Joanne Moyer, Edmonton, Alberta, is the 2023 recipient of Mennonite Creation Care Network’s (MCCN’s) Art and Jocele Meyer Award. The award recognizes Joanne’s longstanding service…Read more
Natural Burial Fulfills a Family’s Wishes
We thank Janet Byler, Casandra Byler Stinson and Brenda Meyer, pastor of Benton Mennonite Church for sharing this personal and moving story with our network.
What is the best strategy if you wish to have a natural burial in a society that expects vaults, caskets and funeral home apparatus? Is it better to plan ahead–or assert the wishes of a grieving family in the moment? (more…)
Photo, left: A patchwork quilt used as a burial shroud for a funeral conducted by Benton Mennonite Church, Benton, Ind. A “natural burial,” usually means…Read more
The Five-Ton Life: Carbon, America and the Culture That May Save Us, by Susan Subak Reviewed by Jennifer Schrock If you are getting tired of our…Read more
NORTH OF THE BORDER
The Vulture: An Inspiration for our Economy
The vulture is under-appreciated. We would all be better off if this noble creature had more of our respect. Better yet, we should make our native turkey vulture the inspiration for our economy and put it on our coins as a symbol of hope.
For in [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.Colossians 1:19 - 20