MennoMedia sells ThirdWay.com

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Beginning November 18, 2019, the content available at ThirdWay.com will transition back to ThirdWayCafe.com. The ThirdWay.com domain has been sold to an office furniture company. Over the next year, much of the content from Third Way Café will be incorporated into Mennonite Church USA platforms, as a part of a new strategy to promote closer collaboration between MennoMedia and Mennonite Church USA.

ThirdWay.com and ThirdWayCafe.com will both be down on November 18, 2019 as the transition begins. Watch for ThirdWayCafe.com to be up again by November 20, 2019.

Third Way Café was started in 1998 to provide online information about Mennonites and Anabaptist faith. Since then, denominational websites have been developed, eliminating the need for a separate site.

Third Way was a part of Mennonite Mission Network from its inception in 1998 until 2011, when ThirdWay Media merged with Mennonite Publishing Network to become MennoMedia. The site first started as ThirdWayCafe.com.

“This is big, exciting news for us at MennoMedia,” said Amy Gingerich, MennoMedia’s publisher. “It’s a change that will allow us to partner and collaborate more closely with MC USA as well as allow us to have a fresh new website that better serves congregations and customers.”

Changes to Canadian Ordering for SHINE and Herald Press products

New MennoMedia.ca website launches on April 1, 2019

Herald Press books, MennoMedia Shine curriculum, and periodicals will be much easier for Canadians to order, beginning April 1, 2019.

Beginning April 1 Canadian customers should order Shine products and periodicals from MennoMedia.ca.  This site is brand new and exclusively for our Canadian customers and churches.  Our new site shows prices in Canadian dollars and you will pay in Canadian dollars.  No more conversion fees to US dollars.  You will need a credit or debit card to use the site.

The new MennoMedia.ca website will also have a direct link to CommonWord, where churches or individuals wanting Herald Press books can order them directly. CommonWord is the Bookstore and Resource Centre of Mennonite Church Canada and Canadian Mennonite University.

All orders for Herald Press products should now be placed with CommonWord for faster shipping and best pricing.

We believe the new MennoMedia.ca website and partnership with CommonWord will make ordering MennoMedia/Herald Press products much easier for Canadians.

 

 

 

 

April Yamasaki of British Columbia new editor of Purpose Magazine

News release
March 12, 2019

April Yamasaki of British Columbia new editor of Purpose Magazine

HARRISONBURG, VA—April Yamasaki has been selected as the new editor for Purpose magazine, a monthly magazine published by MennoMedia that offers stories of inspiration and promise.

Yamasaki is an ordained minister with 25 years of experience in pastoral ministry. She currently serves as Resident Author with Valley CrossWay Church in Abbotsford, B.C., and speaks widely in other churches and ministry settings. She’s a member at Emmanuel Mennonite Church.

April has written and published widely on spiritual growth and Christian living—both online and in print publications, including Christian Century, Christianity Today, The Redbud Post, Godspace, Vision, Leader, and Rejoice! Her published books include Sacred Pauses, Ordinary Time with Jesus, and Four Gifts.

April has a master of arts in theological studies from Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., and a bachelor of arts from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

Staff Release
Mennonite Media
More information: Amy Gingerich at 540 908 3926 or AmyG@mennomedia.org.