About Us

Pasadena Mennonite Church is an Anabaptist community of people from all over the Los Angeles, CA area. We gather in Pasadena on Sundays and live out the rest of the week, both together and in our personal spaces, committed to the work, teaching, and witness of Jesus. As followers of Jesus, we seek authentic fellowship with one another and the world, working, as Jesus taught us, on behalf of the poor and dispossessed to bring peace, justice, and joy.

Our Sunday meeting is held at 10:00AM, with fellowship beginning at 10:00 and worship beginning at 10:30, at 1041 N. Altadena Ave; Pasadena, CA 91107 in the fellowship hall of the Pasadena Church of the Brethren.

Partner with Us on Our Journey

Pasadena Mennonite Church is an open community that celebrates and affirms that all people are created in God’s image. We believe that all people are worthy of dignity and respect whatever one's socio-economic status, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation or identity, age, marital status, physical or mental ability, immigration status, education, politics, culture, or other life situations. We invite all to partner with us as fellow journeyers and pilgrims, members and leaders, and as full participants in the life of our covenant community.

Our Values

Though we have many values and commitments, some of our central values include:

Discipleship

We seek to be followers of Jesus. His life and mission is the lens through which we view the world and our place in it. Believing that Jesus is best known incarnationally, we strive to be doers of Jesus’ teachings, enactors of the Sermon on the Mount, and “embodiers” of his presence as a body of peace and justice. Simply put, we think that Jesus told us all that stuff about loving our neighbors because he wanted us to actually do it. We long to know Jesus more and to reflect that relationship in the world.

 

Community

We believe that we are not merely a ramshackle collection of individuals, but a community of Jesus’ body. Thus, we strive to work out life together in community, pushing each other forward in discipleship, sharing our talents and resources for the good of our sisters and brothers. We commit to fostering a community of non-conformity and resistance to the “normative” systems of the world, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, nationalism, war profiteering, and materialism. To be Mennonite is to be weird. We embrace that and look for the unruly Holy Spirit to move among us and shape us to be weird.

 

Peace & Justice

We are committed to being a peace church. Peace means more than the absence of conflict. We live in a world of perpetual war and systemic violence. We commit to be wagers of peace, seeking justice for the least and striving to reconcile ourselves with our neighbors, God’s Creation, and God. We believe that God can be found on the margins, and so we seek to become one with those on the margins, to be allies and accomplices for true peace and reconciliation, as Jesus taught us.

Who Are Mennonites?

No we don’t wear bonnets and all black, nor do we ride in buggies, though a number of us have beards (but not like those beards!). You wouldn’t be able to pick us out in a crowd by our dress, though we share a common history with those groups you might be thinking of. Want to know more about what a Mennonite is? Then, you might want to click here.