Because of a delay in receiving the September bulletin announcements from Mennonite Church USA, here are the announcements and links that have not been included in the Weekly Calendar.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 6
In an open letter to the denomination, Michael Danner, Mennonite Church USA’s associate executive director of Church Vitality, invites fellow white Christians to “engage in proactive, deliberate efforts to oppose and dismantle racism in all of its forms.” Read more: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/letter-danner
During September, Mennonite Church USA invites you to focus your attention on what it means to offer hospitality to immigrants by engaging in its new “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative – Immigration Justice: Radical Hospitality. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/immigration/
Join Mennonites across Mennonite Church USA in a “Common Read,” a shared reading experience focused on specific books written to nurture Christian faith in this cultural moment. Signs of Life: Resurrecting Hope Out of Ordinary Losses by Stephanie Lobdell is the Common Read book chosen for September. Learn more: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/common-read/
MenoTicias is a new Spanish-language digital newsletter of MC USA and Hispanic Ministries of Mennonite Education Agency, formerly Meno Acontecer, launching this month. Subscribe: http://eepurl.com/hb2FGT
Please pray for the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA who are meeting virtually on September 11 and 12.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 13
Anti-racism training for congregations is more affordable, thanks to a new partnership between Mennonite Church USA and Widerstand Consulting. For more information on this research-based, field-tested online training, visit https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/anti-racism-training-accessible/
Iglesia Menonita Hispana, a racial/ethnic group of Mennonite Church USA, has launched the Grace Fund. This mutual aid fund will support the denomination’s Hispanic congregations and ministries directly impacted by COVID-19 and natural disasters, such as Hurricane Hanna. To learn more, https://www.mennoniteusa.org/imh-gracefund
What makes our Mennonite educational institutions unique? Read about how our Anabaptist schools and colleges found hope during the first few months of the pandemic. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/mennonite-education-pandemic/
Have you attended a MennoCon Equipping Seminar that made an impact on your faith journey? Do you have an Equipping Seminar to offer at MennoCon21 (Cincinnati, Ohio, July 6-10, 2021)? Mennonite Church USA convention planners invite you to submit a proposal by October 10, 2020.https://www.mennoniteusa.org/equipping-seminars