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About our Assembly MDS project

May 27, 2019
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About our Assembly MDS project

Virginia Mennonite Conference is working with Mennonite Disaster Service to build a house for the Walker family of West Virginia, whose home was destroyed in a 2016 flood. With your help, the Walker family (Daniel, Darla, son Daniel Davis, and daughter Rebecca) can be home before winter. For the past three years, since a flood in 2016 destroyed their Clendenin, West Virginia, home, they have lived in a home belonging to Darla’s mother; who is living with a sister 45 minutes away. Under the leadership of VMC’s co-project coordinators, Sam …

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Pastors and leaders to focus on loving neighbors in tense times

December 13, 2018
by Annette Brill Bergstresser
Writer and editor, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Pastors and leaders to focus on loving neighbors in tense times

ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — 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 formerly called Pastors Week — will explore the biblical and theological grounding of their call to get involved and will become equipped to help their congregations respond to incidences of intimidation. The event, on the theme …

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N.T. Wright to give a series of presentations this fall on “Discerning the Dawn”

August 9, 2018
by VMC staff

N.T. Wright to give a series of presentations this fall on “Discerning the Dawn"

“Discerning the Dawn” N.T. Wright Event

August 7, 2018
by Jon Trotter

"Discerning the Dawn" N.T. Wright Event

  Fall 2018 Missional Partnership Event NOVEMBER 13-14, 2018 • HARRISONBURG, VA About N.T. Wright N.T. Wright is a prolific author for both academic and popular readers. He is the author of Simply Jesus, Surprised by Hope, The Day the Revolution Began, Jesus and the Victory of God, and Paul and the Faithfulness of God. He is also the author of the For Everyone Series of New Testament commentaries. He currently serves as Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Previously …

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Delegates weigh in on proposed structural changes and release two congregations

May 3, 2018
by Jon Trotter
Communications Manager

Delegates weigh in on proposed structural changes and release two congregations

Congregational delegates of Virginia Mennonite Conference gathered for Winter Delegate Session at Waynesboro Mennonite Church, where they heard from the chair of the Polity Task Force, provided feedback in table groups and open microphone, and were introduced to the Restructure for Mission Committee, the group that is working on implementing the Polity Task Force’s recommendations. Delegates at the February 3 session also heard from Ervin Stutzman, who in his final year as Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA; caught up with the vision and new priorities of Executive Conference Minister …

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New VMC mission statement affirmed

May 3, 2018
by Jon Trotter

New VMC mission statement affirmed

During the Winter Delegate Session in February 2018, delegates affirmed VMC’s new mission statement: “Virginia Mennonite Conference equips pastors, lay leaders, and congregants for worship and service, and to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to neighbors near and far.” The vision statement is the same as Mennonite Church USA’s, and was affirmed at the July 2017 Assembly: “God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace, so that God’s healing and …

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Current bulletin announcements – June 19, 2019

February 28, 2018
by Jon Trotter

Current bulletin announcements - June 19, 2019

. Mark your calendars for Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly, July 18-20, in Harrisonburg. The theme is “Cultivating Good Soil.” Worship services will be at Lindale Mennonite Church; delegate sessions will be at Eastern Mennonite School. There will be a Mennonite Disaster Service house-building project onsite (including dedication), and VMMissions will have their Centennial Celebration. More information and registration is available at virginiaconference.org/assembly-2019 Register for a special educational workshop provided by Everence, Generosity and Generational Giving, on July 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. Generosity is a spiritual discipline. …

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VMC welcomes new bookkeeper

February 13, 2018
by VMC Staff

Virginia Mennonite Conference is delighted to welcome Pramila Robinson as its quarter-time bookkeeper. She begins April 5, 2018.

Register for “Joy in the Journey,” the 2018 VMC Ministry Retreat

December 13, 2017
by VMC staff

Register for "Joy in the Journey," the 2018 VMC Ministry Retreat

Credentialed leaders and their spouses are invited to a weekend VMC Ministry Retreat. There will be activities and input from Bob Briscoe, WCRC Director.

Winter Delegate Session is February 3 at Waynesboro Mennonite Church

December 4, 2017
by VMC staff

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