Bike Shenandoah’s five rides support four organizations

November 7, 2013

Despite some rain starting around midday, 95 cyclists enjoyed the 16th annual Bike Shenandoah ride on September 21. Yearly highlights included the delicious food served at rest stops and after the ride, the beautiful country roads of the Shenandoah Valley, and the partnership among friends, family, and the larger community to participate in an event […]


Motorcycles on the road for missions

November 5, 2013

Motorcycle for Missions 2013, a new two-day cycling event that planners hope will become an annual fundraiser for Virginia Mennonite Missions, left Powhatan June 24, stopped in Roanoke for the night, and arrived at Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly in Harrisonburg on June 25. Participants were welcomed to fanfare and recognized in the evening’s worship service […]


Partners opportunity: Nazareth/Bethlehem Work Group

September 5, 2013

Registration is now open for the upcoming Nazareth/Bethlehem Work Group, May 2-19, 2014, sponsored by VMM as part of the Partners program. The work group will engage in work projects at Nazareth Village and at Diyar Consortium, a ministry of Christmas Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. The group will be co-led by Dorothy Jean Weaver, Eastern Mennonite […]


Walking the Nile: summer learning tour will explore Egypt

January 9, 2013

In this season of remembering Jesus’ birth and childhood, the Egyptian (Coptic) Church celebrates the special place that Egypt holds in the Christian story. They remember the Holy Family’s pilgrimage in Egypt as they fled from the wrath of Herod (Matthew 2:13-15). Since that time, the Coptic Orthodox Church has been growing and worshiping faithfully […]


Mission and the “Ports of Paul”

November 22, 2012

While Genesis 1 to Acts 12 is a story written by and about people who lived in hills, mountains, deserts, and land empires, almost all of the New Testament from Acts to Revelation was written to, by, and about people who lived in Mediterranean seaports. Paul spent most of his life in seaports. The early […]


Bike Shenandoah sees a 55% increase in riders

November 16, 2012

One hundred and seven riders, a 55% increase from last year, enjoyed a trek through the Shenandoah Valley on a beautiful fall day as they “cycled for service” in Bike Shenandoah, now in its 15th year. Bikers choose between a challenging 100-mile journey and an easy five mile jaunt, or something in between, as they […]


Penny Power totals for 2012

October 9, 2012


Organic church planters’ Greenhouse event coming to Harrisonburg

August 29, 2012

An excellent opportunity to continue to learn and grow as followers of Jesus is coming up soon. On October 19-21, Virginia Mennonite Missions and Mennonite Hispanic Initiative (MHI) will host an “Organic Church Planters’ Greenhouse” intensive training with Neil Cole from Church Multiplication Resources (CMAR), held at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. A Greenhouse is a three-day […]


With Pedal Power, cyclists of all ages gear up to support community development, missions

August 7, 2012

A year ago, Calvin and Eve Bixler were the youngest riders in the annual Bike Shenandoah. The siblings, six and two-years-old, respectively, completed the five-mile ride with their parents, Sarah and Ben, whose bikes were outfitted to bring the little ones along. “We really enjoy biking,” Sarah, who attends Eastside Church, said recently. “It’s good […]


Conference Assembly: ‘Formed by the Risen Christ’

July 2, 2012

We gather at Virginia Mennonite Conference’s annual Assembly for worship, fellowship, cooperative learning, sharing our experiences and insights, and group discernment. Delegate sessions, workshops, special events, and evening worship will fill our time together. Assembly participants will explore the theme “Formed by the Risen Christ,” which builds on the Mennonite Church USA Purposeful Plan priority […]



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