Archive for September 2012

Organic Church Planters’ Greenhouse

Neil Cole

An excellent opportunity to continue to learn and grow as followers of Jesus is coming up soon. On October 19-21, Virginia Mennonite Missions and Mennonite Hispanic Initiative (MHI) will host an “Organic Church Planters’ Greenhouse” intensive training with Neil Cole from Church Multiplication Resources (CMAR), held at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. A Greenhouse is a three-day…

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Visit to showcase Mindanao peacebuilding

Dann and Joji Pantoja

Harrisonburg has the rare opportunity to host MCC Canada Witness workers, Dann and Joji Pantoja, from October 2 to Oct 6. There will be a special event at Grace Mennonite Church, 7:00 pm, on Wednesday, October 3, to hear them share about their work with Peacebuilders Community in the conflicted region of Mindanao, Philippines. As…

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Jasmine Harris mentors girls through MCC service term

Jasmine Harris, a sophomore business major at Eastern Mennonite University, returned to her home congregation of Calvary Community Church (Hampton, Va.) this summer through Mennonite Central Committee’s Summer Service Worker program. Under the guidance of Denise Gibson, she helped with the overall summer program, working specifically with “God’s Rubies,” a club of girls in grades…

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Election Day Communion seeks to unify a diverse church

Every day is filled with choices, some of which have a greater impact on our lives than others. Every day we must choose what to wear and what to eat. Every day we must choose whether or not to follow Jesus. On November 6th, citizens of the United States will be invited to make another…

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Community VBS at Stephens City engages area church relationships

This summer, nine churches in the Stephens City area built relationships by participating in a vibrant Community Vacation Bible School. Pastor James Musser explored the idea of working together as smaller faith communities with a few local pastors. The interest grew and we ended up with people committed from a total of 9 churches in…

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Oasis of Hope awarded ‘Peace Mug’ by VMC Peace Committee

On July 27, Spencer Bradford, Virginia Mennonite Conference Peace Committee co-chair, addressed the delegate session at the VMC assembly in Chesapeake, Va., for the annual presentation of the VMC ‘Peace Mug.’ Spencer described Oasis of Hope, the organization that is honored with the mug. Oasis of Hope is a community of people in Newport News,…

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