Delegates engage themes of mission and current issues at Winter Delegate Session

February 10, 2017
by VMC staff

Delegates engage themes of mission and current issues at Winter Delegate Session At Virginia Mennonite Conference Winter Delegate Assembly on February 4, delegates engaged in worship, reflected on the mission of the church through a presentation by Dr. Art McPhee, met Eastern Mennonite University’s new president, heard reports from Virginia Mennonite Missions and other agencies of VMC, wrestled with ongoing issues of polity, were updated on the findings of and response to the D. Stafford & Associates report, and voted with regret to release a congregation from membership. Held at Waynesboro Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va., , the delegate session commenced after a …

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Conference responds to DSA report (UPDATES)

February 1, 2017
by VMC staff

Conference responds to DSA report (UPDATES) NEWS RELEASE (February 10, 2017) The officers of Faith and Life Commission (FLC) of Virginia Mennonite Conference (VMC) are immediately suspending the credentials of Duane Yoder pending the completion of a formal Ministerial Credentials review process. FLC acted on Executive Conference Minister Clyde Kratz’s recommendation. The action to suspend Duane Yoder’s credentials was based on information from the DSA report, findings from Aldine Musser, Northern District Minister and a complaint issued locally against Duane Yoder. More recently, Barbra Graber, a leader in the Anabaptist Mennonite Chapter of SNAP (Survivors Network …

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Credentialed Leaders Consultation on Racism announced

February 1, 2017
by VMC staff

Save the date for the Spring 2017 Credentialed Leaders Consultation addressing racism. More details about the topic and presenters will be coming soon. DATE & TIME: Friday, May 5, 2017, most likely 8 or 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. LOCATION: Shady Oak at Weavers’ Mennonite Church, Rawley Pike (Rt 33) in Harrisonburg. Shady Oak is the building off to the side of the church.

Register for Mennonite Women’s Annual Missions Event

January 26, 2017
by VMC staff

Register for Mennonite Women's Annual Missions Event Join women from around the Conference on Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM at First Mennonite Church, 601 E. Parham Rd., Richmond, VA. Speaker Moriah Hurst will provide input. Spend the day together: Mennonite Women of Virginia has reserved a coach bus to travel from Harrisonburg-Waynesboro-Richmond and back again. Plan to get lunch and spend some time at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens before returning home.

Celebrating Congregational Life Seminar registration open

January 20, 2017
by VMC staff

Celebrating Congregational Life Seminar registration open Attend a one-day seminar for lay leaders and pastors to be equipped for the missional impulses that nurture congregational life and the mission of the church on April 22, 2017 at Eastern Mennonite School. Dr Art McPhee will be the keynote speaker.