Videos from Summer Conference Assembly 2021
Andrew Cheung, senior pastor of Washington Community Fellowship, Washington DC, gave a meditation on Isaiah 61:1-3.
Pablo Hernandez, lead pastor of Iglesia Esperanza de Vida, Harrisonburg, Va., gave a meditation on Isaiah 61:4-9.
The Virginia Mennonite Conference-appointed Racial Justice Task Force reported to delegates and had breakout discussions on various questions the Task Force raised during Conference Assembly.
Caleb Schrock-Hurst, the new Racial Justice and Equity Leader for Virginia Mennonite Conference, recorded a video of introduction for delegates which was shown during Conference Assembly, June 12, 2021.
Mike and Risha Metzler, pastors and church planters with Mosaic of Grace in Harrisonburg, Va., share stories and activities of their congregation’s work. VMC delegates voted to affirm their full membership into the Conference during the virtual Conference Assembly on June 12, 2021.
Ron Byler’s MCC Presentations to VMC Assembly 2020
J. Ron Byler is the Executive Director for the Mennonite Central Committee US (MCC US). MCC US is a church-based relief and development agency working in approximately 55 countries worldwide assisting in areas of disaster relief, sustainable community development and justice and peacebuilding. Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly was Saturday, July 18, 2020. The theme is “Living As Those Made Alive In Christ” based on Colossians 3:12-17. Assembly featured Byler as keynote speaker as MCC celebrates 100 years of relief in the name of Christ.
Mike and Risha Metzler share about Mosaic of Grace
Mike and Risha Metzler are church planters serving with VMMissions who are establishing a new Anabaptist congregation in Harrisonburg, Va., called Mosaic of Grace Church. This new church plant relates to Eastside Church as a sister church and is a congregation in formation in Virginia Mennonite Conference’s Harrisonburg District. In this video, they share about their vision, their ministry, and what God is doing in their midst.
Alfonso Alvarado shares about planting Monte Moriah Mennonite Church
Alfonso serves as a church planter with VMMissions, and has planted a new Spanish-speaking congregation called Iglesia Menonita Monte Moriah in Harrisonburg, Va., in partnership with Grace Mennonite Fellowship, Lacey Spring, Va., and the Northern District of Virginia Mennonite Conference.
Juan José Lagos is planting Iglesia Cristiana Renuevo, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Juan José and his wife Cecilia have planted Iglesia Cristiana Renuevo (Renewal Christian Church) in Winston Salem, N.C., in partnership with the Tennessee/Carolina/Kentucky District and congregations of Virginia Mennonite Conference. He serves with VMMissions.
Tom Yoder Neufeld presents The Unity of the Spirit at Winter Delegate Session, February 1, 2020
Presenter Tom Yoder Neufeld is from Waterloo, Ontario, where he and his wife are active members at First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ontario. He is Professor Emeritus at Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo, where he taught New Testament and Peace Studies for three decades. Among his writings are Ephesians (Believers Church Bible Commentary; Herald Press, 2002), Recovering Jesus: the Witness of the New Testament (Brazos, 2007), and Killing Enmity: Violence and the New Testament (Baker Academic, 2011).
2019 VMC Partnership Program
Virginia Mennonite Conference partnered to build a home for the Daniel and Darla Walker family of Clendenin, West Virginia, through Mennonite Disaster Service’s Partnership Home Project. The home was dedicated at Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly, July 19, 2019.