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Join the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center on Sunday, November 18 at 7:00 PM at Ridgeway Mennonite Church for a "History of Hymnody" singing event with Nancy Faus Mullen. The focus is some history of hymnody within Mennonite and Brethren traditions, with an analysis of how that history informs where we are with music in worship at present. Rev. Nancy Faus-Mullen, musician and professor emeritus of worship at Bethany Theological Seminary will lead us in singing examples from different moments throughout that history. A freewill offering will support the mission and vision of the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center.


All are welcome to the annual area Thanksgiving Day Service, Nov. 22 at Trissels. Fellowship and refreshments at 9:30am. Service at 10am includes many hymns of thanksgiving led by Hannah Wenger, brief meditation by Clyde Kratz, and time of open sharing of thanks. Offering will be for the Community Food Pantry hosted in Grace Mennonite's building.


All are invited to gather at EMU for a Christmas Lessons and Carols service featuring  EMU choir ensembles and readers from Campus Ministries. This service takes place on Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m. in Lehman Auditorium. A free-will offering for the compassion fund will be collected.


“Thriving in the Stormy Seas of Change” is the theme of the next School for Leadership Training at Eastern Mennonite University, January 14-16, 2019. Pastors and church leaders are well aware of the tumultuous seas in which we serve. Significant changes and conflicts in contemporary politics, churches and denominations and in our personal lives present challenges and opportunities for preaching and leading the church today. Church leaders riding these waves of change yearn for deep communion with God’s Spirit and for inspiring worship with other leaders in order to thrive in ministry. SLT 2019 will provide this worshipful and renewing encounter through the narrative of Jesus’ crossing the stormy sea with his disciples in Mark 4:35-41. Keynote speakers are Sue Park-Hur, John Pavlovitz and David Evans. For more information and to register:  Scholarships are available for pastors and church leaders to attend the School for Leadership Training at Eastern Mennonite University, “Thriving in the Stormy Seas of Change” January 14-16, 2019. For more information and requirements:


Glen Guyton: "My Journey, My Ideal" The new Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA will give a free 35-40 minute lecture with a time for questions from the audience. Join us Thursday, January 24, 7:00 PM at Lindale Mennonite Church, 6255 Jesse Bennett Way, Linville, Va. Glen has over a quarter of a century of experience serving in the denomination at various levels. After the completion of four years as an officer in the United States Air Force, Glen felt the call to ministry, which was in large part due to the peace ministry of Mennonites in Virginia Mennonite Conference. After leaving the military, Glen worked for Mennonite Mutual Aid (now Everence), and on the ministry staff of Calvary Community Church (C3) in Hampton, Va. Glen and his wife, Cyndi, live in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to the lecture, Glen will speak to Eastern Mennonite School students on January 24 and 25. Everyone is invited to his two chapels, 9:30-9:49 AM each morning in the school auditorium.


10th Experience Ethiopia Tour, Feb. 5 – 23, 2019 | In the coming cold dark days of winter, take this chance to escape and “experience Ethiopia” with us on our well-received 18 day tour! Think of this exotic land that boasts of “13 months of sunshine”! Discover its rich culture and be intrigued by remnants of ancient Semitic history reaching back 3000 years to the legendary Queen of Sheba and Moses’s ark of the covenant! Be spiritually uplifted by meeting some of the half million Ethiopian Mennonites and hearing their stories! Try to comprehend how they grow their fast multiplying churches in conditions of extreme poverty and persecution! Fly to Kenya to see the African animals in the famous Maasai Mara Game Preserve. For more information contact: Destiny Kreider at ph. (540) 810 8460, or Carl Hansen at ph. (540) 830 0902. 


Dear Mennonite Church USA constituency from Glen Guyton, Executive Director, Mennonite Church USA:

Through the proposed merger of The Mennonite, Inc. (TMI) and Mennonite World Review (MWR), Mennonite Church USA will lose its official media platform (both print and digital) dedicated to MC USA voices and news. The merged organization will function as an independent editorial voice serving a variety of Anabaptist communities including MC USA, but without organizational ties to any particular Anabaptist denomination. Read more background information and Frequently Asked Questions here:  Through this survey, the Executive Board and staff are seeking input from the broader church as we navigate the merger process and discern our communication needs moving forward.  Please complete the survey at the following link no later than October 29.



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Looking to serve in a mentoring role to young adults? Service Adventure is seeking leaders for its unit location in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. This is a unique opportunity to serve as a mentor and to foster community with a household of young adults through faith formation, daily living, and house activities. For more information, contact Susan Nisly at Mennonite Mission Network:



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