Kwanzaa, comes from the Swahili phrase, “matunda ya kwanza,” or “first fruits of harvest.” It is celebrated annually, December 26 through January 1. “Kwanzaa celebrates and affirms black people. I invite you to learn and celebrate our culture, accomplishments, and principles with us in the same spirit that I celebrate with you.”
I fight against white supremacy and racial injustice because God’s love demands it and they have caused deep wounds that need healing.
We have the opportunity to continue to change and live into our new name which emphasizes the value of each piece, each person, each community, created in the image of God.
Three thousand energetic youth, children, and adults assembled for a week of learning, worship, serving, fellowship, and fun.
As 1 Corinthians 12:14 states, “For the body is not one member, but many,” and as it is said in Ecclesiastes 4:9, “Two are better than one; because they have […]
I can longer be comfortable with the status quo, nor wait on the sidelines for someone else to step up. Now is the time!
by Yvonne Platts, Nueva Vida Norristown New Life This week, we are sharing several reflections from participants on the October 2014 “Come and See” tour to Israel and Palestine. The […]
by Brook Musselman, for the Come and See tour This week, we are sharing several reflections from participants on the October 2014 “Come and See” tour to Israel and Palestine. […]
On the day that their meetinghouse and office building, New Life Plaza, was scheduled to be sold at sheriff’s sale, members and friends of Nueva Vida Norristown New Life gathered for a celebration. Instead of an impending foreclosure, the congregation experienced God’s miraculous intervention and, on the evening of December 18th, they met to worship, pray, testify, and burn the sheriff sale signs.
Racial/Ethnic leaders from Franconia and Eastern District Conferences joined Mennonite Church USA leaders from around the country at the “Hope … for the Future II: Persevering with Jesus” conference, January 25-27 in Leesburg, VA. According to the conference’s press release, the purpose for the event was to “encourage unity, celebrate the denomination’s multicultural progress, and begin outlining specific ways to help the entire church thrive as its membership rapidly becomes more diverse.”