Jubilee Mennonite Church is a vibrant and friendly congregation that is passionate about:
Reaching out with God's Good News
Serving in Jesus' name
Knowing one another in loving community
Growing into spiritual maturity
Worshipping God with all we have and are
In truth, we are more of a family than a congregation.
We worship, serve and do life together. If you're new to Jubilee you'll quickly discover that we are a friendly group of people. We have a passion for community and we love potluck lunches! Our environment is casual and we mean it when we say that there is a spot for everyone here.
Every church has a story.
Our story begins with two congregations coming together on January 1, 1995: Northdale Mennonite Fellowship, a General Conference Mennonite church, and Valley Gardens Community Church, a Mennonite Brethren congregation. Both congregations had been undergoing re-evaluation, and seemed ready for a new venture.
The building we are currently in had been built by the Northdale congregation in 1975-76. Before that, the congregation had been meeting in the theatre of River East Collegiate since Oct. 1972. Valley Gardens Community Church had been meeting in the Valley Gardens Jr. High School for about ten years.
One of the important dynamics of the merger was the excitement we felt about bridging two Mennonite conferences. There had been much pain, suspicion and misunderstanding between the two conferences since the split in Russia in 1860. We spent time studying each other’s history, and felt that moving together was a positive step of reconciliation, and a witness to the larger Mennonite community.
Since those early days, our congregation has been community oriented. Initially, with a desire to truly embrace the family of Jubilee, and then by extension to the community we live, work and serve in.
Meet The Team
Jubilee uses a lay ministry model that engages the support and leadership of our congregation in all of our services, ministries and outreach programming.
What We Believe
We believe Jesus said it best when he said,
"Love one another as I have loved you." John 13:34
Through these affiliations we find our theological grounding and we hold to the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective.
We believe our faith is expressed in our actions. We offer activities for children and adults in our community. Our members volunteer time, energy and financial support for many local and international organizations. We support the relief, development and justice ministries of Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Disaster Service and other programs locally and globally.
What Inclusion Means to Us
We affirm that all people are made in the image of God and are equally loved by God. We welcome all who would like to join us in following the way of Jesus, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, social or economic status or ability.
All may become full members, which involves all the duties and privileges of membership. This includes communion, baptism, and covenant marriage; and support, accountability, participation, and leadership in Jubilee's mission and programs.