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What can we do?

  • By Brenda Kauffman
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  • May 30, 2022

As we remember the young lives lost tragically in Uvalde, TX, consider this:

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Remembering Lawrence Hart

  • By Brenda Kauffman
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  • March 21, 2022

On March 10, 2022, Iris de Leon-Hartshorn shared the following at Lawrence Hart’s memorial: “Betty, family, and friends, I bring greetings from Mennonite Church USA. May you feel God’s love during this difficult time. I have so many things I want to say about Lawrence today. When I posted the loss of Lawrence on my FB page, I received many responses from across the church. Lawrence’s legacy has touched a sea of people. People’s words were from their interactions with Lawrence in many capacities like Mennonite Indian Leaders Council, Native Mennonite Ministries, Mennonite Church USA, Mennonite Central Committee, the Center […]

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Idaho Mennonite World Relief Festival

  • By Brenda Kauffman
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  • March 15, 2022

The Idaho Mennonite Churches are planning the 2022 World Relief Festival. This year the Festival will be held as an on-line event only on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Proceeds from the purchased items and donations will benefit Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Please visit www.idahomrs.org or watch for future information concerning ways to access and register on the auction site. The auction site will be open a week before the event for viewing. Purchased items can be shipped to buyers across the northwest. If you have a unique donation that you would like to include in our festival, please contact Rick Bollman at rlbmenno@gmail.com. by March 15.

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Kimes receive Everence Award

Diane & Steve Kimes were named the recipients of the Regional Journey Award from the Everence office in Denver, Colorado. The award was presented to the Kimes on October 3, 2021 at Eugene Mennonite. Created in 2001, the Journey Award highlights what people of faith are doing as stewards of their God-given gifts. Christian stewardship grows out of a relationship with God and recognizes we are all caretakers, not owners, of our gifts. The Kimes made the decision to make their resources available to others. According to Steve, “A goodly portion of our life together is simple redistribution. We take […]

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Raise some dough for MCC!

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate the work of MCC and earn some dough to support that work? Help MCC celebrate National Donut Day, June 4, by making your favorite donut recipe and sharing your goodies with your friends with the invitation to contribute toward the work of MCC!  This is a wonderful, COVID safe small group activity – families, Sunday school classes, home-schoolers, children on vacation, or anyone can participate, especially if your relief sale didn’t happen this spring or won’t happen until the fall. Engage your network to share joy and sweetness and know that the […]

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2021 CCC

Register here (through January 28) for the 2021 Conference Communications Council. The Zoom event will take place on Saturday, February 6, beginning at 8:30 in the morning. We are excited to welcome guest speaker, Safwat Marzouk, Associate Professor of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He will share thoughts on “Reading the story of Joseph in an Age of Migration”. Marzouk reflects on his vocation as a professor, “I study, teach and write about the Bible with an emphasis on how the triune God forms a faith community in the world. I believe God is at […]

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Tap a shoulder for MCC!

Do you know a young adult between age 18 and 30? NOW is the time to tap a shoulder and invite them to experience the life-changing SALT program of MCC. SALT remains active even in this pandemic time and is ready to receive applications! Visit mcc.org to learn more about Serving and Learning Together (SALT)! https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/volunteer/salt

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OMFWR ONLINE!

Due to Covid-19, the Oregon Mennonite Festival for World Relief will be an online event for 2020. Follow this link to learn more!

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2020 MCC Bike Ride

This likely comes as no surprise, but, due to Covid-19, the August 2020 MCC Bike ride for Albany Oregon has been cancelled.

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Girl Named Tom

Unfortunately the Girl Named Tom tour was cut short. Here is a message from them: Dear Mennonite churches of the Pacific Northwest, Caleb, Josh, and Bekah, here. We are still reeling from the reality that the end of our winter tour has come. We were so looking forward to sharing music and time with your communities!The link below leads to a playlist that includes songs we would have sang for a Sunday morning service, as well as some restful songs from our concert rep.Each congregation is dealing with this pandemic in different and creative ways, and we like to think we […]

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