Winter Delegate Session: listening, reflecting, praying

February 27, 2014
by Judith Trumbo
Chair of the Faith & Life Commission of VMC

Winter Delegate Session: listening, reflecting, praying

On a warm, sunny February day, 150 persons gathered at Lindale Mennonite Church for what was billed as the Virginia Mennonite Conference Winter Delegate Session but emerged as worshipful work. The strong turn-out (134 delegates, 17 non-delegates) on a beautiful Saturday was indicative of interest in the agenda topics as well as hearing from Ervin Stutzman, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA, and Loren Swartzendruber, President of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The morning began with worship and singing traditional hymns including, most appropriately, “Marvelous Grace of our loving Lord.” Duane …

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