DISTRICT: Eastern Ohio
LOCATION: 59 E. Mennonite Road, Aurora, OH 44202
DATE OF FOUNDING: 1906
AVERAGE SUNDAY WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 56
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: 10:30 a.m.
PASTOR: James Sutton
Aurora Mennonite Church, originally Plainview Mennonite Church, began in 1906. The congregation has assisted in the founding of several other congregations over the years. Today, we are a multi-generational, community-focused congregation with a vibrant children’s ministry, a growing core of young families, and an active senior fellowship.
Through the Aurora Minister’s Fellowship, Aurora Mennonite Church and the other congregations represented in the group have built a quality relationship with city officials and community organizations. Recently, when the fall mini-football schedule for community children was set to begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings, representatives from the Minister’s Fellowship petitioned those responsible to adjust the schedule so that it did not conflict with morning worship services. The sports association leaders received the petition and decided to accommodate the Sunday worship schedules. Such cooperation is refreshing and welcome in these times.
We have several programs that serve the community. Our Community Dinner invites the community to a full-course meal every other month. The meals are very well attended, well thought of, and highly anticipated. Those that attend the Community Dinner say, “Those Mennonite folks can sure cook!” The Learning Lighthouse serves the community by providing quality Christian preschool education. The preschool encourages families to grow in their faith in Jesus, to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord, and
to attend a church that teaches the Word of God. Our Senior Fellowship group has a significant commitment to work at a regional ministry to the poor and marginalized called, the Haven of Rest, in Akron, Ohio.