Messenger magazine receives awards

'Playlist of Mercy and Hope' essay on Messenger Online

Messenger, the Church of the Brethren magazine, has received two awards from the Associated Church Press. The first is an award of excellence for publisher Wendy McFadden’s online essay “A Playlist of Mercy and Hope.” The second award is an honorable mention for redesign of the Messenger website.

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Of McFadden’s essay, the judges wrote, “Outstanding personal experience writing--clear, emotionally resonant, and engaging. A true pleasure to read.” Find the essay at

The honorable mention for redesign of the Messenger website is an affirmation of the transformation of the previous site, which offered just a few informational pages, into the new Messenger Online. The new website features several articles from each month’s print edition, as well as a few online-only articles. The redesign was carried out by Russ Otto, website designer, and Jan Fischer Bachman, website producer.

Find the website at .

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