Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship started in the late 1970s as Peace Mennonite Fellowship. We began by meeting at Menno House on East 19th Street in New York City. And in 1982 we committed to meet regularly and renamed the church, Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship.
In 1986, the place of worship moved to its present location in Manhattan’s historic Friends’ Meetinghouse. On Easter 1990, the church signed a covenant accepting accountability to each other before God and joining in the mission of the local Mennonite community, as well as the larger church.
During those early years, Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship became a spiritual home for urban people who struggle with faith and the church, as well as visitors to New York City from around the world. The Fellowship continues to offer all visitors and members a foundation in Christ, the Bible, prayer, and action, as well as a setting in which questions and challenges to traditional thought and practice are welcome.
The values of the those who founded the church live on through our worship service, community spirit, contributions to the rich culture of New York City, focus on faith and the Body of Christ, and especially through our members.