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September 17, 2015

MCC: Help Syrian families

Leave or stay? Many Syrian families face that question as international humanitarian assistance dwindles and the patchwork of resources they used to rely on wears thin. Your gift of money helps MCC continue to provide food, water, rent assistance and winter supplies so families that decide to stay in the region can survive the cold […]

May 22, 2015

Becca and Simon Smucker Updates

Greetings from Santa Cruz, Bolivia! We hope you are all well and enjoying the warm spring weather. In contrast, our days here are cooling down as we enter the winter season. We are excited to share with you a short update on our lives here in Bolivia and hope to send similar updates every few […]

January 30, 2015

Mennonite World Conference

Hundreds of persons from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe have already registered for PA 2015, the next Mennonite World Conference Global Assembly to be held in Harrisburg, PA July 21-26, 2015. This will be an opportunity to make new friends, listen to the stories of their lives and congregations, pray for each other, and […]

January 9, 2015

Five Years After the Haiti Earthquake

Five years after a devastating earthquake tore across Port-au-Prince and surrounding towns, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has spent $16.9 million to help Haitians recover. Despite the many challenges that remain, MCC’s work done during those years continues to positively impact Joseph and many other people – both in the capital city and in rural areas. […]

December 16, 2014

A Community of Communities

“A community of communities engaged in God’s mission”–that’s the byline for Park View Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Va. Not long after this byline was introduced, Pastor Phil Kniss used a series of sermons to explain its meaning for the congregation. In his view, the congregation is best seen as a community comprising many subgroups that […]

August 8, 2014

On the Journey with Lutheran Brothers and Sisters: An Interview with John D. Roth

At its most recent meeting, the Executive Board asked Ervin Stutzman, executive director, to send a letter of greeting and Christian friendship to Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The letter recounts with gratitude the remarkable developments in Mennonite-Lutheran relations in the past fifteen years. It acknowledges ways Anabaptists, […]

July 23, 2014

Help Central American Migrants

Central American families fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries and arriving at the U.S. border, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has begun an initial response and is planning further assistance. For years MCC has provided services and resources as U.S. congregations welcome newcomers, and supported projects to address the root causes of migration so […]

July 18, 2014

Helping Families in Gaza

In the second week of the most recent Israel-Hamas conflict, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) through one of its long-time partners in Gaza, Al Najd Development Forum, began distributing locally purchased food to 230 families, and is preparing for a longer-term response. You can give to this effort at, by calling 1-888-563-4676 or by sending […]

July 2, 2014

Letter from the Conference Pastor

On this first day (well, second day now) of July I greet you in the name of Jesus who lives and walks among us. I give thanks for your ministry and for the ministry of your congregation in the community where you are located. May you continue finding meaningful ways to engage with the community, […]

June 25, 2014

MCC reaching out to Iraqis displaced by armed conflict

As armed conflict forces Iraqis from their homes, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is providing vital items for daily life and is planning with partner organizations for an ongoing response. MCC also is calling on U.S. lawmakers to oppose military intervention in Iraq and instead to send humanitarian aid for the U.N.-estimated 1.9 million internally displaced […]

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