This year marks the 100th anniversary of MCC. It is not the centennial year we anticipated. Still, we invite you to join us (virtually) on Sunday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. (EDT), as we offer thanks to God and pray for the future of MCC’s ministry of relief, development and peace in the name of Christ. Follow along with this order of worship.
We’ll be broadcasting live from Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart, site of an important first meeting in the formation of MCC when representatives of various Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren groups met in July 1920.
We had hoped to worship together in person, but we’re grateful for the livestream option that will enable more MCC supporters and partners to join us. The livestream will feature a combination of live and pre-recorded speakers and music. Please invite your friends and family by sharing the link: mcc.org/gl-centennial-livestream. You can also follow along with the order of worship.
Our featured speaker is Sibonokuhle Ncube, director of the Brethren in Christ Compassionate and Development Services in Zimbabwe, an MCC partner. Cyneatha Millsaps and Quinn Brenneke, co-pastors at Prairie Street and MCC alumni, will lead worship. MCC U.S. executive director Ron Byler will help share from MCC’s global history, while musicians from Faith Mennonite Church (Goshen, Indiana) share music with us.
These are extraordinary times. MCC was born a century ago in extraordinary times. That response, grounded in faith, has yielded 100 years of sharing God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ. We will look back at the past 100 years with gratefulness and look forward to the future of MCC.
Laura Lerch Horst
Donor Relations Director, MCC Great Lakes
Office: 574-534-4133 Cell: 574-747-2473