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  Mennonite Church Canada - Forming a people of God | Becoming a global Church | Growing leaders
Mennonite Church Canada - Forming a people of God
(l-r) Javier Soler, President of Amor Viviente, Robert J. Suderman, General Secretary of Mennonite Church Canada, Javier Marin, Director of his congregation’s broadcast ministry, and Carlos Marin (father of Javier), Pastor of Amor Viviente church in La Ceiba, Honduras.
Anabaptists in Honduras are looking for new ways to build relationships with fellow Anabaptists in North America as a result of an August visit to Honduras by Robert J. Suderman, Mennonite Church Canada general secretary.
www.mennonitechurch.ca   (128 words)

  Mennonite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mennonites are prominent among denominations in disaster relief, often being the first to arrive with aid after hurricanes, floods and other disasters.
The Mennonites outside the state church were divided on whether to remain in communion with their brothers within the state church, and this led to a split.
Mennonites had to build their churches facing onto back streets or alleys (which began the habit of meeting in someone's home rather than a formal church), and they were forbidden from announcing the beginning of services with the sound of a bell.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mennonite   (5143 words)

 Who are the Mennonites Mennonite Church USA
The Mennonite (Anabaptist) faith movement began in Europe in the 16th Century when a small group of believers challenged the reforms of Martin Luther and others during the Protestant Reformation, saying they were not radical enough and calling for adult rather than infant baptism.
Mennonite Church USA is one of nearly 20 formally organized groups of Mennonites in North America that vary in lifestyle and religious practice but all stem from the Anabaptist movement.
Mennonites are also known for their strong commitment to community; interest in social issues; voluntary service to those who have experienced hardship and loss in floods, tornadoes and other disasters; and mission outreach.
www.mennoniteusa.org /mennos   (448 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Mennonites
Russian Mennonites characterized the third and fourth waves of immigration with 10,000 arriving in the upper center of The United States, and 8,000 settling in Canada between the years 1873 and 1880.
The Mennonite General Conference published a Brief Statement of Faith in 1963, and, most recently, the Mennonite Church adopted as their official confession the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective in 1995.
The Mennonites immigrated to the United States in search of a place where they could practice their religion freely and without government intervention, but the Mennonite position on war was contrary to the interests of the United States.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/mennonites.html   (4891 words)

 MennoLink Information Source -- Publishers & Publications
The Institute of Mennonite Studies (IMS) is the research agency of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary focusing on research and publication in Anabaptist history and theology, biblical studies, mission and peace, and other topics of concern to modern Mennonites.
Mennonite Historian is published by the Mennonite Heritage Centre of Mennonite Church Canada and the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
This confession was adopted at the delegate sessions of the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Church, in July 1995 in anticipation of the merger of the two groups which now form two national bodies, Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada.
info.mennolink.org /publishing.html   (1914 words)

 Information about the Mennonites provided by Goshen College
Mennonites believe they are called to work for peace, justice and reconciliation on every stage — from worldwide to interpersonal relationships.
Attending a Mennonite school means surrounding yourself with people who believe in discipleship — a life consistent with Christ's teachings and call — and are committed to living together in a community that shares life with one another.
While many people confuse Mennonites with their historical brethren, the Amish, most Mennonites are indistinguishable from the broader society in appearance and use of technology.
www.goshen.edu /aboutgc/mennonites.php   (307 words)

 MWC - Mennonite Church in Vietnam Holds First Church Conference
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, July 28, 2003 — Representatives of Mennonite churches from many areas of Vietnam gathered in Ho Chi Minh City July 27 and 28 for fellowship and to establish a united Mennonite church.
The church also plans to prepare a church constitution and to seek to register the Mennonite church with the authorities and to petition the government for the return of church properties.
A Vietnamese translation of the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, adopted by the Mennonite churches of Canada and the United States in the mid-Nineties, has been a catalyst in Mennonite church development in Vietnam.
www.mwc-cmm.org /News/MWC/030801rls1.html   (486 words)

