We are called to be followers of Christ
seeking God's will through the Holy Spirit
sharing the good news of love, peace, healing, and hope
through worship, fellowship, and service
in our community, our city, and beyond.
We welcome all persons without regard to their race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, social status, education, ability, or any other factor subject to discrimination and exclusion in our world.
In the midst of a world hungry for wholeness and thirsty for truth, God is calling us to come together as God's people. The Church is to be the body of Christ, a sign of God’s reign of peace and salvation. This is the call we strive to fulfill here at Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church.
We are in a period of reflection and preparation as we move to new pastoral leadership. Through 2019 we are led by experienced, credentialed Mennonite pastors Luann Yutzy, transitional pastor and Eric Buller, interim pastor.
Our worship begins just before 9:30 a.m. We gather in the sanctuary (room 122) to sit in a padded wooden pew and listen to the musical prelude. Clothing style is anywhere from casual to Sunday best depending on individual desire. We read scripture together, listen to a spoken sermon by the pastor, and enjoy worship music - including hymns sung in four-part harmony from the Mennonite Hymnal. Often our adult choir, led by a skilled director, sings an anthem keyed to the morning's theme. Children are welcome in the sanctuary if they are comfortable participating or sitting quietly. A staffed nursery is provided on the second floor (room 204).
After the worship service concludes around 10:30 a.m. we move to the basement gathering space (Fellowsip hall, room B-7). After 15 minutes of coffee and conversation, we go to our choice of Sunday school classes in rooms on all three floors. The Sunday bulletin provides a list of the classes. All activities are completed by about 11:45 a.m.
Visitors may park in the north lot off of Lorraine Avenue. Enter the worship center building at the ground level double glass doors under the drive-through canopy. We have a short stairway to the main level, and an elevator if needed. You will be met by a designated Sundary greeter, and by other attendees. Restrooms and coat racks are in the north lobby. As you approach the sanctuary, an usher will hand you a Sunday bulletin and help you find a seat location that is comfortable for you.
We welcome immigrants and assist the International Rescue Committee.