Open Enrollment for The Corinthian Plan is Nov. 1 to Dec. 31

The Corinthian Plan has Open Enrollment From November 1 to December 31, 2021. Congregations participating with the Corinthian Plan through Virginia Mennonite Conference recently received their 2022 renewal packets in the mail. If your church participates, but has NOT received your packet, please contact Duncan Smith, Director, at (316) 400-9937 | duncans@mennoniteusa.org or James Miller,…

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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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Back to the Fairgrounds for the 2021 Relief Sale

The 2021 Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Relief Sale is scheduled for October 1 and 2. After the 2020 virtual Relief Sale, we are hoping to be back at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds this year. The extent the relief sale can be in-person will depend on safety guidelines at the time. We may, for example, have…

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Pleasant View’s June 50th Anniversary Activity: 50 Miles for 50 Years

Join Pleasant View, Inc. in the month of June for Pleasant View’s 50 Miles for 50 years activities. Pleasant View’s 50th Anniversary Committee invites individuals we support, staff members, friends, family and community members to participate in our June 50th Anniversary Activity: 50 Miles for 50 Years. Help us keep the 50th Anniversary celebration going…

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After 33 Years, Elwood Yoder Is Ready to “Re-Wire”

  After 33 years of teaching history and Bible classes at Eastern Mennonite School, Elwood Yoder is ready to “re-wire” — not retire — for a new chapter of history making. In this chapter, Yoder will focus full time on his loves of research, writing, and church history. He will partner with historian Steve Nolt…

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Amazed at God’s Provision and Blessing

  Here at Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center, we have been continually amazed at the ways the Lord has continued to bless our organization throughout this unique year. We had a very successful summer camp season and have experienced a high level of donor support. In each department, our staff have learned how to adapt and…

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The Importance of Relationships and Community at Pleasant View, Inc.

During a pandemic, how do you safely celebrate fifty years of growing supports for individuals with disabilities from a six-person group home to the multifaceted supports we provide to over 160 individuals throughout Harrisonburg and Rockingham County? How do you come together as a community and foster the important relationships that helped Pleasant View become…

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VMRC: Expanding Connections Amid a Pandemic

Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) are more accustomed to mask-wearing, temperature screenings and physical distancing than we were in the spring. The processes put in place to keep residents and staff healthy such as meal delivery and wellness center visits by appointment feel smooth and streamlined. Around…

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Pressing On In Faith

Since the beginning of Family Life Resource Center (FLRC) over three decades ago, we have experienced many changes and hardships, but nothing quite compares to our experiences with COVID-19. This has been uncharted territory for the agency and clients alike. Although we weren’t sure how to navigate through it, one thing was for certain: we…

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