Love God. Love People. Speak the Voice of Peace.
We affirm three mission priorities:
- To come together in a worship setting that is transformative.
- To be a visible member of the Northern Colorado community as a voice for peace and justice.
- To offer an anabaptist witness to the Gospel of Jesus in Northern Colorado.
Biblical precedent for Justice and Peacemaking:
- Micah 6:8 He has told you O mortal what is good. And what more does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.
- Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God
- Luke 6:27 Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.
Sojourn Mennonite actively engages in justice and peace making in the following ways:
- Sojourn Mennonite is a founding member of the Interfaith Sanctuary and Accompaniment Coalition (ISAAC) and has adopted a statement on sanctuary and accompaniment for our immigrant neighbors.
- Along with a group of community members, Sojourn Mennonite operates a fund that supports DREAMER students in Larimer county.
- Sojourn Mennonite participates in local rallies and marches, including:
- Marches to support immigrants and refugees, regardless of documentation status
- Solidarity rallies in support of our Muslim neighbors
- Women's March
- Sojourn Mennonite speaks out against gun violence by hosting RAWtools events.
- Sojourn Mennonite collaborates with other local organization in both Greeley and Fort Collins to provide free meals to people in need of them. Contact Zach at email@example.com for more information.
- Sojourn Mennonite supports and advocates for our LGBTQ neighbors, and we welcome our LGBTQ neighbors to full participation in church life, including membership, marriage, and ministry.
Mennonites and Peacemaking:
From their earliest days of the 16th century Reformation, Mennonites have believed that doing justice and actively practicing peacemaking are essential parts of the good news of Jesus. Over their history, they have experienced severe persecution as a result of these faith understandings. Most Mennonites get their primary ideas about peace from what Jesus said and how he lived and especially as articulated in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and parallel accounts in Luke’s Sermon on the Plain, Luke 6:17-49. Mennonites believe that Jesus meant what Jesus said and that to follow the spirit and actions of Jesus in these texts are God-bearing.