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Newest Yoder Scholars look forward to studies at EMU

In August 2014 when they enter EMU’s first-year class, Michaela Mast of Harrisonburg, Va., and Harrison Horst of Landisville, Pa., will begin their four-year journey as Yoder Scholars. Each year since 1993, two EMU students have been awarded full-ride tuition scholarships. The Yoder Scholarships are named for Carol and P ...More

Forum scheduled on proposed Park View water tank

The city will hold a public information session Tuesday, Jan. 7 on a new water tank proposed for the Park View area. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Ave., and include visual displays and basic background information. Harrisonburg staff also will be available to answer questions until 8 p.m. Park ...More

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EMU’s Early Learning Center provides hands-on opportunity for education majors

Ride by Park View Mennonite Church on any given weekday afternoon, and you might catch a glimpse of toddlers harvesting vegetables, digging in the sandbox or just generally being kids. “They’re pretending a bear is after them right now,” said Rachel Diener, director of ...More

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Sunny skies for 1,000 volunteers behind Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale

The calendar declared that it’s autumn, but Mother Nature decided to stick with summer at least one more weekend, providing a warm backdrop for heated bidding and buying at the 47th annual Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale. Sunny skies prevailed and temperatures topped out at 85 degrees by the height of the sale early S ...More

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Carnival de Resistance brings earth-friendly performances, art, parade to Harrisonburg

Bicycles generated the necessary power, with a gently audible rhythm, for the sound system at gatherings of the recent Carnival de Resistance. Volunteers, including EMU students, took turns pedaling for the electricity. The energetic Carnival troupe began its two-city tour with 10 days in Harrisonburg, camping on ...More

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Living in an Asian slum to share journey of prayer, love, hope and justice

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EMU Development Director Provides Financial Care for Local Church Congregation

Recent family news took Phil and Loretta Helmuth into the future and the past at the same time. Three more grandchildren are due to arrive in March, which led Phil and Loretta to talk about striking a new balance between work and family – and its financial imp ...More

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UPDATE: Election-Day Communion Sweeping Across Nation

A CNN blog explaining the call for an election-day communion, written by Mennonite pastor Mark Schloneger (a graduate of EMU’s seminary), has attracted over 3,000 comments and even more “likes.” Nearly 800 congregations, schools, a ...More

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Renowned Children’s Storyteller to Appear With SVCC

Bill Wellington, a nationally recognized children’s storyteller, folk musician, song writer and dance caller, will join the Woofers and members of the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) for a concert and sing-along on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m., in Park ...More

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Yoders Named “Philanthropists of the Year”

Carol and Paul R. Yoder Jr. trace their charitable impulses to their respective sets of parents. “My parents always tithed, plus,” says Paul, referring to giving more than the biblical standard of 10 percent of one’s income. “They were farmers when I was growing up… I remember them borrowing money to support the missionaries until their wheat check came in.” After Pa ...More