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Archive for November 2012

Ministry Inquiry participant at IDA mentored by El Pastor

I have stopped counting the number of young followers of Jesus in the Latino church who yearn for mentors. The largeness of the number is excessive to continuously bear. Yet, hope today continues to shed light on a corner of the faith I personally attempt to bodily, intellectually, and vocally profess. Hope today is alive…

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Sam and Sarah Weaver chosen for Lifetime Service Award

During Homecoming 2012, the Alumni Board of Eastern Mennonite School proudly honored Sam and the late Sarah Alderfer Weaver (‘52) as this year’s Lifetime Service Award winners. Sam’s visionary spirit, keen business acumen and engaging leadership in his position as principal of EMHS and throughout his career, was richly augmented by Sarah’s grace and intuitive…

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Middle School Retreat about finding God—even in the dining hall

Would you believe that on the weekend of September 22-23 a group of nearly 100 middle school students sat in complete silence for a whole minute? Or that a roomful of sixth-eighth graders would be able to use playdough, crayons, and photos to connect with God? Worship happened in all kinds of new and unexpected…

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Bike Shenandoah sees a 55% increase in riders

One hundred and seven riders, a 55% increase from last year, enjoyed a trek through the Shenandoah Valley on a beautiful fall day as they “cycled for service” in Bike Shenandoah, now in its 15th year. Bikers choose between a challenging 100-mile journey and an easy five mile jaunt, or something in between, as they…

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VMC meets expenses, thanks to congregations

For the first time in six years, VMC reports a year-end surplus instead of a deficit. We are overjoyed and grateful for God’s goodness and your generosity! This exciting news is largely due to an increase in giving from congregations. From September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2012, congregational giving accounted for over half of…

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