Statement of Welcome
In January 2013, ten Mennonites gathered in a home in the Benton-Stephens neighborhood for a potluck and singing, and Columbia Mennonite Fellowship was born. Since then we have continued to eat and sing and share life together, meeting on the last Saturday of every month in one another’s homes as well as for other activities and fellowship. In the summer of 2014 we joined the Supportive Communities Network, a group of Mennonite and Brethren congregations and communities who welcome LGBTQ people into fellowship (see our statement of welcome above).
Who We Are
We are a mix of ethnic and non-ethnic Mennonites/Anabaptists, and we share commitments to peace, simplicity, and community. All are welcome to join with us. Here is a little bit more about us:
We are Mennonites by birth and Mennonites by choice.
And we are those who love them.
We are young and old.
We are from places like Kansas and Pennsylvania; Indiana and Texas; Vietnam and the Philippines.
Some of us quilt and garden and cook from Simply in Season.
Some of us don’t.
Some of us worship with other faith communities on Sunday mornings.
Some of us have PhD’s and some of us haven’t even started Kindergarten.
We are married and single and partnered, parents and parents-to-be.
We are believers and doubters and lovers of peace.
Some of us are in Columbia to stay, and some of us are just passing through.
And we welcome anyone who would like to join us!