Who are the Mennonites
The Laurel Street congregation is a part of Lancaster Mennonite Conference, Mennonite Church USA, and Mennonite World Conference. Our beginnings go back to the 16th century. We’ve taken our name from Menno Simons, one of the early prominent 16th century leaders; nevertheless we are first followers of Jesus
Christ in daily life -- a central value of our faith. Other central values include an emphasis on community, peacemaking and believers’ baptism.
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no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."
-- 1 Corinthians 3.11
“No one can truly know Christ unless they follow him in life.” -- Hans Denck
True evengelical faith
is of such a naturethat it cannot lie dormant, but manifests itself in all righteousness and works of love...
It seeks and serves and fears God,
clothes the naked,
feeds the hungry,
comforts the sorrowful,
shelters the destitute,
aids and consoles the sad,
returns good for evil,
serves those that harm it,
prays for those that persecute it,
teaches, admonishes, and reproves with the Word
of the Lord,
seeks that which is wounded,
heals that which is diseased and saves that
which is sound.
It has become all things toall people.