As part of our congregational covenant with one another and God, our ministries aim to work towards just, nonviolent, and transformative relationships in community, and to join God’s plan for healing the earth and bringing just peace to its people.
Just Peace is one way of describing the holistic scope of God’s mission in the world, as encompassing peace in the marketplace, peace in communities, peace between peoples, and peace with the earth.
Community is a word that carries a lot of tradition in the Mennonite Church. While we hold many of those traditional values in high regard, we also seek to explore what community means in our urban context.
Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) is an outgrowth of the conscientious objector program begun within the Mennonite Church in 1944, allowing those conscientiously opposed to war to fulfill their military service obligations. The Seattle MVS unit opened in 1969 and its current unit is supported by two local Mennonite congregations, Seattle Mennonite Church and Evergreen Mennonite Church.