Help the Conference Support Leaders and Congregations

Clyde G. Kratz

As 2021 comes to an end, I want to thank you for remembering your pastoral leaders and Conference leaders in your prayers. The pandemic has been very difficult for pastors who rely on personal interaction as part of their leadership activity as it has restricted personal contact. Throughout the pandemic, my work has been to…

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Join a Webinar with Michael Danner on the MC USA Special Delegate Session

Conversation on May 2022 Special Delegate Session with Michael Danner December 6, 2021 | 7:00 pm | Zoom At their most recent meeting on November 18, the Virginia Mennonite Conference Council strongly encouraged Virginia Mennonite Conference leaders who will be delegates to the 2022 Special Delegate Assembly of Mennonite Church USA to prepare for that…

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Eastside Church Awarded JoinHands Building Grant

Eastside Church, a Virginia Mennonite Conference congregation in Harrisonburg, Va., embarked on a building purchase and complete renovation at a bad time. As building materials skyrocketed in the pandemic, the project suddenly cost much more than budgeted and raised. “It is likely no surprise that a building project during the pandemic, with greatly increased material…

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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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