Orrville Mennonite Church

1305 W. Market St. Orrville, Ohio 44667

We are dedicated to loving God and loving people

 

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 Organizations we are a part of

Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA is a collection of over 70 Mennonite congregations in Ohio. Orrville Mennonite is one of these congregations.

Mennonite Church USA  is an Anabaptist Christian denomination with more than 109,000 members in 44 states. A total of 21 area conferences serve as regional offices or districts for our 939 congregations. Together all parts of Mennonite Church USA strive to bring Christ’s healing and hope to others by identifying and joining God’s work in the world. Orrville Mennonite is one of these congregations.

Mennonite World Conference is a global Community of Anabaptist-related Churches including Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.

Missions & Organizations We Support

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) - a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.

Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale is a fundraiser event held annually at Central Christian School. Proceeds from its quilt auction, food stands, wood auctions, and other donated items are sent to Mennonite Central Committee.

Mennonite Mission Network (MMN) is the mission agency of Mennonite Church USA. They currently support workers and ministries in more than 50 countries. 

 MDS (MDS)  is a volunteer network through which various constituencies of the Anabaptist church can respond to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States.

Camp Luz  is a local Christian camp owned and operated by the Ohio Mennonite Camp Association, Inc. The camp has been hosting individuals, groups and families for summer camps, retreats, reunions and other gatherings since 1953. Camp Luz is a member of the Mennonite Camping Association.

Central Christian School is a private Christian School in Kidron, Ohio.  It is owned and operated by the Ohio Conference of the Mennonite Church. Central Christian is accredited by the State of Ohio and is a member of the Mennonite Education Agency.

Peace and Justice Links

Mennonite Church USA – View resources available on current peace & justice topics.

 

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) - CPT places violence-reduction teams in crisis situations and militarized areas around the world at the invitation of local peace and human rights workers. CPT embraces the vision of unarmed intervention waged by committed peacemakers ready to risk injury and death in bold attempts to transform lethal conflict through the nonviolent power of God’s truth and love.

Sojourners is well known for their magazine publication, and has a mission to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.

Other Resources

Third Way Cafe - Third Way Café was created to provide information, both history and present-day thinking from an Anabaptist viewpoint – particularly that of Mennonites. Third Way Café offers more than 3,000 pages of Mennonite information, audio files, video clips, essays, reviews, scriptures and conversation. 

Third Way Media (formerly known as Mennonite Media) produces electronic and public media on behalf of the Mennonite Church, inviting individuals to faith and challenging the church to faithfulness. Staff produce documentaries for national TV, DVDs, radio programs and Web sites, write newspaper columns, and much more.

Mennonite Publishing Networking is the publishing agency of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada and provides materials that equip the church to experience and share the gospel from an Anabaptist perspective.

Young Adult Links

Young Anabaptist Radicals – An open blog that covers a variety of topics from current events and other issues faced by those who consider themselves young Anabaptists  and radical.

BikeMovement was group of young adults on bikes that explored what it means to live in community and their relationship with the church. This site includes a documentary and other resources on young adults and the church.

Facebook Groups/Pages

Orrville Mennonite

Orrville Young Adults

Mennonite Central  Committee

Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale

Birthday & Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Looking for a unique gift to give that person that already has everything? The perfect antidote to a consumerist culture is to give the GIFT of GIVING. Below are several gift ideas from various agencies that offer gifts that keep on giving.

Heifer International- Choose a meaningful gift to give on behalf of a loved one and help children and families around the world receive training and animal gifts that help them become self-reliant.  Give the gift of a flock of chicks for as low as $20, or share of a cow and many other gift options. These make excellent gifts on behalf of children who love animals while teaching them to be a blessing to others around the world.

World Vision – Similar to Heifer International, World Vision has several animal gift options. In addition to this, they also offer gifts of anything from medical supplies and clean water wells to soccer balls (for the athlete in your family). World Vision also has a child sponsorship program for $30 a month which is an excellent way for your children to connect with a child his/her age in another part of the world.

MCC Giving ProjectsMennonite Central Committee offers several gift options including Food, Water, Education, Peace Building, and Health. MCC also offers child sponsorship programs through their Global Family program.

KIVA Gift Card – Kiva is a microfinance program which gives small loans to entrepreneurs around the world that would otherwise not be able to get a loan through a traditional bank with the goal of alleviating poverty. With the gift of a KIVA gift card, the recipient can log onto the kiva.org website read the profiles of people requesting loans, and then loan the money to the person of their choice. Loans are paid back over time and the gift card recipient can cash out, or decide to reinvest that money into someone else.

Mennonite Economic Development Agency (MEDA) – For more than 50 years, MEDA has been designing and implementing innovative and effective market-driven economic development programs that improve the livelihoods of millions of people living in poverty around the world.