Our group, although small is culturally diverse and includes those born and raised Mennonite as well as those who have adopted Mennonite/Anabaptist ideas. We try to be inclusive, without judgement, of anyone who wishes to travel with us. So, what’s important to us is striving to be a community that seeks to behave like Jesus. Belief follows along as we go and we don’t all agree on what we believe. Instead, what unites us is …
As members of the Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship we seek to build God’s kingdom by …
- worshipping God and increasing our knowledge and understanding of His work as revealed to us in the Holy Scriptures;
- being a sharing and caring community of believers sensitive to the needs of each other and those around us following the example of Jesus Christ;
- providing a Mennonite/Anabaptist presence and peace witness in our community.
If you’re not from a Mennonite background the terms Mennonite and Anabaptist may be unfamiliar and come with stereotypes of Old Order Mennonites and the Amish. Though some of us have roots in those communities none of us drive horse and buggy to church. There is a Mennonite culture that we value as the heritage and traditions of some of our group. But more important to us is our roots in the Anabaptist tradition of faith: peacemaking, active faith, loyal to Kingdom of God, following the teachings of Jesus. You can find out more here
Our worship services are very casual. Various people take turns leading the service, leading the singing, and speaking. We enjoy a sharing time in our service where anyone can share an inspirational thought, something they are celebrating or concerns they might have that we can pray about.
Decisions are made as a group in Fellowship meetings by consensus. We value everyone’s input. The Steering Committee is responsible for financial administration and determining Fellowship meeting agenda, under the direction of the fellowship.
We are a member of the regional church Mennonite Church Eastern Canada