At Faith Mennonite Church, we seek ways to promote peace and justice in our relationships, in our neighborhoods, and in the world.
Immigration Justice and Migrant Support
We believe in supporting our immigrant neighbors. We sponsor and support two refugee families, using funds from our Emergency Migrant Fund.
Our church also supports Pueblos de Lucha y Esperanza, a Minnesota faith-based organization that organizes peoples in struggle to build leadership and collective power to change the structures and policies that oppress migrant peoples.
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We prioritize caring for the earth and its inhabitants, and seek to integrate creation care into all elements of our congregational worship, community and mission. We have an active Eco-Justice Committe that …
Community Emergency Service seeks to support individuals and families in times of crisis. We support this organization and refer community members in need to them for support. They provide support for funerals, utilities, bus money, food, clothing, and referral service.
The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches operates a family of social service programs to help families living in poverty. Faith Mennonite financially supports GMCC.
Families Moving Forward, a program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, provides temporary emergency shelter, permanent affordable housing, and supportive services to low income families with children. Faith Mennonite supports Beacon financially and our members volunteer on occasion with Families Moving Forward programs.
Friends for a Non-Violent World (St. Paul) provides workshops, a summer camp, and advocacy for peacemaking. Faith Mennonite supports FNVW financially.
The goal of Minnesota Council of Churches is to manifest unity in the church and build the common good in the world. Faith Mennonite partnered with MCC to host a Respectful Conversations About Guns in Minnesota event.
Minnesota Fellowship of Reconciliation is the local chapter of the oldest peace organization in the US. MN-FOR has suppored nonviolence training workshops through Creating a Culture of Peace. Two trainings were held at Faith Mennonite Church.
Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute sponsors Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience-The STAR Training, Restorative Justice 101, and Positive Productive Alternatives to Revenge. These trainings promote healing, revitalize communities, identify and break cycles of victimhood and violence, and build resilience. Faith Mennonite provides financial support for Peacebuilding’s trainings.
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit store in St. Paul which sells fair-trade products. Church members work and volunteer in the stores and serve on the board of directors.
Twin Cities Festival & Sale for World Relief is an annual fall relief sale to raise money for Mennonite Central Committee. Church members volunteer to coordinate and staff the sale.
Wilderness Wind, located near Ely, Minnesota, nurtures relationships to God and creation through wilderness experiences that promote spirituality, cooperation, and environmental sustainability. Church members serve on the board of directors, volunteer at the camp, and participate in events.
National and Global Partners
Brethren Mennonite Council on LGBT Interests cultivates an inclusive church and society and cares for the Mennonite and Brethren lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community. Faith Mennonite provides office space and financial support for BMC, and has been a member of BMC’s Supportive Congregations Network since 2006.
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) offers an organized, nonviolent alternative to war and other forms of lethal inter-group conflict. CPT provides organizational support to persons committed to faith-based nonviolent alternatives in situations where lethal conflict is an immediate reality or is supported by public policy. CPT seeks to enlist the response of the whole church in conscientious objection to war, and in the development of nonviolent institutions, skills and training for intervention in conflict situations.
Mennonite Central Committee is the international relief, development, and peacemaking organization of the Mennonite Churches of North America.
Mennonite Disaster Service responds to natural disasters in the United States and Canada.
Mennonite World Conference represents part of the global family of Christian churches rooted in the 16th century Radical Reformation in Europe, particularly in the Anabaptist movement. Today, this faith family includes more than 1.7 million baptized believers in 243 national conferences of churches in 83 countries.
Faith Mennonite has supported Mennonite Mission Network projects and workers in the past such as Wayne and Lois Hochstetler, who were based out of London, England.