fill leadership responsibilities in a local church enrich Yoweri Murungi’s one-year cross cultural service assignment in Lusaka, Zambia.

His many new experiences include leading praise and worship services, Bible study classes and youth ministries at the Chilenje Brethren in Christ church in Lusaka.

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Global Communion and Why It Matters

The April 2015 issue of Courier / Correo / Courrier seeks to discern the variety of reasons why Anabaptist communities from around the world come together to form MWC. In the articles that follow, writers reflect on the question: Why does my local or regional fellowship need a global communion?

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The United States: Diversity, dynamism and paradox

When Anabaptists from around the world come to the United States this summer for the sixteenth Mennonite World Conference Assembly, what might they expect to find? The United States is a large and diverse nation, and so are its populations of Mennonites, Brethren in Christ, Amish and Hutterites. By one count there are at least 68 distinct Anabaptist groups in the United States with more than 400,000 members in about 4,600 local congregations. Anabaptists in the USA live in different types of communities, emerged from different histories and express their faith in quite different ways. Some of them know very little about one another. Some will attend MWC and others might never learn that the Assembly is taking place. But most would recognize in MWC’s “Shared Convictions” some reflection of what they believe.

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Why do we need a global communion?

“Walking with God” is the theme of our next global Assembly, to be held 21-26 July 2015. But how can we walk together if we do not believe exactly the same? That was the question that a leader raised some months ago while I was visiting his community. He believed that it is not possible to walk with those who think differently than you.

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Prayers of Gratitude and Intercession

June 2015: Pray for the believers in Jesus Christ currently facing persecution who are part of MWC member Meserete Kristos Church in Ethiopia. Read more...

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