9:30 AM Worship Service • 10:30 AM Christian Education

A caring community sharing God's love, mercy and justice

Who We Are

Mission

We are a caring community of Jesus’ followers, sharing God’s love, mercy, and justice.

Vision

To be an Anabaptist witness for Jesus, blessing our local and global communities.

Values / Affirmations

Basic Beliefs of Mennonites

Affiliation

We identify with the larger Christian tradition, but give special commitment to Anabaptist Mennonite understandings and expressions of faith. We seek to be faithful to Christ in partnership with other like-minded congregations throughout the world. We are members of the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference and the Mennonite General Assembly.

History

Sunnyside Mennonite Church was born out of an outreach program of the Goshen College Young People’s Christian Association. In 1946, summer Bible School and worship services were held. – This led to the formation of a small congregation and the erection of a modest building in 1947. In the early years, ministry to the children of the community was the primary focus.

The 1965 Palm Sunday tornado destroyed the church building and devastated the surrounding community. A decision to rebuild at the same location symbolized a rededication to the community. An expanded congregational ministry emerged as a result of changing needs in the community.

Having celebrated its 50th anniversary, the congregation has interest in growth and in providing opportunities for worship, nurture, fellowship and service to people of all ages.