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What To Expect at Oley Valley Mennonite Church

 

Worship services are casual at Oley Valley Mennonite Church. Our services start with music, often gospel or contemporary songs or familiar hymns. Our pastor preaches a Bible-based message with practical application to help you live out your faith during the week.  There is opportunity to share praises and prayer requests following the sermon.  Services are usually about an hour, and then you are welcome to visit with people afterwards.  Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m.  We are located at 1571 Memorial Highway (along Rt. 662), Oley, PA.

Please accept this as our personal invitation for you to stop by and visit with us. We would consider it an honor to meet you and to worship the Lord Jesus Christ together.

Our Mission at Oley Valley Mennonite Church

 

As an Anabaptist-Mennonite faith community, we encourage our members to be the hands and feet of Jesus both in our local neighborhoods and world-wide.  Our ministries include:

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) - a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, sharing Christ's love by giving material resources to those in need.  

 Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) - a volunteer network of churches, responding to disasters in the U.S. and Canada by helping to clean up, repair, and rebuild homes while encouraging hope and faith. 

Operation Christmas Child - partnering with Samaritan's Purse who distributes Christmas Shoeboxes, filled by churches to children in need throughout the world.  

Oley Valley Food Pantry -  local churches working together to provide food to those in need in the Oley Valley community. 

New Person Ministries - a Christ-centered ministry, working with men returning to society from incarceration.  

 

Our Beliefs

 

We are a member congregation of the Atlantic Coast Conference of the Mennonite Church.  We are a part of Mennonite World Conference (www.mwc-cmm.org/)  We believe in the core values of historic Anabaptists and Mennonites with a Christ-centered, faith that is Bible-based.

Our Pastor

David Gehman, who grew up in Bally, PA and previously served as pastor at Oley Valley Mennonite about thirty years ago, is our current interim pastor.  He finds visiting every family that attends rewarding and is also making visits to friends of the congregation.  Dave has been in pastoral ministry since 1979, serving churches in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  Most recently, he retired from 24 years as lead pastor at Parkesburg Mennonite Church and was interim pastor at a church in New York state.  He graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, VA.  Pastor Dave and his wife, Lois, live near Parkesburg, PA.

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