Sisterhood in Florida

This article by Anita Hooley Yoder was originally published in The Mennonite, May 29, 2017.

While I was working on a book about Mennonite women’s organizations, I wanted to experience diverse and vibrant Mennonite women’s activities firsthand. I met interesting people and heard important stories at women’s gatherings across the country. But it was a trip to south Florida in November 2015 that provided an especially unique and inspiring glimpse of what Mennonite women are up to today. This excerpt from my forthcoming book describes the activities of a local congregation and a regional women’s organization—activities that are both unique and typical of Mennonite women across various time periods and geographical locations. Continue reading

MW USA announces New Communications Manager

Mennonite Women USA has a new communications manager. In May, Katie McKinnell joined the MW USA staff, replacing Dawn Araujo-Hawkins, who resigned in March. McKinnell is a 2017 graduate of Goshen College, where she studied art and graphic design and attends Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. While her background is based in the visual arts, McKinnell is looking forward to working in the broader field of communication. “I am excited to a part of a network within the church that focuses on supporting women.” McKinnell joins the MW USA team as they prepare to celebrate their centennial year this summer in Orlando.

Weaving a network of leaders, healing, and hope

The article was originally published by Mennonite Mission Network. 

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When Hispanic women gather, big things happen.

Hispanic female leaders from across the United States gathered April 7-8, 2017 at Portland (Oregon) Mennonite Church. They came as strangers and acquaintances and left as friends and a network, trained as Sister Care presenters for Hispanic women in the United States. Sister Care is a ministry of Mennonite Women USA that gives women the tools for ongoing personal healing and for responding more effectively to the needs of others. The seminar was taught in Spanish by Carolyn Heggen with Rhoda Keener teaching through a translator.

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Women urged to shed masks and fly

This article was originally published by Mennonite Mission Network. 

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For the past four years, Hyacinth Stevens has envisioned a Sister Care seminar designed for the reality of African-American women. On Apr. 21-22, her dream was realized when she co-led such an event with Cyneatha Millsaps at the Mennonite offices in Elkhart, Indiana.

Sister Care is a ministry of Mennonite Women USA. The Elkhart seminar was made possible through a grant from The Schowalter Foundation and partnership with African American Mennonite Association and Mennonite Mission Network.

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Postcard & a Prayer :: April Email Newsletter

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