Healthy Boundaries Training is November 17

A Healthy Boundaries: Fundamentals training, hosted by Virginia Mennonite Conference, will be a virtual session on Zoom with Lonnie and Teresa Yoder on November 17 from 10a-12p and 1-3pm. The session is open to anyone. Healthy Boundaries: Fundamentals is a training designed by FaithTrust Institute, and it is a required training for all credentialed leaders…

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Reconciliation and Transformation

Harriet Tubman

As followers of Jesus in the Anabaptist tradition, Northern District is working toward reconciliation with God, each other, and the world. We believe the Racial Justice Task Force is an important part of this work. Recently, Northern District funded a tour of the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center in Harrisonburg, VA. for District pastors and their…

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Takeaways from My Sabbatical

Clyde G. Kratz

In the final week of a three-month sabbatical, I was surprised how excited I was to return to the work of Virginia Mennonite Conference. Looking back to the beginning of the sabbatical, I realized the extent of my exhaustion and fatigue, and my somewhat fragile emotional state. The timing was perfect to undertake my sabbatical…

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Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale Unmasks Generous Spirit

$355,000 for MCC MT. CRAWFORD, VA – Early summer pleasant temperatures and rainfall in the Shenandoah Valley, then nearly two months of dry conditions, evolved into warm fall weather just in time for the 55th annual Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale held Oct. 1-2 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. This year’s sale raised a preliminary figure…

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VMC History Book Author Visits Meetinghouses in Three States

VMC History Book author Elwood Yoder spent four days in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky, visiting the meetinghouses of the VMC Churches in those three states. He is working on a history chapter about the TCK District. One of the churches he visited in North Carolina is Mountain View Mennonite Church in Hickory. He interviewed…

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