In the Gospel of John, Jesus often asks his followers: "What are you looking for?"
How might you respond? Are you looking for answers to questions of social justice, are you looking for a place where you can honestly explore your deepest questions, are you looking for a community where you can worship in song and prayer?
Most of us are spiritually hungry for something, but it's not always easy to say just what. On one occasion, Jesus' followers, not sure how to respond, simply asked: "Teacher, where are you staying?" And he said, "Come and see." John says the disciples "came and saw, and they remained with him the rest of that day."
As you browse this website about our faith community, I invite you to come and see and, if you wish, to remain a while.
Marilyn Zehr, lead pastor
Come as you are and join us for worship at 11 a.m. this Sunday as we continue to celebrate the Resurrection. Come early for Christian Education for all ages at 10 a.m., and stay later for coffee and conversation! For more details, see the Visitors section above.
View the "Along the Road to Freedom" art display April 12-26. An exhibit of paintings by Winnipeg artist Ray Dirks at TUMC tells the stories of Mennonite women of courage and faith who led their families out of persecution in the Soviet Union to freedom and peace in the Americas. In addition to Sunday mornings, the exhibit is open to everyone on weekdays 9am-5pm.
"LABELS": We all label people. Every day we allow our preconceptions to colour the way we see people. We affix our labels and think that we then know everything there is to know about another human being. But this just isn't possible. All a label does is prevent us from seeing the humanity in another. It keeps us from entering into relationships, the very relationships that will provide the vehicle for personal transformation. Maybe if we dropped our label makers and saw people the way Jesus did, we could begin to enter into the authentic, life changing community He began.
A video from Lifebridge Ministries, a unique recovery ministry of Level Ground Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, B.C., featuring Recovery Minister Keith St Jean.