 Who are the Mennonites? - Third Way Cafe - Mennonite Media
Mennonites are a Christian faith group that began in the 16th century.
Mennonite beliefs and practices vary widely, but following Jesus in daily life is a central value, along with peacemaking.
Menno Simons was an early prominent leader and eventually the group became known as "Mennonites" because of his name.
www.thirdway.com /menno   (176 words)

 Iowa Mennonite Mutual Aid Assoc - Home
Mennonite Church USA commission to develop statement on healthcare access.
The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board nurtured relationships near and far June 24-26 as it responded to suffering in Iraq and Vietnam and heard Virginia...
Santa Cruz Mennonites produce The Passion of the Christ Bolivian-style SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (Mennonite Mission Network) -- During a holy week musical presented by members of the Sinaí Mennonite Church in Santa Cruz, Pharisees order...
immaa.mennonite.net /Home?&block__CB2__p=25   (185 words)

 Anabaptists: Mennnonite History
The Mennonites and Hutterites were contemporary with Luther and other Protestant reformers of his day, the rest appeared on the scene later.
But as for the first organized congregation of Swiss brethren or Mennonites (that at Zurich in 1525) it is known that the leaders and at least some of the members had formerly been Catholics.
When we say "Mennonitism" we mean the same as Anabaptism, for the Mennonites (though not known by that name until later) were the pioneer Anabaptists.
www.anabaptists.org /history/mennohist.html   (1017 words)

 Mennonite Confession of Faith; Introduction
The Mennonite Church, organized in North America in 1898 by several regional conferences of Swiss-South German background, has recognized a number of confessions: the Schleitheim Articles (Switzerland, 1527), the Dordrecht Confession (Holland, 1632), the Christian Fundamentals (1921), and the Mennonite Confession of Faith (1963).
The Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective was adopted at the delegate sessions of the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Church, meeting at Wichita, Kansas, July 25-30, 1995.
Further, the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective is commended to all Christian churches and to those of other faiths or no faith, that they may seriously consider the claims of the gospel of Jesus Christ from this perspective.
www.mennolink.org /doc/cof   (765 words)

 Mennonite Mission Network
The Mennonite Church in Congo will use seed money raised by Junior High convention participants at San Jose to further their work and ministry.
Please pray for Margaret De Jong in Senegal and other international and local women who together plan gatherings where Wolof women hear and are challenged by God’s word.
After cycling for two months, visiting Mennonite churches across the U.S., 14 young adults share their views on church
www.mennonitemission.net   (174 words)

 MWC - Who is MWC?
Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is a global community of Christian churches who trace their beginning to the 16th-century Radical Reformation in Europe, particularly to the Anabaptist movement.
MWC represents 95 Mennonite and Brethren in Christ national churches from 51 countries on six continents.
Mennonite World Conference is called to be a communion (Koinonia) of Anabaptist-related churches linked to one another in a worldwide community of faith for fellowship, worship, service, and witness.
www.mwc-cmm.org /MWC/about.html   (241 words)

 Mennonite Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At his memorial service Nov. 7 at Park View Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Barbara Moyer Lehman, Park View associate pastor, said Derstine recently told her that his time with “The Mennonite Hour” was the most meaningful 10 years of his life.
Derstine was ordained to the ministry on Feb. 10, 1952, at Trissels Mennonite Church near Broadway, Va., and served there for four years.
A memorial service was held Nov. 7 at Park View Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, with interment at the Lindale Mennonite Church cemetery.
www.mennomedia.org /news/story.asp?ID=827   (517 words)

 Mennonite Centre in Ukraine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Friends of the Mennonite Centre in Ukraine will acquire and maintain a historic building in Molochansk as a vehicle of humanitarian services which are community-based, provided without discrimination, foster local initiative, and are sustainable, while interpreting and commemorating the Mennonite past.
Memorial unveilings of historical markers at the Mennonite mother church and a one-time Mennonite village cemetery, in which villagers, scholars, and a Ukrainian Orthodox priest participated actively, marked the emotional climax of Khortitsa ‘99.
The Mennonite Central Committee has agreed, subject to conditions which will soon be met, to accept donations on behalf of the Mennonite Centre in Ukraine from Canadian and American contributors and to issue tax receipts.
www.mennonitecentre.com /Referencepaper.html   (2922 words)

