Who We Are
We are a small diverse urban Mennonite congregation wanting to be salt and light in our Cabbage Hill corner of Lancaster, PA. We gather every Sunday morning in the name of Jesus to worship, study the scriptures together, share joys and pray for the needs among us. We strive to foster healthy friendships, a safe place for our children and youth, and joyful laughter and fun for everyone.
Various age groups meet to learn how to follow Jesus in the midst of our daily, sometimes difficult lives. Each of us is imperfect and wounded by painful experiences, but we have received the abundant grace of God and want to pass it on!
We count it as a privilege to be active in our neighborhood in such ways as Day Camp for children, collaborating with Cabbage Hill neighbors, sponsoring health fairs, "Go Green" events, service projects, diversity days, game nights, music festivals and more.
Our doors are open for you to visit us anytime!
Who are the Mennonites?
The Laurel Street congregation is a part of Atlantic Coast 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.
Explore our website, the website of Mennonite Church USA, or MennoLink to learn more about Anabaptism.
“For 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 Evangelical Faith - Menno Simons
True evangelical faith is of such a nature it cannot lie dormant, but spreads itself out in all kinds of righteousness and fruits of love; it dies to flesh and blood; it destroys all lusts and forbidden desires; it seeks, serves and fears God in its inmost soul; it clothes the naked; it feeds the hungry; it comforts the sorrowful; it shelters the destitute; it aids and consoles the sad; it does good to those who do it harm; it serves those that harm it; it prays for those who persecute it; it teaches, admonishes and judges us with the Word of the Lord; it seeks those who are lost; it binds up what is wounded; it heals the sick; it saves what is strong; it becomes all things to all people. The persecution, suffering and anguish that come to it for the sake of the Lord’s truth have become a glorious joy and comfort to it.