Visitors

Visitor Information

You are most welcome to join us for worship. Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 9:30 AM, with contemplative worship preparation beginning at 9:15 AM. Children are welcome! If you have additional questions or would like to personally contact one of our pastors, send an e-mail to:

Pastor Theda Good:  theda.fmcdenver@gmail.com
Pastor Tory Doerksen:  tory.fmcdenver@gmail.com

Parking

Parking is available in our parking lot located at 9th Avenue and Elati St. (west side of the church) or on the street on 9th Avenue, Elati St. or Delaware St. There are no parking restrictions on Sunday.

Main Entrance

The main entrance to the church is located on the north side of the building on 9th Avenue.

Welcome and Information Center

Materials describing the congregation and Mennonite denomination are available near the coat racks in the foyer.

Dress

Casual dress.

For Children and Youth

 

  • Nursery Care for children ages 1-4 during the worship service.
  • Christian Education classes at 11:00 AM on Sundays (except Summer).  Classes for this school year include a 2 year old class for those turning 2 by October 1.
  • Monthly Groups:

Venture Club – grade 3-5
JYF – grade 6-8
MYF – grade 9-12

About First Mennonite

First Mennonite Church is affiliated with the Mennonite denomination. The Mennonites are named after Menno Simons, one of our early church leaders, and are rooted historically in the “Anabaptist” movement (Switzerland, 1525). Some primary Anabaptist values then and now are following Jesus Christ in life through service, rejection of violence, and joy in participatory worship. First Mennonite has been in the Lincoln-La Alma neighborhood since 1941. Over the years, the church has become a strong community of faith for Mennonites and others who seek a place where service, non-violence, and a strong worshiping tradition are carried forward. The church also supports and is involved in a variety of missions to give aid to those in need locally and abroad. These include the Ten Thousand Villages store in Cherry Creek which sells products that bring fair wages to third-world producers, direct assistance for rent and utilities, housing and meeting space for a number of urban organizations, and supporting the Denver Victim Offender Reconciliation Program. The national and local offices for DOOR “ Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection “ are also located in our church campus. This congregation enjoys celebratory worship, Biblical and contemporary preaching, and a wide variety of music, including youth and adult choirs, a cappella singing, and a range of instrumental participation. Our core values include: community, simplicity, peace, and service in the Spirit of Christ.

Becoming part of First Mennonite

Here are some typical steps toward becoming involved in this congregation:

  • Visit the worship service.
  • Chat with the pastor or other members about the congregation.
  • If you plan to attend regularly, you may have your name, address, phone number, and email included in the church directory. You will be given a church mailbox and added to our email list.
  • You may join an existing or new small group (for social interaction, study, special interest).
  • You may become involved in a worship service role, in one of our outreach ministries, or in committee and organizational work.
  • You may become a member. Any of our pastors would be happy to discuss the process of becoming a member with you.

For more information about Mennonites,

Click here to visit the website of Mennonite Church USA.
Click here to visit the website of Mountain States Mennonite Conference.
Click here to visit the website of Third Way Cafe. Third Way Cafe, produced by MennoMedia, provides information, both history and present-day thinking from an Anabaptist viewpoint – particularly that of Mennonites.

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