What We Believe:
Because Mennonites are centered in Christ, and our faith is biblically grounded, we have much in common with other Christians who are biblically based: God is all-loving and all-powerful; Jesus Christ is the full embodiment of God’s Word and is Lord of all; the Holy Spirit is God’s transforming presence within us; and we are rescued from our own self-destruction by letting go of our self-centeredness and control, putting our lives in God’s hands, and trusting the living Jesus Christ to live through us.
Mennonites are descendants of a group of Christians that began in Europe during the Reformation in 1525. While holding to commonly held Christians beliefs, we give special emphasis to following all Jesus’ teachings: Love, Compassion, Service and Faith.
Of course, today’s Mennonites are diverse and come from all walks of life and from many countries, with many nationalities. We teach that the church should be a loving community that cares and supports each other. We also teach that Christians should love and live together in peace with all of God’s creation. Our love compels us to help those in need, in all God’s lands. For this reason, we support local and international agencies that offer relief to people in times of crisis around the globe.
If you are looking for a community of Christians with whom you can grow spiritually and live out your faith, then be our guest this Sunday.
What is the atmosphere?
We are a warm and welcoming congregation. Because Cedar Street Mennonite Church is a small restart, you’ll find our services intimate, casual and friendly for all ages. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.
What do I wear?
Because the Cedar Street Mennonite Church is a family-style community and a place to call home, there is no distinctive dress code. All that’s needed is for you to show up in your comfortable, casual attire to receive the help, healing and hope that you desire. We hope to see you soon.
We invite you to be a part of our caring, growing church. God’s love for his creation is unending, inclusive and eternal; and so too is the love you’ll find at the Cedar Street Mennonite Church. Everyone is welcome: all ages, races, ethnicities, or any other difference your mind might imagine. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us this Sunday; or if you still have questions, please give our office a call or read our Pastor’s Letter here. We look forward to welcoming you.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” - Psalm 34:18
One of the greatest privileges we have as a church is the privilege of coming along side others in the midst of their grief or sorrow. We desire to serve the spiritual and emotional needs of you and your family in this time of sorrow and pray for your peace.
Memorial services at Cedar Street Mennonite Church facility are available in three-hour increments for a nominal fee, including service and optional reception in the kitchen/dining area, based on availability.
Give our office a call for help in planning a worship service and optional reception that honors the life of your loved one and celebrates the hope we have in Jesus Christ.
“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands, and remain in his love.” - John 15:9-10
Your wedding is more than just a ceremony. Marriage is a covenant intended by God to be a lifelong relationship. We believe in the sacredness of marriage as described throughout the Bible and are committed to providing a beautiful venue for your wedding as well as a biblical foundation for each marriage. Couples wishing to marry at Cedar Street Mennonite Church are asked to participate in premarital counseling with the pastor. Please direct any questions you may have about scheduling a rehearsal, wedding, optional reception, and any fees to our office.
“Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” - Mark 11:24
Cedar Street Mennonite Church believes in the power of prayer and will pray for any of your needs in our regular services and in our waking hours. Simply complete the prayer request form found our this web site, or schedule a visit, and we will begin.
We also welcome the opportunity to visit in your homes, hospitals or in other places for prayer, to share a scripture reading or to answer any questions. Please call our office and let the healing power of prayer begin.
“I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me in.” - Matthew 25:35
Cedar Street Mennonite Church offers many opportunities for serving as volunteers. We seek to meet needs in the Chambersburg community and welcome volunteers to help us.
The Mennonite Church maintains a relief center at 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway South, Chambersburg where there are many opportunities to volunteer almost daily.
There are also occasional opportunities to serve on a work team, both domestically and internationally, through our works with the Mennonite Central Relief Committee.