Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice.
It's been 100 years since we first started responding to basic human needs in southern Russia (present-day Ukraine). Now, we continue to work for relief, development and peace all over the world.
To mark 100 years of sharing God’s love and compassion, and your generosity and partnership through the decades, we invite you to explore stories from MCC’s decades of work around the world.
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Presentation by Michelle Armster
In February 2020, as part of an MCC centennial celebration, Michelle Armster, executive director of MCC Central States, reflected on MCC’s 100 years of serving in the name of Christ and the theme of, “We’ve come this far by faith.” We invite you to experience her presentation, which is based on Hebrews 11.
The celebration was held at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, a location central to MCC’s story. In July of 1920, five men gathered at P.C. Hiebert's home, which stood where Tabor College is today, to work at finding a way to ease the suffering of their friends and family in southern Russia (present-day Ukraine). Each was representing a different Mennonite or Mennonite Brethren group. Their various differences were set aside for the greater good and they quickly organized with folks in Elkhart, Indiana, where MCC began later in July 1920. (Top photo: Michelle Armster speaks during the Feb. 29 event. MCC photo/Michael Klaassen)