Joy Mennonite Church is a small urban Mennonite Church. We meet in an old house in the historic Lincoln Terrace neighborhood, just south of the state capitol.
Our congregation was founded in 1990 but its roots go back to the Vietnam era when a Mennonite VS (Voluntary Service) unit was based out of our current location. VS’ers from around the country came to Oklahoma City to do alternative service in lieu of being drafted, which included working in inner city schools, helping to repair homes in the neighborhood, and running a pre-school program for at-risk children (this was before the days of Head Start).
More recently our congregation has been actively involved in peace and justice work through the Oklahoma Center for Conscience, as well as our support of other organizations such as the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Oklahoma Conference of Churches, and Mennonite Central Committee.
We meet for worship every Sunday. Our attendance ranges from about 15-30, with a broad mix of both younger and older members. Our preaching is done a rotation, but you can count on hearing hard-hitting sermons that focus on Jesus’ difficult teachings, We also have lots of music, prayers, and sharing by those present.
Most Sundays, we have a community meal after services.
Please come and visit us!