Welcome to Pasadena Mennonite Church!
We are an Anabaptist community of people from throughout the Los Angeles, CA area—meeting in Pasadena.
Our Sunday gatherings begin with fellowship at 10:00am and worship beginning at 10:30am.
As a Mennonite community we value Christ centered-worship, community, and active peace-making.
We are convinced that Jesus came to turn this world upside-down, and invites us to follow.
Mennonites claim to be a people of peace. But what does it mean to be a people of peace? Though, through time, the notion of “peace” that Mennonites have embraced has shifted, at no point was peace ever simply relegated to an inner-heart peace that did not impact the way one existed in the world.
Jesus washes his disciples’ feet. And he even washes the feet of the one who would betray him because Jesus washes feet indiscriminately. He serves all indiscriminately. Are there people in our community whose feet you do not want to wash? Are they your Judas? Do you not agree with their “lifestyle”? Or do you simply not wish to place yourself in such an intimate relationship with another? Similarly, do you seek to avoid having your feet washed? Why?
This week, in our series, we shifted from our focus on community to a focus on mission, but this shift begins with a bit of a bridge idea. How do we, as a church, embrace our commitment to welcome and create space for whomever is next to partner with us on our common mission, our common journey behind Jesus?