As Executive Minister of our Conference, I want to underscore our shared commitment to the Asian persons and communities in our Conference. We will continue to do our own work to uncover anti-Asian biases in our personal and communal perspectives. We deplore violence toward Asian Americans in our communities.
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This summer, six young adult interns from Mosaic Conference are participating in the Summer Service Program, serving in various places and ministries. This week we are introduced to Dmarcos Ramos in Homestead, FL and Isaiah Mason in Charleston, WV.
How might we engage in releasing more of God’s consuming love in the world? Is there someone you need to do good to instead of calling down fire from heaven?
On June 12, 2021, Pastor Josh Meyer, Mosaic Leadership Minister, gave the commencement address to the 2021 graduating class of Dock Mennonite Academy (Lansdale, PA). This third and final story teaches us that by being civilized we are called to serve others.
When a book club of predominately white church leaders reads a book on racial and economic justice, how do they not internally check out when the conversation gets difficult? How might our shared commitment to following Jesus help ground our understanding of racial justice?
William’s curiosity and excitement for learning inspired me. I began noticing spider webs, butterflies, sounds, and rocks on our walks. I was eager to learn more about dinosaurs and even how to pronounce their long, complicated names!
As of July 7, 2021, donations to the Mosaic Conference’s Shalom Fund have reached $206,874.01, surpassing the goal of $200,000. “This is a testimony to God’s goodness among us during a very difficult time, as well as our loving care and compassion for one another.”
On June 12, 2021, Pastor Josh Meyer, Mosaic Leadership Minister, gave the commencement address to the 2021 graduating class of Dock Mennonite Academy (Lansdale, PA). This second story is a life lesson in saying no to good things in order to say yes to the best things.
On June 13, twenty-one of us from Blooming Glen traveled to Oxford Circle (Philadelphia, PA) Mennonite Church. We spent hours listening, learning, and eating a delicious Colombian meal together. We engaged in intentional conversation to build understanding and gain a new perspective on the difficult topic of racism.
Sometimes shame arises from the inability to admit our needs, desires, or failures. Ironically, often our struggle is obvious to others … just like my dad knew we needed help with our bed but didn’t offer to help until we asked for it. What transformations might happen in our lives, families, churches, and institutions if we begin to trust God with our needs, weaknesses, and failures?
In this article we review some publications that were made on the Mosaic news page in the same spirit that has inspired our Spanish section, which is to build bridges between church members in the Mosaic Conference.
…because of our Conference, we get to sit outside with all sorts of other Mennonites on the breezy, noisy, sunlit corner of 5th and Snyder, praying in all our languages to the living God.
On June 12, 2021, Pastor Josh Meyer, Mosaic Leadership Minister, gave the commencement address to the 2021 graduating class of Dock Mennonite Academy (Lansdale, PA). In the address, Meyer shared three stories with the graduates. This first story is about an encounter between a rabbi and a roman guard.
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