For Delaware Mennonite Church, being "people of Christ's peace" means being active in our communities. Local Mennonite Disaster Service and other community service are just a part of the picture. Our congregation has participated in the local ministerium's Lenten services for many years.
Three years ago, we started a drama club called "Cross Stitch." Through this club, we invite 1st through 12th grade students from the community to use their God-given talents in performing drama, dance, puppetry, and song in local nursing homes, events, and schools.
We invite people into long-term fellowship with our congregation. Our current pastor, Glenn Hosler, and his family began attending Delaware after his sons attended Vacation Bible School in 1990.
Our congregation is challenged by the aging of our members. Leadership struggles in the late 1990s caused the loss of many founding families. We do see growth in the number of children attending, but the lack of a youth group and children's ministries other than Sunday school deterred some new families from joining our fellowship.
We are a caring congregation. Guests frequently comment on the sense of love and acceptance they feel. Many folks who travel to their cabins in Juniata County have made our congregation their Sunday morning worship stop.
If you are ever in Juniata County on a Sunday morning, please stop by and worship the Lord with us. You are always welcome at Delaware Mennonite Church.