Take a tour of MennoMedia

When I was a kid, it was a big deal to tour BOTH the Mennonite Publishing House in Scottdale, Pa., and Mennonite Broadcasts Inc. in Harrisonburg, Va., when our family from Indiana vacationed in the east. Hey, there were NO theme parks back then. These were the forerunners of today’s MennoMedia agency, which serves both Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada producing faith-based resources.

Today you can tour our U.S. home base without burning any fossil fuel with this quick virtual tour.

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A pull-up sign near the door reminds staff and visitors of the mission of MennoMedia.

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A bulletin board highlights some of the newer resources and news headlines.

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The cover for Shirley Showalter’s memoir, Blush (forthcoming fall 2013), hovers at one stairway. Showalter is a popular blogger and former Goshen College president

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Comedic actor Ted Swartz’s cover for Laughter Is Sacred Space peeks around another corner.

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The amazing story of Dan Terry, ambushed in Afghanistan in 2010, becomes a legacy for new generations through DVD and biography by storyteller Jonathan Larson.

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An efficient warehouse with thousands of curricular materials, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, books, websites, and more move from shelf to packing area and out the door. Even with the more cutting edge stuff we produce and share, it is always foundational to see Martyrs Mirror from 1660 still being purchased and read (or maybe used as booster chairs?) today.

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Visitors can browse the little store by our front desk weekdays 8-4:30, but virtual visitors can shop our store 24-7!

That’s probably enough for today’s tour and we haven’t even introduced the people waiting to create, share, and send you even more resources, but some people are touchy about pictures so I just went with bricks and mortar today.

We also have offices in Waterloo, Ont., and Newton, Kan., as well as a scattering of staff members throughout both countries. There might just be one living and working in your hometown.

What resources can you help us dream up?

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Your friendly guide, Melodie Davis, writer/producer and Another Way columnist.

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