We are called Mennonites. Much more importantly, we are followers of Jesus Christ. Jesus is not some obscure or mythological figure, friends. He is the living God who created you with a purpose. He calls men and women everywhere to “abundant life” – a life in relationship with Him where there is joy, peace and deep soul-satisfaction. Life with Him never ends, for it is eternal life. So, we are called Mennonites, but we are just ordinary people who love Jesus and are serious about life with Him. We take His Word (the Bible) literally and seek to obey all of it, not just the popular parts. Our adherence to the Bible makes us different, and although people may be fascinated by our culture, there is no salvation in a culture. There is salvation only in the name of Jesus Christ. You are warmly welcomed to come and see us for yourself. Check out our service schedule, or contact us as you wish. We would love to meet you!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."John 3:16
Welcome to our services! We practice the teachings of the New Testament in literal ways. These are the things you can expect to observe or participate in if you come:
Everyone can join in the four-part harmony.
To show reverence and respect to God, we kneel to pray.
This is the version we use in corporate worship.
But don't let that scare you away! You are welcomed as you are.
For ages 4 and up
Again, visitors are welcomed to sit wherever they are most comfortable.
9:45 A.M. Sunday School
10:45 A.M. Worship
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Service begins at 7:45 P.M.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Prayer meeting begins at 7:45 P.M.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
A. Most definitely. Please do.
A. This is not expected or necessary. Just walk in. However, if you wish to call ahead, you are most welcome.
A. You are welcomed as you are. There are no requirements of visitors, so dress as you are comfortable. However, if you wish to know how you would best fit in, dress formally and without exposed arms, legs, or neckline. Men may wish to wear a suit and women a long skirt. But again, there are no requirements for visitors.
A. Non-Mennonite visitors are not unusual for our church, so don’t feel like
you are the first. People will likely be curious and ask you questions, so
feel free to ask questions in return. This is how we learn from each other.
Sometimes people are afraid they will be rejected, looked down upon, or not welcomed by us Mennonites. This is certainly not the case. We hope you will find us courteous, friendly, respectful, open and welcoming.
A. Most people who ask that question are asking if we adhere to the lifestyle of the Old Order Amish made popular by Hollywood (horses and buggies, no electricity or telephones, rumspringa, barn raisings, etc.). No, we are not Amish in the sense. However, we share the same core beliefs and a common history with the Old Order Amish, so there are similarities.
A. Mennonites are named after an influential 16 th century leader called Menno Simons.
Mennonites are one of the main groups of Anabaptists.
“Anabaptists” was a name given to a group of Reformation-era (1500s) Christians who disagreed with the Protestants. Anabaptists believed that only adults should be baptized and that the church must remain separated from the state. Their enemies called them Anabaptists, “re-baptizers”. Anabaptism began in Switzerland and the Netherlands, but persecution brought many to North America. Today they include Hutterites, Amish, Mennonites and Brethren in Christ.
A. Many Mennonite churches today have assimilated completely into the surrounding culture, and thus bear the name “Mennonite” because of a cultural or historical heritage, and not because they live by the tenets of historic Anabaptism. Conservative Mennonites in Ontario broke away from the general Mennonite conference in the 1960s because of a desire to remain “plain” or different from society. We believe the Bible teaches us to be separate from the world, and strive to live this out in such practical areas as clothing, fashions, vehicles, music, recreation, etc.
A. The New Testament specifically teaches that Christian women should be veiled.
See 1 Corinthians 11:1-16. The cap-style veil is traditional and is the
specific application we have chosen to use. Click the following link for more information.