Our congregation is an intergenerational community of Jesus-followers from various backgrounds. We strive to share in Christ-centred worship, nurturing fellowship, Spirit-led education, and compassionate service.
Welcoming & Inclusion Statement
(Developed by the WMF Tapestry Committee, and unanimously approved February 5th 2023 at Windsor Mennonite Fellowship’s Annual Meeting Sunday)
“Windsor Mennonite Fellowship is an intergenerational community of Christian believers rooted in the Anabaptist Peace Church tradition. We welcome everyone to full participation, inclusion and membership recognizing that everyone is created in the image of God, inclusive of cultural and ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, and other gifts which we share in community.
We confess that the Mennonite Church, including our congregation, has been part of the historic and ongoing exclusion and rejection of LGBTQIA+ persons, families, and communities. Churches have wielded theological rationale and social power in ways that cause suffering, division, and harm. All too often, they have failed to take a courageous stance to love, support, and embrace gender and sexual minorities. We confess this as a form of violence and neglect of our responsibilities as followers of Jesus. We strive to be a safe place for all and encourage all to engage in the ministries and practices of the congregation such as worship, baptism, membership, leadership, marriage, and service.
We are a community that values and respects the tapestry of perspectives and voices among us. We seek to be listeners and humble learners from one another, believing the Holy Spirit is present and at work in us all. Based on the study of Scripture and the teachings of Jesus, we are compelled by the love of God to give freedom and space for all people to fully share and participate in the life of our faith community.”
Position on Article 19:
“As written, Article 19 “Family, Singleness, and Marriage” of the 1995 Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective does not reflect the theology and practices of our local church concerning the welcoming and inclusion of all persons. We believe that God intends marriage to be a covenant between two persons for life.
Windsor Mennonite Fellowship is a congregation of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, which is part of Mennonite Church Canada. Although our local fellowship is a part of the Mennonite/Anabaptist tradition of Mennonite Church Canada, we also have areas of autonomy. We believe it is important to be open about our differences, and hold those differences in a spirit of unity, love, and respect. In particular, the community of Windsor Mennonite Fellowship has prayerfully discerned and chosen to join other MC Canada congregations in amending Article 19 to better reflect our position of LGBTQIA+ inclusion. We are also committed to being an active part of the process of reconciliation and thus to actively push for the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective to be updated.”
We are members of the Mennonite Church Eastern Canada
The Sunday Gathering:
WMF gathers every Sunday at 1709 George Ave. for 10:00 AM.
Announcements, resources, and discussion questions will be posted on our Facebook Page and sent to our church email list prior to our Sunday morning gathering. If you’d like to join our email list please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Teaching & Messages:
You are welcome to join us on Sunday at 10am.
1709 George Avenue
Windsor, ON N8Y 2Y8