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Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship

Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship

By Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship
Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship's purpose is to "Seek the Peace of the City." We meet every Sunday at 5 PM at the Meeting House in the heart of Manhattan. All are welcome to join this peace movement.
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Hope even in insurgency
Minister Carolyn May shared this message the Sunday following the insurgency on the Capitol.
January 12, 2021
The Baptizer
Pastor Jason explores the role and urgency of John the Baptizer as he prophesied and bore witness to the First Advent in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.
November 30, 2020
Peace within
Message provided by Hyacinth Stevens, pastor at King of Glory Tabernacle and bishop in the Lancaster Mennonite Conference.
November 17, 2020
Jesus finds us in the breaking
An autumnal-themed message framed by the story of the disciples who meet Jesus on the Emmaus Road.
November 2, 2020
Take Care of Yourself
Message by Deacon Mel Lehman Matthew 22:34-40
October 12, 2020
Sexual violence and belief in the wake of crucifixion
A message by Dr. Hilary Scarsella, professor of ethics & director of women and gender studies.  The content and discussion in this message necessarily engages with sexual violence. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with.  Three questions/statements posed by Dr. Scarsella for reflection:  1. Anabaptism would do well to center sexual violence in its ethical, community reflections. 2. Anabaptist theology needs to re-conceptualize its idea of peace and sexual violence. 3. Anabaptists need concrete spiritual, theological, social practices that make it possible for us to act in solidarity with survivors.
September 28, 2020
Sabbath Peace
What is the relationship between Sabbath-keeping and peacebuilding?  Message by Jason Storbakken, pastor at Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship
August 24, 2020
Recapturing an Enchanted World
Message by Rev. John Rempel. John was the first official pastor at MMF (early 1990s to the early '00s). He has written many books and articles, edited the Minister's Manual (Mennonite Church USA), and contributed greatly to shaping Mennonite and Anabaptist culture over the last several decades. This message is adapted from his recently released book, "Recapturing an Enchanted World" (IVP).
August 17, 2020
Rev. Erica Lea-Simka, pastor at Albquerque Mennonite Church, was MMF's guest speaker in the Becoming series. #Pride #LGBTQ #QueerLiberation
July 6, 2020
Smashing Idols
Message by Sasha Zamler-Carhart. #Pride
June 15, 2020
Valley of bones
This service was originally recorded via Zoom during the coronavirus crisis in New York City.
March 30, 2020
Faith stories
Stories of faith and meaning from three new members of MMF.
March 11, 2020
Wilderness stories
Two stories from members of our community. Clarke Bell shares his wilderness story of mental illness. And Sasha Zamler-Carhart shares their story of “coming out” of the wilderness. Matthew 4:1-11
March 2, 2020
Solidarity on the mountain
Transfiguration message by Jason Storbakken.
February 24, 2020
Overcoming obstacles, defeating enemies
Exodus 14:21-25
February 16, 2020
A stone
Message by guest preacher, Min. Gwen Horner
February 9, 2020
Communion conversations
Reflections from four members of MMF on the meaning and importance of communion.
February 2, 2020
Peace if Christ
Message by Todd Komarnicki
January 26, 2020
Like a dove
Matthew 3:13-17. Message by Jason Storbakken.
January 12, 2020
Be like magis
Message for Epiphany by Jason Storbakken
January 5, 2020
Light increases
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25. Message by Jason Storbakken.
December 22, 2019
Message by Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA.
December 8, 2019
Yearning for Christ
First Sunday of Advent. Message by Jason Storbakken.
December 2, 2019
Giving thanks through the struggle
Message by Minister Kendrick Arthur Kemp. Scripture: Genesis 32:22-32.
November 18, 2019
A Jesus parable
A parable of Jesus. Message by Jason Storbakken.
October 27, 2019
Lament births hope
A message from chapter 3 of the Book of Lamentations by Pastor Jason Storbakken.
October 13, 2019
Contemplative communion
This is the first service in our monthly communion service where we will be practicing various modes and techniques of contemplative spirituality.
