We welcome you warmly! We are rooted in the Mennonite tradition and the Bible's witness to Christ's love, through justice, peace, and reconciliation. Our congregation is made up of people from a variety of professions and life experiences who have found a caring community and church family at Grace Mennonite Church.
VISION: HEALING & HOPE
God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ, and by the power of the Holy Spirit to grow as communities of grace, joy, and peace so that God's healing and hope flow through us to the world.
Our congregational life is focused on the vision of healing and hope as a member congregation of Mennonite Church USA's Central District Conference.
We strive to follow Christ by:
loving each other,
living the way of peace and
serving the world around us.
Mennonites are known for their peace stand, taken because they believe Jesus Christ taught the way of peace. Many members choose not to participate in military service.
Mennonites are also known for their strong commitment to community, interest in social issues, and voluntary service to those who have experienced hardship.
Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora, Ohio grew out of the Putnam and Allen County Swiss Mennonite Church which settled in Ohio in the mid nineteenth century.
The Grace congregation was formed out of the neighboring Ebenezer Mennonite and St. John Mennonite churches.
Pastor Matthew started at Grace in January 2017 and was ordained at Menno Mennonite Church in Ritzville, Washington in 2012.
He has degrees from Hesston College in Kansas, Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California.