Who We Are

We are a worshiping group rooted in the Anabaptist/Mennonite tradition, open to insights from other faith traditions. Our participatory worship with shared leadership typically involves time for scripture, singing, prayer, a meditation, inward reflection, and sharing. Worship continues with a simple meal and fellowship each Sunday. Children are a valuable part of our community; we are committed to working with families to tailor the ways we involve children in worship and help with their Christian formation.

With the Holy Spirit as our guide, we attempt to follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ. In our fellowship, we welcome all those who seek God. We want to be a safe place for questions and honest mutual engagement as we find strength in our diversity. We value broad participation in group decision-making. Each of us brings different pieces of wisdom and the wisdom of the whole group is greater than the sum of the individuals in it. We are committed to supporting each other as we strive to form harmonious, positive relationships with all of creation; work for social justice; and tend our spiritual lives.

We began as an offshoot of Assembly Mennonite Church. Previously we called ourselves Assembly North. We also include members of the former Faith House Fellowship, an offshoot of Faith Mennonite Church and are currently meeting in Faith's downtown center, Faith House, at 413 S 7th St. You can find a map under the Location tab. Our name now is "Open Table Mennonite Fellowship."

You are welcome to join us as we celebrate God's love and compassion. Hot drinks and conversation are available after 10:30 on Sunday mornings, followed at 11:00 by worship and our fellowship meal. If you have questions, send them to questions@exploratoryworship.info.