Penn State Anabaptist Ministry an Incredible Journey

peacesigns logoAs you may know, University Mennonite Church in State College, PA launched an Anabaptist student ministry for Penn State students called 3rd Way Collective.  It is a student ministry focused on Christ-centered peace, justice, and faith.  This first year has been an incredible journey attempting the very first Anabaptist campus ministry at a large public state school.  We invite you to learn more about it so that you can share it with prospective Penn State students from your congregation and their parents.

By the end of our first school year, 3rd Way Collective created and collaborated in more than 60 different events and weekly meetings involving more than 800 attendees from the Penn State and State College community.  Highlights included a service and learning trip to Washington DC with three other campus ministries, hosting and witnessing the moving PeaceMaker Tour event with RAWTools, and concluding the year by joining the annual PA Interfaith Power & Light bicycle trip to Washington D.C. Continue reading

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World’s Attic Has New Location

Ribbon cutting

Board Members, Store Managers, an MCC representative, Chamber of Commerce members, and the building owners participate in a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Opening at the new location.

World’s Attic is now open in a new location in Somerset, just three blocks down the street at 304 W. Main St. The store held its Grand Re-Opening on July 31 and Aug 1 to celebrate this new step in the ministry that seeks to serve the community and support the mission of MCC in the name of Christ. Linda Geissinger, the East Coast coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee U.S. was present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with members of the Board of Directors, and Larry Culp, the building’s new owner. The store is one of 58 Mennonite Central Committee thrift shops across the country that makes money to provide resources during crises across the world. Continue reading

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Post World Conference Report

Attendees (includes daily and evening participation)         8454
From outside North America              1547
Asia                     274
Africa                   275
Europe                 444MWC logo
Latin America     554
GYS full time participation                                               449
Countries represented                                                        77
Meals                                                                         over 40.000
Tour participation                                                          3100
Anabaptist World Cup                                           116 total goals
Comforters completed                                                   50
Scooters used                                                                  16

Dale Miller with several Bhutanese-Nepali Church members at World Conference

Dale Miller with several Bhutanese-Nepali Church members at World Conference

You will find Assembly videos and resources in the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) website which can be used in your local congregation.
Remember that MWC is much more than a meeting we celebrate every six years. It is our global church!


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Volunteer Opportunity in Washington, DC

IGHVolunteer staff are needed at The International Guest House  in Washington, D.C. (3 months or full year) for the ministry of Christian hospitality.  The Guest House (a ministry of Allegheny Conference) serves both international and US travelers.

Volunteers are provided full room and board in the Guest House. Monthly stipend of $140.  Health insurance paid for full year volunteers if needed.  Hospitality duties include cleaning, laundry, maintenance, baking, hosting breakfast & tea and welcoming guests. Great location for sightseeing and exploring the many facets of the National City.

For information and an application contact: Judy Nord (3019856858) or International Guest House (202)726-5808 .

Serving at the International Guest House has been a life-changing experience for many volunteers!  Thanks for your consideration,
Judy Nord, Member,  IGH Board of Directors


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