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July 27, 2014
by admin

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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Conference Endorsed Ministries: MDS and CrossRoads Heritage Center

June 1, 2014
by Rich Rhodes (MDS) and Joan L. Daggett (CrossRoads)

Conference Endorsed Ministries: MDS and CrossRoads Heritage Center MDS continues rebuilding homes and lives after Sandy On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. The effects of this superstorm are still being felt by many persons along the East Coast and in the Appalachian mountains. Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) of Virginia has been extensively involved with rebuilding homes and the lives of persons who suffered from this disaster. The Eastern Virginia Unit gave initial leadership to the response in Crisfield, Maryland. MDS bi-national continued the rebuilding from last September to the present. Numerous individuals volunteered …

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Leaders explore theme of baptism and memberships at second Pastoral Leaders Consultation event in Powhatan

May 30, 2014
by Clyde G. Kratz
Executive Conference Minister

Leaders explore theme of baptism and memberships at second Pastoral Leaders Consultation event in Powhatan Powhatan Mennonite Church was the location of the second Pastoral Leaders Consultation held on Friday, May 2. Tim Kennel, pastor of the congregation, hosted the event along with the assistance of the hospitality committee that provided refreshments, abundance of food for the noon meal, and generous friendships. A worship team from the congregation provided a time of inspirational worship to begin the event. This is the second in a series of five pastoral leaders consultations planned for the purpose of building trust through conversation on key issues that impact their …

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Assembly will explore Making Disciples As We Go!

May 30, 2014
by Shirley Yoder Brubaker
Moderator of Virginia Mennonite Conference

Assembly will explore Making Disciples As We Go!    What will you enjoy most when attending VMC’s annual Assembly this July in Charlottesville? The robust singing in the evening worship service? Animated discussions around your delegate table? A new idea for your congregation garnered from a workshop? Sitting around the supper table with friends you rarely get to see? Or, perhaps, just basking in the presence of brothers and sisters who share your Anabaptist views of church and theology? This summer’s Assembly at Trinity Presbyterian in Charlottesville, July 24-26, will provide all of the possibilities listed above—and more. Trinity …

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