October 6, 2019
Creation groans
Pastor Jason Storbakken shares a message that builds on the recent climate strike, and explores how the Scriptures call us to partner with creation.
September 23, 2019
Luke 15:1-10. What if Christianity is a parable?
September 15, 2019
One foundation
Message by Jason Storbakken. 1 Corinthians 3
September 1, 2019
Outdoing Jesus
Doug Pagitt joins Manhattan Mennonite to share a message and tell us about his new book.
August 18, 2019
“Pray like this...”
Jesus taught his disciples how to pray by modeling the Lord’s Prayer. In this message, Jason explores the prayer’s implications for a prayerful life in the 21st-century.
August 12, 2019
Living Beyond "I"
Rev. Nindyo Sasongko, theologian-in-residence at Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship, shares a timely message.
August 7, 2019
Incarcerated Christ, Executed God
Message by Jason Storbakken. Matthew 25. This message is in response to the attorney general’s recent announcement to move forward with five federal executions.
July 28, 2019
Mysticism & Revolutionary Social Change
Guest speaker: Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung, professor of ecumenical studies at Union Theological Seminary.
July 21, 2019
“Peace to this house”
Message by Carolyn May. Luke 10.
July 8, 2019
Elijah calls fire from heaven (Fire & Vision series)
Message by Jason Storbakken, pastor at Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship.
June 30, 2019
Moses and the Burning Bush (Fire & Vision series)
Part one of a three-part sermon series called Fire & Vision.
June 23, 2019
Trinity, Compassion, friendship
Trinity Sunday message by Nindyo Sasongko, theologian-in-residence at Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship.
June 16, 2019
Fire by Night
Pentecost Sunday message by Min. Melissa Florer-Bixler, pastor at Raleigh Mennonite Church.
June 9, 2019
Elation Revealed (or Revelation 2.0)
This message, preached by Jason Storbakken, is rooted in Revelation 22, the last chapter of the Bible. This sermon was preached on the last Sunday in the Easter season 2019.
June 3, 2019
Message by Jason Storbakken. This service celebrated students, teachers, and recent graduates.
May 27, 2019
Radical Vision
Message by Jason Storbakken
May 20, 2019
Forgiveness and healing: stories from Rwanda
Remembering the Rwandan genocide 25 years later with Denise Umiwana, author of FROM RED EARTH.
May 13, 2019
Touching the Wounds
On this second Sunday of Easter, Jason explores Thomas touching Jesus’ wounds as a liminal space (or what Celtic spirituality calls a "thin place" where transformation occurs.
April 28, 2019
Christ is Risen (Easter)
Message by Jason Storbakken
April 21, 2019
Ride on, King Jesus!
Message by Jason Storbakken. Palm Sunday 2019.
April 15, 2019
Always Persevere (and other life lessons from underdog superheroes)
Ephesians 6:10-20 Video is available here. Unfortunately, our recording of last week's sermons failed. So, today we're sharing a classic from the archives on the topic of perseverance. This sermon delves into Marvel comics, which is appropriate as Marvel Endgame releases later this month. Enjoy and be edified! #marvel #moongirl #mennonite
April 9, 2019
Could It Happen to Me?
Message by Michelle Kennel Shenk Woman's History Month series Luke 13:1-6
March 25, 2019
Perseverance and Audacity
Minister Carolyn May, Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship's intern from Union Theological Seminary, brings a message of hope, perseverance, and audacity. This message is part of the women's preaching series during Women's History Month. Text: Mark 5:21-43.
March 18, 2019
Does Anyone Care?
Candace Simpson, minister at Concord Baptist Church of Christ (Brooklyn, NYC) brings a prophetic message from Habakkuk 1:1-7.
March 10, 2019
Revelatory Prayer
The Transfiguration of Jesus, his tiredness and frustration, and our need to press through even when it might seem easier to give up.
March 4, 2019
Blessing Already (Beatitudes)
The Sunday sermon from 2/24/19 by Jason Storbakken, pastor at Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship. Scripture: Luke 6:20-26.
February 26, 2019