Updated information for our community
We welcome you to join us Sunday morning for church service at 11:00am. We are following physical distancing and mask protocols currently. Please email Eve MacMaster for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resource list for ongoing work toward
Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Reconciliation
Please find resources for churches, communities, and families here: https://bit.ly/3l1jrpV
We are a community of Christians who follow Jesus, gather together for worship and fellowship, and practice our faith by promoting justice, peace, and creation care. Emmanuel is a name for Jesus that comes from a Hebrew word meaning “God with us.” We are more than a collection of individuals: we are a community of faith who know and experience God through Jesus Christ.
Our church is a welcoming community of people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities gathered for worship, fellowship, mission, and service. We share our faith through teaching, hosting community gatherings, and action for justice, peacemaking, and creation care. The heart of our congregational life is following Jesus Christ, caring for one another, and serving our community.
We welcome you to join us in our Sunday morning meetings and in practicing this way of life.
Worship, updated May 2021
We meet on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. to worship God through songs, scripture, prayers, and a short sermon. We welcome guests of all ages, backgrounds, and identities, from children to college students, grad students, middle-aged folks, and senior citizens. Guests and members of the congregation are invited to participate in all aspects of the service.
The Beltram Center
The Beltram Peace Center initiates and hosts peacemaking events and programs for the Gainesville community. The Center is supported by a legacy from the estate of Fred Beltram, a member of Emmanuel Mennonite Church. Fred’s service in the Pacific and Europe as a non-combatant in World War II strengthened his passion for peace.
Though a small congregation, we work with local partners to support many peace and justice initiatives, including Welcoming Gainesville, the Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice, and Dismantling Racism and Interfaith discussion groups. We encourage local artists by providing walls for exhibits of photographs, paintings, and posters. The Beltram Peace Center Shop also supports small-scale farmers by selling organic fair trade coffee and Palestinian olive oil.
Our Core Beliefs #PeaceJustice
What do Mennonites believe?
Mennonites are Christians in the Anabaptist tradition with a historic commitment to peace and justice in the world through living out the teachings of Jesus. Our denomination, Mennonite Church USA is one among many Mennonite groups.