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Dr. Sofia Samatar to Speak at Adult Forum

Next Tuesday morning, Sept, 14, at 10:00 a.m., our Adult Forum group will welcome (via Zoom) Dr. Sofia Samatar, poet, novelist, and Assistant Professor of  English at James Madison University. She is writing a book on the emigration of Ukrainian Mennonites eastward across the Russian steppes and the hospitality they found among Muslim settlers. She will speak to us about her research into this remarkable story and perhaps about her upcoming book.

Everyone interested is welcome to attend.  Contact for the Zoom link.




Citizenship for All Rally

Immigrant Dignity Coalition
3rd and Walnut
September 2nd, 4pm

Join the Immigrant Dignity Coalition outside Senator Rob Portman’s office in downtown Cincinnati to demand citizenship for all! The rally concludes a 14-week summer campaign to turn up the heat on Congress. Masks are required at the rally, rides are available.

Can’t be there in person? Tune in to our Facebook live, beginning 15 or so minutes after the rally starts.

Tues. July 27 ~ Zoom Meeting with Sheriff McGuffey

Save the Date for Tuesday, July 27th, at 7:00pm. We are inviting all CMF folks to join a Zoom Meeting with Hamilton County Sheriff McGuffey. Her campaign promised to address mass incarceration, racial injustice, and immigration reform. This meeting will be led by Amos Project and will be done in a “spirit of shared accountability to make concrete progress.”

Register HERE.


Brian Moll at #MennoCon21

(Photo Courtesy of Ed Diller)


From Anabaptist World, “MennoCon21 opens with calls to bring peace amid life’s storms.”

The theme for the July 6-10 event is “Bring the Peace!”

Offering words of welcome, Brian Moll, pastor of Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship, said the charge to bring peace “feels very appropriate in a world filled with tension.” He cited “science being politicized and weaponized” during the pandemic, the gaining of “some measure of justice” after the police killing of George Floyd, and the need to acknowledge that “we are standing on land stolen from our Indigenous neighbors.”

“We are on a journey of reconciliation, and each of us has a role to play to bring the peace,” Moll said.



“Moral March on Manchin”

From Cincinnati to Charleston, WV

On June 14, CMF’s Clair Hochstetler drove one of three carloads of people with the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign from Cincinnati to West Virginia for the “Moral March on Manchin.”

Photo: “What we taped to and signed on his office door on June 14 at the end of our Moral March on Manchin. Apparently it had its intended effect because after that he issued a compromise regarding the ‘For the People Act’ which the Democratic party actually got behind!” (Clair Hochstetler)

For those interested, HERE is a link to an hour-long recording Clair made of speakers at the “very inspirational and impassioned rally held prior to the march on Manchin’s office” in Charleston, WV.  “I turned on the recorder just after Dr. William Barber introduced himself.” (Dr. Barber is co-leader of the National Poor People’s Campaign and the first speaker that day)

Mennonite Arts Weekend, 2020

Mennonite Arts Weekend, 2020

Mennonite Arts Weekend is a biennial gathering that brings together artists and art enthusiasts for a weekend of presentations, workshops, performances and worship, celebrating the power of creative expression in its many forms (fine arts, music, theater, writing, and more).  

The 2020 Weekend opened with  introductions of the Weekend’s artist-presenters and musical performances, followed by the keynote address, “The Lights of Home,” by Evie Yoder Miller. The weekend concluded with a Sunday morning worship service at 10:15.  Visit the MAW website for more details!

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September 2021

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  • (Zoom) CMF Social Hour
  • Covenant Signing
  • In-Person Church Service (see options below)
  • (Zoom) Adult Forum
  • (Zoom) CMF Social Hour
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  • In-Person Church Service (see options below)
  • (Zoom) CMF Congregational Meeting
  • (Zoom) Adult Forum
  • Community Meal
  • (Zoom) CMF Social Hour
  • (Zoom) Men's Group
  • In-Person Church Service (see options below)
  • (Zoom) Adult Forum
  • (Zoom) CMF Church Council
  • Reds-Pittsburgh game 6:40pm.
  • (Zoom) TTV Board Meeting
  • (Zoom) CMF Social Hour
  • In-Person Church Service (see options below)
  • (Zoom) Adult Forum
  • Community Meal
  • (Zoom) CMF Social Hour