An open and affirming group of people exploring the integration of faith, life and relationships. The class is informal and intergenerational. Class time is spent in discussion around a topic brought by one of the class members.
A gathering place for college-age young adults.
The CMC Creation Care Sunday School class focuses on how we can take care of the world around us. The group is intergenerational and meets on the first Sunday of the month.
For more information see their blog: http://cmccreationcare1.blogspot.com/
Members of the class are also advocates for the Creation Care Network: http://www.mennocreationcare.org/
The Mennonite Creation Care Network vision includes:
- Congregations that grasp God’s love for all the earth.
- Households where decision-makers routinely consider environmental impacts.
- Schools, where students of all ages learn to connect with the natural world.
- Church agencies that choose advocates to keep creation care prominent.
- Workplaces and communities shaped by creative approaches to transportation, housing, food, waste disposal.
Embajadores de Cristo
Los Embajadores de Cristo somos un grupo mayormente formado por gente de habla hispana. Participamos en el servicio de adoracion y en el ministerio de la Iglesia Menonita de la Universidad y quienes cordialmente invitamos para que nos acompañen, a todos aquellos que les gusta hablar español.
Los domingos por la mañana compartimos el servicio en ingles con las personas de habla inglesa, siendo traducido el servicio al español por un interprete. Después del servicio de adoracion, niños y jóvenes asisten a las clases de escuela dominical en ingles y según sus edades. Los adultos nos quedamos juntos para cantar, estudiar, y orar en español. Compartimos nuestras alegrías y preocupaciones y nos ofrecemos unos a otros la fuerza y el espíritu de Cristo.
Algunas veces tenemos actividades en los miércoles por la tarde y cenamos juntos con otros miembros de La Iglesia Menonita de la Universidad. En el pasado disfrutamos de “Cena y Cine” así como del taller de finanzas de seis sesiones “Dios y Dinero” que nos enseño lo que la Biblia dice sobre el dinero. Muy pronto tendremos un grupo de apoyo para mujeres hispanas donde se proveerá el cuidado infantil.
Los Embajadores de Cristo is a group of mostly Spanish-speaking people who participate in the worship and ministry of College Mennonite Church and who invite other Spanish-speaking people to join us.
We worship together with English-speaking people on Sunday mornings with the help of an interpreter. After the worship service, children and youth attend Sunday school classes and adults gather to sing, learn, and pray in Spanish. We share our joys and our problems and offer the strength and spirit of Christ to each other.
We host activities on Wednesday evenings. We often share a meal with other members of College Mennonite. In the past, we have enjoyed Cena y Cine (dinner and a movie) as well as a six session workshop on what the Bible teaches about money. We currently are planning a discussion group for women (with child care provided).
A culturally and ethnically diverse Sunday school class, consisting mostly of young families and young adults, with a simple goal: to grow in Christ together. Growing Roots topics and events have included:
- Building healthy family relationships
- Celebrating seasons and holidays of the church year (Lent, Advent, Easter, Feast of Tabernacles…)
- Equipping families to nurture faith at home
- Reading Bible stories in sync with the children’s Sunday school curriculum and discussing their importance in daily life
- Prayer practices
- Dealing with death
- Making music together
The Homebuilders Sunday school group generally uses the Mennonite quarterly Bible Study Guide. They select teachers from the congregation and the wider Mennonite community. They have two meeting times – before worship at 8:00 am and after worship.
While everyone is welcome to attend, the class is made up of retired persons from the Silent and the G.I. Generations.
While all are welcome, Horizons Sunday school group includes mostly empty nest Baby Boomers. Group discussions spring from their personal issues, or from perceived concerns about CMC, the wider church, or society, not from a uniform series. Occasionally the class will read a book or invite a presenter to class. The group is very informal and welcoming with a goal of enjoying their time together and leaving a little more refreshed, amused, and informed than when they arrived.
The Pathfinders Sunday school class is made up of mostly Silent Generation persons, with a few Baby Boomers mixed in. They invite a variety of speakers into the class and talk about a broad range of issues of faith.
The Safe Harbor Sunday school class is a small group of persons with mental disabilities. Many of them are also part of our Shalom Ringers Hand bell choir. Their class is led by an adult from the congregation.
The Seekers Sunday School class includes many empty nest Baby Boomers. Class discussions include Bible study, special series, health care issues, book studies and more. The group also has social gatherings about once a month.
The Sojourners is a welcoming Sunday school class with a variety of carefully planned, timely programs which include Bible study, or discussion about church policies and current affairs. Members include aged retirees, new retirees and working professionals.
The Weavings Sunday school class is a group of Christians who have committed to weaving together their varied life experiences as they learn from each other and grow in faith. They are an intergenerational group who prays together and for each other, study issues related to the church and its mission, and explore questions and stories of their Christian faith journey. They seek to participate in our congregation’s outreach, and to support each other as disciples and leaders in the faith community.