Join with churches across Mennonite Church USA to celebrate and remember our heritage as Mennonites. Heritage Sunday reminds us: that discipleship transcends doctrine, that our gathered community of faith is not in tune at many points with our “national religion,” and that although we have often failed to live up to our vision, we continue to be led by it, and through God’s grace often find the strength to follow Christ and his path of peace, individually and corporately. The resources for 2012 focus on Mennonite experiences of the Civil War in the United States. Mennonites in the North and South struggled with defining the lines between being good citizens and compromising their ethical convictions. These resources created by Pastor David Moser of South Side Mennonite Church (Elkhart, Ind.) speak to our current context as they reflect on the past.Tags: Christian formation, September 2012
Heritage Sunday Resources: Sharpening Convictions, Not Swords
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