Berea Mennonite Church

Berea Mennonite Church

Berea Mennonite Church

God’s shelter for weary and hopeful souls, Berea Mennonite Church partners with God in the building of His kingdom. We actively participate in service projects that exist to establish a culture dedicated to the biblical application of peace, social justice, community sharing, and joy.

With a farm that covers 9 acres of land, Berea is an oasis of peace in the midst of an often tense and violent society; it is seated in the heart of hustling and bustling urban Atlanta.  Berea Mennonite Church was birthed out of a Mennonite service unit that materialized from the outreach actives established by Hershey and  Norma Leaman during the Vietnam War and Civil Rights Movement in the United States (New Georgia Encyclopedia).

Berea became the first interracial church in the South—another attribute of its countercultural stance towards a distracted mainstream society. This historic achievement bore and continues to bear incredible significance as it challenges its members to remember the stranger and to be a people of love and peace to all.

 

Site NameBerea Mennonite Church
DenominationMennonite
Location TypeUrban
Worship Attendance40-60
Worship Times

 

Sundays
Breakfast - 9:30 AM
Study Hour (For students of all ages) - 10-11 AM
Community Worship - 11 AM

Weekdays
Breakfast - 7 AM
Morning Prayer Time - 10:30 AM
Afternoon Prayer Time - 3 PM

Tuesdays
Bible Study - 7 AM

Thursdays
Bible Study - 1 PM
Stipend?No
Distance from CandlerApproximately 10 miles
Accessible to persons with disabilities?Yes
Accessible via public transportation?Yes
Can women be ordained?Yes
What role do women play in leadership?Women hold leadership roles in all areas and aspects

Weekly Schedule

Sundays
Breakfast - 9:30 AM
Study Hour (For students of all ages) - 10-11 AM
Community Worship - 11 AM

Weekdays
Breakfast - 7 AM
Morning Prayer Time - 10:30 AM
Afternoon Prayer Time - 3 PM

Tuesdays
Bible Study - 7 AM

Thursdays
Bible Study - 1 PM

Here are a few of the things we do at Berea

  • Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale
  • Intentional Community / Berea Commons
  • Neighbor's Garden
  • Peace & Carrots
  • Food Co-operative
  • Mission Trips
  • Sheep & Goat Rental

The Farm

In Genesis, we are called to "till and keep" the land. This is part of our call to re-establish Eden, to envision and enact the New Earth, to realize the Reign of God. The small farm is central to our memory of Creation. The first specific place we remember is a Farm – soil, plants, and animals in healthy, sustainable relationships. It can, and perhaps more often should, be said that our collective home – our start and finish – is Eden. In terms of Genesis, there is no more reverent, biblical, or visionary calling for a church than to be witnessing to the coming Reign of God by aspiring to the perfect Creation of God – the farm at Eden.

In 2010, convinced by this calling, we busted up our parking lot and began our work of "tilling and keeping." Thousands of hours of digging, a few pieced-together buildings, several dozen new animal friends, and innumerable salvaged pieces of material later, we're trying to do our best to honor the land that God has placed us on. God be with us.

Peace & Carrots Camp

A Summer Day Camp focused around affirming spirits, stimulating compassion and equipping kids with the power to disarm both themselves and their ‘enemies’. Peace Training Fun With Kids Ages 6-12!

Contact
Berea Mennonite Church
1088 Bouldercrest Dr SE, 
Atlanta, GA 30316
404-244-0289

BereaMennoniteChurch@gmail.com

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