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Back in November, after briefly discussing the issue of growth at our fall congregational meeting, we decided to do a little research.  We compiled data covering 25 years, recording annual averages of children, members, Sunday attendance, and regular attenders. 

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Back in November, after briefly discussing the issue of growth at our fall congregational meeting, we decided to do a little research.  We compiled data covering 25 years, recording annual averages of children, members, Sunday attendance, and regular attenders. 

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One hundred years ago Mennonites were starving in Russia.  When Anabaptist groups in the US and Canada learned about their plight they came together to form a Central Committee dedicated to bringing material relief to these sisters and brothers. 

From those beginnings, the Mennonite Central Committee expanded into the international organization it is today, focusing on relief, development, and peace “in the name of Christ.”

For this centennial year, 2020, MCC has created an online collection of 100 stories told through...

Before we get too far into 2020, here’s a look back at 2019 , highlighting something of CMC life from each month. 

January | Winter Seminar included two different sessions with Ryan Schellenberg speaking about Paul, Prison, and the Justice of God. 

Over MLK day Austin McCabe Juhnke and I traveled to The Hague in The Netherlands to participate in a vigil to support an asylum family living inside the Bethel Church. We were hosted by local Mennonites and visited Menno Simon’s home area.   

February | Jr. youth helped present the story of...

Last week I learned that my spiritual director, Donita Harris, died from cancer. 

About two and a half years ago I decided I would try spiritual direction again after a long hiatus.  Donita was recommended to me, and after our first conversation it was clear she was someone from whom I could learn much. 

A good spiritual director helps you listen to the deepest parts of yourself, and Donita was good. 

We would meet every couple months in her home on the southeast side of Columbus.  I loved the room.  The artwork on the walls spoke of the African and feminine cords...

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