Who we are at
We are a community of people drawn together by the Holy Spirit and a common commitment to the way of Jesus Christ. We understand our community to be a gift from the generous heart of God. We believe our calling to be a source of love, healing and hope to all we encounter.
We are a congregation of 150 members. We are a member congregation of the Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA. We also support the global Mennonite Church through our relationship with Mennonite World Conference.
We gather weekly for worship and Christian education.
Our children are a priority and we do our best to tend to their needs and to communicate God’s unconditional love for them just as they are.
Through our safe sanctuary program, we work together to create a safe and nurturing environment for all ages.
Landisville Mennonite Church traces its beginnings to the arrival of Mennonites in the Landisville area in 1721. The first official meeting-house was a log structure that was likely built between 1740 and 1756.
It is one of the oldest meeting houses standing in its original location in the country. Our current meeting-house was built in 1996 and is located at 3320 Bowman Road.
Music is an essential aspect of our common life, and we celebrate its variety in worship. Sometimes we sing a cappella, sometimes with instrumental accompaniment, sometimes with a worship team. We welcome the musical gifts of all.
While we do have pastoral staff, we consider our congregation to be led and tended by the whole body. We welcome diverse voices in our preaching ministry. We call upon our members to serve in leadership roles of all kinds. We count on the wisdom of the entire community as we seek the Holy Spirit’s leading together.
We know that the land we inhabit once belonged to the Susquehannock peoples. We seek to honor those who tended the ground before us, and to treat the earth as the gift it is.
We believe we are called to reach beyond the walls of our congregation to offer love and care to the world around us. We do so individually and corporately, through partnerships with ministries both locally and globally.
We understand the way of Jesus to be the way of peace. We believe we are called to work to overcome evil with good, to seek peace and pursue it, and to love our neighbors and our enemies as we love God and ourselves.
We are working at growing in our awareness of the sin of racism, and in our commitment to becoming an anti-racist community.
Our community and beyond
Trees, Bees and Butterflies: provides resources and opportunities for us to work at creation care
Anti-racism study group: provides resources and opportunities for us to work at dismantling racism
Clothing bank: open to our surrounding community during the school year
Sewing group: monthly gathering for fellowship and projects benefiting Mennonite Central Committee
Zion meals: we join Zion Lutheran Church once a month to provide meals to our local community members
Palestine Twinning Initiative: https://mennopin.org/mennonite-twinning-initiative-with-gaza