Service and Outreach

"We believe that the church is called to proclaim and to be a sign of the Kingdom of God… The church is to give witness by proclaiming the reign of God in word and deed." (Confession of Faith, p. 42) As followers of Jesus, we are called to find our blessing in making peace and seeking justice. (Confession of Faith, p. 81) As a community of faith we believe that we are sent into the world to serve and reach out to others. As a Mennonite church, we have a strong history as a people of peace and of serving and reaching out to others internationally, nationally, and in our local community. We recognize that we are called as individuals, as a local church, and as a broader Mennonite and Church community.

Volunteer & Support Opportunities

Glenrose Hospital
Our church provides a worship service at this rehabilitation facility on the third Sunday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

Southview Child Care (operating downstairs)
Is a non-profit centre administered by a committee of First Mennonite Church, with parent representation and qualified hired staff. It provides care for children 2 to 6 years of age, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Our Day Care has an open door policy and welcomes you for a tour of the Centre at any time.
We also offer Kindergarten following the Goals, Philosophy, and Dimensions that Alberta Education has developed for Early Childhood.

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (11713-82 St.)
Seeks to support newcomers in becoming citizens in Edmonton by providing programs and services in the areas of integration & settlement, language training and employment training/bridging. The Edmonton Mennonite churches founded EMCN and continue to be involved in the Agency. Call 780-424-7709 if you would like to volunteer at the Centre. info@emcn.ab.ca. www.emcn.ab.ca

Ten Thousand Villages (TTV) (10432 - 82 Ave.)
A retail outlet for fairly traded crafts and selected food items produced in developing countries. TTV is under the auspices of Mennonite Central Committee and is largely staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering Monday through Saturday (including Friday evenings), please contact the store at 780-439-8349 or send an e-mail to edmonton@villages.ca. www.tenthousandvillages.com

Restorative Justice Ministries (M2W2)
Volunteers visit prisoners and/or their families. The purpose is to form friendships with those who have none.

Habitat for Humanity
Interfaith group committed to providing affordable housing to persons on low income. Contact the Habitat office (780-479-3566). www.hfh.org

MCC Thrift Store (9251 - 34 Avenue)
Used clothing and goods are received and sold to help support the work of Mennonite Central Committee. To donate items or volunteer your time call 780-443-4047 or 780-443-4027. http://thrift.mcc.org/edmonton-mcc-thrift-shop/home