Calendar of Events

September 29, 2022 – October 2, 2022

Leaders Inspiring Leaders

Join us as African American women lead us through prophetic witness and holistic healing. Utilizing Mennonite Women USA’s Sisterhood Masterclass & Sister Care Seminar, we will address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as we experience Christ together in fellowship and worship. This is a joint undertaking by Mennonite Women USA and Mennonite Mission Network
Mennonite Mission Network is committed to supporting African American leaders through mission outreach that connects people to Christ and each other, as well as training and resources that foster equal opportunities and shared learning. Our goal is that these experiences model the body of Christ — infused by love, peace, healing, and salvation — making our witness available to the world.
Participants will take part in two sessions:
  • MW Sisterhood Masterclass – The Masterclass is designed to lead women through conversations about building bridges across racial, cultural, and socio-economic divides. It encourages women to lead in their churches and communities to seek and build relationships with people very different from themselves.
  • MW Sister Care seminar – Sister Care seminars provide women with tools for ongoing personal healing, recognizing and celebrating God’s grace in their lives, and responding more confidently and effectively to the needs of others in their families, congregations and communities.
Cost is $75. We hope to see you there!
Start: September 29, 2022 3:00 pm
End: October 2, 2022 2:00 pm
Venue: MMN Office
Elkhart, IN, United States
Cost: 75

February 16, 2020

Cyneatha Preaching at First Mennonite Church

Join the congregation at First Mennonite Church in Bluffton, OH as our executive director, Cyneatha Milsaps, delivers the sermon.

Start: February 16, 2020 10:30 am
End: February 16, 2020 12:00 pm
Venue: First Mennonite Church
Phone: (419) 358-5766
101 S Jackson St, Bluffton, OH, 45817, United States

February 11, 2020

Cyneatha speaking at Bluffton University

Join our executive director, Cyneatha Milsaps, as she gives a forum titled, “Gun Violence: Its Effects on Family and Community,” at Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University.

Start: February 11, 2020 11:00 am
End: February 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Venue: Bluffton University
Phone: (419) 358-3000
1 University Dr, Bluffton, OH, 45817, United States

January 20, 2020 – January 22, 2020

Sister Care Thailand

Carolyn Heggen and Rhoda Keener will be leading women in leadership training in Chiang Mai, District 20.

Start: January 20, 2020
End: January 22, 2020

January 19, 2020

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

Join others at the San Francisco Mennonite Church to hear Cyneatha Millsaps’ sermon, SPIRIT OF THE BLACK CHURCH.

Start: January 19, 2020 9:30 am
End: January 19, 2020 11:00 am
Venue: San Francisco Mennonite Church
Phone: (415) 857-5275
290 Dolores St, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

December 3, 2019


I must have been blinded by the progress of women in my country. I assumed that because women’s rights have advanced in the United States and Canada, they were improving everywhere. I’m no longer so ignorant. I’ve learned how women around the world struggle as they fight to survive and thrive for the sake of their family and community.

For more than 20 years, Mennonite Women USA has sponsored the International Women’s Fund, providing scholarships to international women studying theology, Bible, and ministry. I used to think that we should open these scholarships to female scholars in other fields, but I’ve changed my mind. I’ve seen how higher education in church-related fields is preparing women to lead in their communities. When Women’s Fund scholars gain church leadership positions, they are empowered and earn respect. This allows them to speak truth to powers that continue to treat women as second-class citizens.

Patience is a Ugandan woman in her second year of studies at the University of Uganda. As with many of our scholarship recipients, her post-secondary education would have been impossible without these funds. Her education is equipping her to improve the lives of many women.

Patience, the women whose lives she will touch, and the body of Christ are such worthwhile investments! As you spend money on family and friends this holiday season, consider investing in women like Patience. Join us as we support women in leadership throughout the global church. Today—this Giving Tuesday—donate to the International Women’s Fund.

It’s not hard, and it’s worth it. Don’t pass up this opportunity to make a real difference. Give now.

With appreciation, Cyneatha

Feel like you might be able to contribute? Click here to offer your gifts!

Date: December 3, 2019

November 10, 2019

Cyneatha to preach at Shalom, Indianapolis

Worship with the folks at Shalom Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 10, 2019 to hear Cyneatha Millsaps preach. Worhsip begins at 9:30.

Shalom’s vision is of the city of God where “the leaves of the tree are … healing … the nations,” and we participate in God’s healing love flowing to our city.

Start: November 10, 2019 9:30 am
End: November 10, 2019 11:00 am
Venue: Shalom Mennonite Church
Phone: 317-549-0577
6100 E 32nd St, Indianapolis, IN, 46226, United States

October 11, 2019 – October 13, 2019


Start: October 11, 2019 6:00 pm
End: October 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Camp Amigo
Phone: 269.651.2811
26455 Banker Road, Sturgis, MI, 49091, United States

September 27, 2019

Cyneatha will speak at Bethel College convocation, September 27

Bethel College, N Newton KS has invited Cyneatha Millsaps as the convocation speaker for Friday, September 27.

Start: September 27, 2019 11:00 am
End: September 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Venue: Bethel College
Phone: 316-283-2500
300 East 27th Street, N Newton, KS, 67117, United States

September 23, 2019

Bethel women from FEMCORE meet with Cyneatha

Women of FEMCORE, Bethel College, are invited to join Cyneathat Millsaps, executive director for Mennonite Women USA for pizza at the Meeting Place on campus. She wants to hear from you and to share more about the new MW USA campaign, CHOOSING SISTERHOOD.

Start: September 23, 2019 8:00 am
End: September 23, 2019 5:00 pm