Quiz of the MennoYear

People often ask me, “How do Mennonites celebrate New Year’s Eve”? Not really.  I don’t think anyone’s ever asked me that. But they should – because I have an answer waiting.  Can you guess? That’s right. The answer is: It depends. Apparently, my ancestors in Russia celebrated New Year’s Eve along with their Ukrainian neighbours … More Quiz of the MennoYear

Of Trees and Tinsel in Mennotopia*

Ah, the Christmas Tree. If you’ve been prowling around the internet wondering about Mennonite Christmas traditions (and, really, who hasn’t?), you may be under the impression that Mennonites don’t DO Christmas Trees. They are either too frivolous or too worldly. But here we come, again, up against that single unifying truth among Mennonites — that … More Of Trees and Tinsel in Mennotopia*