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A million people in a field

They were called and they came, a million people from every corner of South Africa. They gathered in an expanse of field near Bloemfontein for the largest prayer meeting the country had ever seen.

June 16, 2017
Cover of "Every Creature Singing."

If you find the notion of caring for and healing creation formidable or even hopeless, Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) has a resource that just might change your perspective.

May 30, 2017
Book cover.

Is it possible that over the centuries the church has altered the message of Christ? Has modern Christianity wrapped itself so tightly in a fragmented, inactive version of the gospel that the life-changing message of God has been smothered?

May 10, 2017
Two men, one with a prosthetic leg.

For 21-year-old Amjad, trauma led to hope and solidified his unwavering faith in God’s protection. Amjad is a Syrian refugee in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He lost his leg when a bomb fell on a street in Syria.

May 8, 2017
Karen Martens Zimmerly (right) and Terry Zimmerly (left).

Karen Martens Zimmerly, Mennonite Church Canada’s Executive Minister, Formation and Pastoral Leadership, is returning to congregational ministry. She and her husband Terry Zimmerly will share a one-and-a-half time pastoral role at First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, Iowa, beginning this fall. She leaves Mennonite Church Canada on June 30, 2017.

May 8, 2017
Joji Pantoja holds awards from the University of Santo Toma.

Joji Pantoja’s commitment to developing a culture of peace through entrepreneurship in Philippines just garnered her another award.

May 8, 2017

The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee invites congregations to appoint three leaders to give input toward a new hymnal scheduled for release in 2020. Specifically, the committee wants to hear feedback from a pastor, a worship leader, and a music leader in each congregation.

May 8, 2017
Book cover.

The questions of midlife are quieter and deeper than clichés involving motorcycles and illicit affairs suggest. Who have I become? Is this all there is to life? Why does God feel so distant at this point of my life? Or, to quote musician Paul Simon, “Why am I soft in the middle? The rest of my life is so hard.”

May 8, 2017
The Essential Amish Cookbook cover.

Herald Press is publishing a new cookbook by prolific Amish recipe author Lovina Eicher: The Essential Amish Cookbook: Everyday Recipes from Farm and Pantry.

May 8, 2017
Cover of "Amish Prayers: A Colouring Book" (Herald Press, April 2017).

Last fall, Herald Press took its first step into the world of adult devotional coloring books with Beloved Amish and Mennonite Quilts. Its latest addition to the field, Amish Prayers, offers fraktur drawings and thoughtful, contemplative prayers from Anabaptist history. The collection was released April 4, 2017.

May 8, 2017