Sunnyside Mennonite Church is made up of many different kinds of people who come from different places and life experiences. We are educators, farmers, administrative assistants, nurses, engineers, stay-at-home moms, students, retired adults, truck drivers, business owners and entrepreneurs. Some of us have lived other places. Some of us have lived in Lancaster County our whole lives. We live in Lancaster city and the outer lying communities. We are musicians, gardeners, artists and sport enthusiasts. We are single, we are married. We are young, we are old. We are rich, we are poor. We are united by our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, our hope for salvation and the restoration of all creation, and our love for God, for each other and for our neighbors! Our church has been rooted on the Sunnyside Pennisula since 1930. Our practices of gathering, praying, reading scripture, serving, eating together and listening to each other’s stories help us pay attention to God and become more like Jesus in Lancaster and beyond. Sunnyside is a member of Lancaster Mennonite Conference.
Special Lent Activity: Beginning on Tuesday, February 13 through Sunday, February 18, there will be six prayer stations set up along the back wall of the fellowship hall of the church. You may move at your own pace in prayerful reflection. Lent is a time of self-examination in the pattern of the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness. Plan to spend approximately an hour focusing on how to manage your time as a follower of Jesus. Bring a friend, a Bible, a journal and your favorite mug. Please take this opportunity on Tuesday between 10 am – 2 pm, or Wednesday between 4 pm – 8 pm, or Thursday between 8 am – 12 pm, or Friday between 12 pm – 4 pm, or Saturday between 10 am – 2 pm, or Sunday between 8 am – 12 pm.
Ash Wednesday Service: Join us for a short service on Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm. We will reflect on the upcoming Lent Season, sing worship songs and have time to move through the prayer stations in the fellowship hall at your own pace.