Welcome to the First Mennonite Church of Paso Robles
We are located at: 2343 Park St, Paso Robles, CA
Contact us at: 805.238.2445 or email email@example.com
Schedule of Worship
We have started celebrating the worship service outdoors on the grounds of Rainbow Bright Preschool, which is adjacent to the church building. We begin at 10:00 A.M. The service is also made available live through Zoom and is recorded for those who prefer to watch it at a time of their convenience.
We ask all attendees to wear a face mask and to keep social distancing. We also encourage worshipers to bring along a lawn chair. We have face masks available for those who do not have.
We would be glad to have you with us as we celebrate the Lord’s faithfulness and grace.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND WE PRAY THE LORD KEEP YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES SAFE AND HEALTHY.
If you would like to participate in our Zoom services on Sunday, at 10:00 A.M., or would like to watch the recorded service, please send me a request via the email address above. It would be a great joy to have you with us.
Please click on the Ministries tab and you will find the sermon for this Sunday. Thank you.
10:00 A.M. Worship Service (See information above)
3:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study (0n hold)
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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (MARCH 19, 2020)
My dear brothers and sisters, we are certainly living in a time of great testing, and the test is in more than one way. Usually, tests only happen when these ordered by someone of authority, a teacher or a doctor. But as you might have seen in the news this week, thousands of people were seeking to be tested in order to know if they are infected or not with Covid-19.
Because of the risk of getting infected or of spreading the virus around, people are being asked to practice social distancing. And also because many, in most local Christian communities, have compromised immune systems, many churches have canceled their services for the meantime. And that is what the church board of First Mennonite has decided to do, beginning Sunday, March 22. Gathering for worship will once again begin as early as the situation improves. Below are the ways in which we will continue to keep connected and to do ministry.
This decision of canceling our gatherings for worship is one way in which our sense of community is being put to the test. We firmly believe that our spirit of Christian community is grounded in God’s calling of us to himself, thus, our gathering for worship and fellowship is in response to his call. The love and grace of God are what inspire us to love, care and support one another within the community. Therefore, we show concern for our fellow community members, not only because we see their faces on Sunday, but because God has joined our heart in brotherly love, through Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Let us remember that showing concern for our brothers and sisters can be in the way of helping them avoid getting sick. Showing love and concern for them can happen by keeping in contact with those who are vulnerable in their immune system, through phone calls, cards, emails, etc. We can show our love for our church members by praying for them during our personal devotionals or with them over the phone.
Once again, we are living in a time of great testing. But I want to assure you that through God’s love and wisdom we will overcome this difficult time. We will not only survive it, even if that means making some sacrifices for the sake of the most vulnerable in our Community, but we will come through with an even stronger sense of Christian community.
I want to leave with a word of caution. Let us not put our God to the test. It is true that our God can work wonders, but each of us also carries a great responsibility to care for ourselves and to seek the wellbeing of others.
It is my prayer that the Lord would keep you in good health, in body, in spirit, and in mind. May the peace of the Lord be with each of us. Amen.
Plans for Sunday:
- Pastor Romero will be at the church from 11:00 -12:00 Noon
- Church will be open for those who would like to come and pray or be prayed for.
- The pastor will be calling those who are ill to pray with them.
- Anyone who needs prayer can call him anytime.
- Phone numbers to reach Pastor anytime: (805) 238-2445 or (805) 400-0282.
- The sermon will be posted in written form on the church website.
First Mennonite Church in Paso Robles area was established in the Fall of 1897.
When Mennonites families from Germany, Russia, and the other US States came to California, they settled in the west of Paso Robles. Typically, wherever Mennonites go, they hold Sunday services.
So, in the beginning, these families met in homes. When more families came, they erected a church building in the San Marcos Ranch near Chimney Rock around 1898. Due to travel distances and some cultural differences, the congregation divided. One group organized in Paso Robles in the fall of 1903; the other organized in San Marcos in 1904. In 1911 the San Marcos Church moved to the corner of Vineyard Drive and Dover Canyon Road. This church was known as the Willow Creek Church.
In January 1967, a fire consumed the Willow Creek Church building. The location where this church used to be is where the Willow Creek Mennonite Cemetery is.
After the fire the two groups began to meet in the Paso Robles Church.
From its beginning, neither of these congregations was large in numbers, but their presence and impact in the community is still ongoing.
It is our prayer to continue serving God as we keep serving our community, not in our own strength but in the Lord’s.
First Mennonite Church of Paso Robles is a member congregation of Mennonite Church USA and a member congregation of the Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference.