Twenty Years Ago

This week marks 20 years since Franconia conference voted to expel Germantown Mennonite Church from its body.  Germantown won’t celebrate it, and most won’t mourn it.  At this point, twenty years later, it’s just a fact.  We were removed from the conference because our baptism and welcome of folk who are queer was just too […]

Sing a New Song into Being

Since the Church retreat a few weeks ago, I’ve been thinking about the “Hymn-Off” we did that Sunday morning.  I had a song in mind to win, and it did not win.  My Life Flows On came in a close second to Wade in the Water. I’ve been trying to figure out why.  My LIfe […]


The ground beneath us shifted in 2017, and to be honest, it really messed me up.  I’ve been in a haze of sadness, anger, and most of all, uncertainty.  How do we live when the world is like this?  What do we do?  How do we respond? I’ve had no words.  Everything I’ve said has […]

Pentecost looks like fire

The following is the Pentecost sermon preached by Amy Yoder McGloughlin on 5.15.16.  It’s based on Acts 2: 1-21.   I’m constantly amazed at the ways that the church throughout the centuries has domesticated the Bible.   Take the Creation story.  The story of the creation of the first people on earth is one of […]