André Gingerich Stoner will speak on “The Nonviolent Cross: The Power of God” at 9:30 a.m. March 3 at Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge for the congregation’s annual Peace Sunday. Stoner is director of holistic witness and interchurch relations for Mennonite Church USA.
The public is invited to attend morning worship and stay for a noon dinner. Following the meal Eden’s high school seniors will read peace essays they have written for Peace Sunday.
Stoner’s 6:30 p.m. presentation, also on March 3, is planned for Eden and area youth. Stoner will present “Stories from a Christian Pacifist on a U.S. Military Base,” based on his Mennonite Central Committee work in the 1980s when he built relationships with military personnel at a nuclear weapons base in Germany. He and his wife, Cathy, helped found the Military Counseling Network.
Activities for Eden’s Peace Sunday have been planned by the church’s Peace Committee.
Stoner nurtures evangelism, church planting and peace and justice witness within Mennonite Church USA. He also cultivates the denomination’s relationships with other Christians, both within the Anabaptist family of churches and in the broader body of Christ. He lives in South Bend, Ind.
Eden Church is at 401 18th Ave., rural Moundridge. It is 4 miles west, 2 miles north of Moundridge and at the corner of Cherokee and 18th.
For information, phone the church office at 620-345-8320.