At First Mennonite Church, we are doing our best to follow God’s call to us to be a spiritual family that worships, serves and grows in faith together across boundaries of language and culture. Our community includes people from diverse cultural, racial, socio-economic and denominational backgrounds.
In our vision statement, we recognize ourselves to be “Called to be God’s people of healing and hope.” As followers of Jesus Christ, we do our best to:
- be strengthened at our core (Ephesians 3:16)
- receive the stranger with generosity (Matthew 25:31-43)
- attract and invite people to a life of faith in Christ (Matthew 28:19-20)
- engage in the task of reconciliation in the world (2 Corinthians 5:18)
We don’t always succeed at these things. We stumble as we try to follow Jesus. For us, the important thing is that we stumble together, as many diverse individuals, called together into God’s family.