Mellinger Mennonite Church

DISTRICT: Mellinger

LOCATION: 1916 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

DATE OF FOUNDING: 1717

AVERAGE SUNDAY WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 280

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday School – 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service – 10:00 a.m.

PASTORAL TEAM: Left to right front row. Matt Fahnestock, Director of Music, Joe Miller, Lead Pastor, Doris Nolt, deacon.
Back row left to right. Leon Oberholtzer, Minister of Care, Andrea Brubaker, Minister of Creative Arts, Paul Clark, Church Administrator, Nolan Livengood, Associate Pastor of Youth and Young Adults, Danielle Hofstetter, Minister to Children, Wilmer Nolt, deacon, Roger Weaver, not pictured, Preaching Pastor.

The Mellinger congregation is a very old congregation. This year, we celebrate our 300th anniversary! However, we are also a very young congregation with many young families. We have 72 children eighth grade and under. One of our annual ministries is our Children’s Musical. In the fall of 2017 the musical was, A Not So Terrible Parable.

A significant community outreach of the Mellinger congregation is our Lifetree Café. At Lifetree, we gather around tables every Tuesday to discuss various topics related to life and faith. We also operate a coffeehouse on Saturday nights featuring live music. Both events are well attended by the public.

The congregation also hosts and supports the Mellinger Parent and Preschool. There are 120 students with a sizeable percentage coming from multi-cultural backgrounds. We praise God that our preschool has a reputation in our community as an excellent academic program. Even more importantly, we are
committed to the pre-school having a very clear agenda of teaching about Jesus.

Lead Pastor, Joe Miller, serves as the volunteer chaplain for our local police department. He has served as the East Lampeter Police chaplain for the past 11 years. One of the ways Joe is called on
is in situations when the police need to make death notifications. He also spends one day a month “riding along” with a police officer as a way to build connections with the department.

Join us for special events celebrating 300 years on the Journey, on October 21 and 22. Visit mellingerchurch.org for more information.