A Mennonite Church USA study resource for congregations in response to delegate discussion and action at the Charlotte (NC) 2005 Delegate Assembly about relationship to government and the war in Iraq Published December 2005.
The Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective explanatory comments state that the biblical concept of peace embraces personal peace with God, peace in human relations, peace among nations and peace with God's creation.
A responsive reading based on article 22 of the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective regarding peace and justice.
peace.mennolink.org /iraq.html   (648 words)

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The discussion ended in hostility, with the Mennonites accusing the Reformed of publishing a list of the Mennonites lo- cated in Wismar which had speeded -up their expulsion from the city.
Although von Ahlefeldt was often challenged to expel the Mennonites he remained their protector, having learned to appreciate them when he was in Holland.
An urgent task in Mennonite research would be to prepare a scholarly edition of Menno's writings, in which the various early and later editions and translations would be fully taken into consideration, similar to the edition of Dirk Philips' writings published in Volume X of the BRN.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/people/biographies/menno.htm   (6878 words)

 Mennonite Heritage Museum - Goessel, KS
Dedicated in 1974, the museum complex was established to preserve the artifacts from early households, farms, schools, churches and the hospital in our Mennonite community.
The museum was erected as a living tribute to the forefathers of the Goessel community who settled this area.
It tells the story of the Mennonite families who left Russia for religious freedom in 1874 and chose the Kansas plains for their new home.
skyways.lib.ks.us /museums/goessel   (193 words)

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It began on the Wenger farm in Augusta County 1967 and expanded to Augusta Expoland in 1974.
Relief sales are organized by Mennonites in communities across North America as a special way to raise funds for needy people around the world.
The sales raised over $4 million in 2003, which was channeled to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the cooperative relief and service agency of 15 Mennonite church groups in North America.
www.vareliefsale.com /VRS-Web/DesktopDefault.aspx   (326 words)

The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society will conduct its 208th auction on June 10, 2005, at 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, one-half mile east of the intersection of Routes 30 and 462.
A Record of Mennonite Bishops, Minister, and Deacons That Served ard are Serving in the Washingty [sic] County Maryland, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania Conference Area.
Mennonites in the Confederacy: A Study in Civil War Pacifism.
www.lmhs.org /booksale/auction/june05   (4124 words)

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Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community website.
Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community of the site or any association with its operators.
Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community’s sole discretion.
www.vmrc.org /VMRCPortal/EditModule.aspx?tabid=1&def=Terms   (1465 words)

 Cyndi's List - Mennonite
The Historical Committee and Archives holds the official records of the program boards and agencies of the Mennonite Church, whose headquarters are in Elkhart, Indiana.
Mennonite and Amish obituaries transcribed from "Gospel Herald" and "Herald of Truth", 1864-1998.
The MHSA is a new society developed to support those who are interested in basic Mennonite history, those doing Mennonite genealogy/family history research, and those who are interested in the preservation and display of Mennonite historical documents and cultural artifacts.
www.cyndislist.com /menno.htm   (1511 words)

The Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA has officially acted to accept previous statements of the Mennonite Church and the General Conference Mennonite Church.
In response to a call from constituents for Mennonite Church USA to reaffirm its stand on abortion, the Executive Board in January unanimously adopted a statement that considers abortion as "counter to biblical principles" but encourages compassionate responses to those caught in a complex issue.
Clearly, the official stand of the Mennonite Church continues to be that all life is valuable.
peace.mennolink.org /abortion.html   (355 words)

 MCC Resources
Mennonite Publishing House (MPH), Scottdale, Pa., is a publishing house with which MCC has worked cooperatively over the years.
Mennonite World Conference brings together in fellowship the Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and related Anabaptist bodies world-wide.
The site includes a photo gallery, a section on Who are the Mennonites?, dialogue on current issues and commentary on social issues and policies from an Anabaptist perspective.
www.mcc.org /respub/links.html   (721 words)

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