MHI launches second church plant

IDA group

On Nov. 17, 2012, Mennonite Hispanic Initative successfully launched a second Iglesia Discipular Anabaptista (IDA) church-plant. The new IDA is hosted by Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Va. Community joins two other Mennonite Latino churches: Iglesia Discipular Anabaptista, at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, led by Pastor Byron Pellecer, and Iglesia Enciende Una Luz in Northern District…

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“Sister Care” retreat is coming to Virginia

Sisters seeking spiritual renewal and a fun getaway will get both at “We are God’s Beloved Daughters,” the Mennonite Women of Virginia Fall Retreat Sept. 21-23 at Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center in Lynchburg, Va. Guest speakers Carolyn Heggen and Rhoda Keener will present “Sister Care: Equipping Women for Caring Ministry.” Early registration deadline is…

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FMC ‘cyber Sunday school’ connects with mission workers abroad

For the month of May, the youth of First Mennonite Church of Richmond participated in a cyber Sunday school class, in which the Internet served as a classroom resource and as a global window to visit Mennonite missionaries and young people, worldwide. The first Sunday we familiarized ourselves with use of the Internet in the…

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