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July 27, 2014
by admin

Four presentations in Harrisonburg by Cherith Nordling in September

August 11, 2014
by VMC staff

Four presentations in Harrisonburg by Cherith Nordling in September Cherith Fee Nordling will give four presentations in Harrisonburg, September 15-17, on “Being Human, Becoming Christian: an embodied reconciliation of heaven and earth.” She asks, “Is our embodied humanity a temporary curse or permanent, glorious reality?” “Does salvation seem to imply getting out of our bodies, or is it about finally being at home in our bodies and getting to be truly human forever?” “Too often, Christians are deeply ambivalent, or silent, about our embodied lives and whether they really matter in the end. Ironically, if we take Jesus’ humanity …

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Anabaptist Renewal Circles hosts national gathering in Pennsylvania

August 9, 2014
by Beryl Jantzi
Director of Stewardship Education for Everence; served on the listening committee of the Anabaptist Renewal Circles gathering

Anabaptist Renewal Circles hosts national gathering in Pennsylvania A national gathering of MC USA pastors, agency representatives and interested church members took place at the Weaverland Mennonite Church in Lancaster County, Pa. July 10-12. About 160 registered for the event with 15 in attendance from Virginia Mennonite Conference. Participants came from many states and other parts of the church. “For me, in a few words, this gathering was about our own repentance or realignment to God’s attitude and purpose. Instead of finger pointing, I experienced renewal, as God’s kindness invited me to change. While there was some excellent …

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Mennonite Hispanic Initiative: developing leaders with IBA

August 8, 2014
by Skip Tobin
USA Ministries Director for Virginia Mennonite Missions and Virginia Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Hispanic Initiative: developing leaders with IBA Wouldn’t it be wonderful if immigrant church leaders had a place to gather and grow together in understanding how to live into the good news in their new Virginia contexts? This is what actually happens through Mennonite Hispanic Initiative’s Instituto Biblico Anabautista (IBA) study center. IBA’s purpose is to promote theological-biblical training of Spanish-speaking leaders who will serve Mennonite Church USA in various ministries. Liz Hernandez coordinates one of the two IBA study centers in Harrisonburg. Every Monday evening the IBA’s Christology II class meets at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. A …

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Mennonite Women of Virginia to host annual Fall Retreat

July 15, 2014
by VMC staff

Mennonite Women of Virginia to host annual Fall Retreat Everyone is invited to Mennonite Women of Virginia annual Fall Retreat. The Retreat will be held at the Richmond Marriott West (Hotel) in Glen Allen, Virginia (Richmond) on November 7-9, 2014. Registration starts at 4:00 pm. Our speakers will be Brenda Walton, Machelle Bender, Sharon Miller, Marian Buckwalter. Our theme for this Year’s Retreat is “Being a positive woman in a negative world” based on Proverbs 31. There will be A prayer room for everyone to use, as well as a professional counselor on hand. Come and see what the …

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