On Discipline in the Church


The Mennonite magazine is hosting a blog conversation about the 1995 Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective. Here's a recent contribution that Pastor Joel Shenk made on Article 14: Discipline in the Church.

In his contribution, Pastor Joel writes, "The answer about church discipline is not in returning to a supposed golden age when the church did discipline well. Even if we wanted to, we would not achieve a unifying consensus on what grounds and under whose authority discipline should be exercised.  Rather the answer of church discipline is in a reneweed committment to teach and pass on the faith..."  Click here to read more.  


Yard Sale - Saturday June 3

The TMC Youth are having a yard sale this Saturday, June 3 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm to raise money for their trip to the Mennonite Youth Convention in Orlando.  Please help spread the word!  We have already collected a good assortment of items for the sale.  Thanks to all who have donated their items to go toward this sale.  If you still have items to donate, you may bring them to the church on Saturday before the sale begins.  Youth will be at the church starting at 7:30 to set up.  


Holy Week Schedule


Sunday, 4/9 - Palm Sunday.  Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for all ages 11:00 a.m.  At TMC

Thursday, 4/13 - Maundy Thursday.  Foortwashing, Meal, and Tenebrae Service.  6:00-8:00 p.m.  At TMC

Friday, 4/14 - Eccumenical Good Friday Service.  7:00 p.m.  At First Alliance Church on Monroe Street

Sunday, 4/16 - Easter Sunday.  At TMC

     8:00 a.m. - Early Service of Scripture and Song

     8:25 a.m. - Easter Breakfast

     9:30 a.m. - Easter Service.  No Sunday School


Lent at Home

The Anabaptist Faith Formation Network has produced Lent-at-home resources specifically geared toward children.  If you would like to use and explore these resources for family or individual use, you can download it by clicking here.  


Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a day of penance and marks the beginning of the Lenten season of fasting and prayer.  This Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30pm, we will be participating in an ecumenical Ash Wednesday services hosted at Grace Community Church, located at 3700 Dorr Street in Toledo, OH.  Pastor Joel will be involved in the service, and we are also looking for one scripture reader and one usher from Toledo Mennonite Church.  

Come.  Join together with fellow Christians in our city to begin our commemoration of Christ's journey to the cross.