We are steadily moving toward ministries of social concern at East Goshen Mennonite Church. Increasingly, ministries such as our Food Pantry, First Light Mission and many other attempts to meet physical needs in our community have received our money, time and attention. We believe that our challenge for the future is to support these social ministries also with prayer, evangelism and a dependence on the Holy Spirit.

In Our Congregation


Youth Ministries

Mission: Each youth, with the help of the church, will seek to develop a meaningful and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as understood in an Anabaptist Mennonite perspective. Our congregation will create an atmosphere that invites our youth to actively participate in the life of the church, to willingly serve and relate in our community and world, and to live wholesomeness and grace-filled lives.
INTER GENERATIONAL Connections:

An important part of our youth ministry efforts are the various ways that our youth interact with the entire congregation. Some of these ways have included:

  • Participation and involvement in Sunday morning worship.
  • A mentor/mentee relationship that continues through their youth years.
  • Activities with adults where faith stories are shared.
  • Youth helping to lead children’s ministry activities.
  • Visiting homes of older adults in the congregation.

Adult Ministries

 
Adult Sunday school

All ages of adults have opportunities to meet together to share prayer concerns, study and encourage each other.

Bread of Life Food Pantry at EGMC

People in need from the Goshen community come every Tuesday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, into the southwest entry of the church building to receive assistance with non-perishable food items, bread, essential household supplies, and personal hygiene items.

What is the Food Pantry?

People in need from the Goshen community come every Tuesday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, into the southwest entry of the church building to receive assistance with non-perishable food items, bread, essential household supplies, and personal hygiene items.

Who is eligible to receive assistance?

Our guests are women, men and families who live in Goshen.  We do not ask anyone to give us any personal information beyond their name, address (we request a photo ID) and phone number. We will assist each household one time per calendar month.

How can I help?

We depend on donations to provide all of our resources. Some people give food items, but the majority of what we give away is purchased at the Northern Indiana Food Bank with money donated by people inside and outside our congregation. Make checks payable to East Goshen Mennonite Church and simply write "Food Pantry" in the memo line.

The Food Pantry is primarily staffed by people who are willing to do things like offer hospitality to guests, stock shelves, and transport boxes from the Food Bank.  We would welcome your assistance with these tasks.

The pantry has been busier than ever since the closing of another prominent pantry in the community.

We pray that all who walk through the doors of our building are blessed with friendship, something that will help with their physical need, and the touch of Christ's love.

Mennonite and Service Agencies


Mennonite Mission Network

Mennonite Mission Network exists to lead, mobilize and equip the church to participate in holistic witness to Jesus Christ in a broken world.

Mennonite Health Services (MHS)

Mennonite Health Services (MHS) is a not-for-profit organization that supports Mennonite and other Anabaptist faith-grounded health and human service providers in their leadership and strategic direction. We work to expand the capacity of our members, and to help them refine and enhance organizational performance in relationship to their values. To meet these goals, we provide resources and values-based consulting services to members and other not-for-profit, faith-grounded organizations.

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)

Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith and wholeness.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.

In Our Community


The Window

Opening a window to God's love and inspiring hope for changed lives.

The Depot – MCC Thrift Shop

As a network of not-for-profit Thrift Shops, we support the local and global relief, development and peace projects of Mennonite Central Committee.

Mennonite Women

Mennonite Women USA (MW USA) is a sisterhood of women following Jesus. Engaging the voices of all women, we honor our stories, practice justice, and embrace healing. MW USA includes any woman who desires to connect with other Anabaptist women through our publications, events, and social media.

Menno-Hof

Menno-Hof creatively interprets and presents the history and values of the Anabaptists.

Lacasa

Lacasa is a nonprofit housing agency, with programs to help clients achieve financial stability. From becoming a homeowner to improving credit scores; from finding an affordable rental to receiving home repair assistance. Lacasa believes that everyone deserves a strong foundation!

Indiana/Michigan Conference

A community of congregations centered on Jesus, guided by the Holy Spirit, acting Through Grace, Love and Peace, engaging the world God loves.

First Light Mission

First Light Mission is devoted to providing resources and temporary shelter for the homeless in crisis by partnering with congregations and the community.

Church Community Services

Church Community Services is a faith-based agency helping people of Elkhart County weather life’s storms and build more secure futures through emergency assistance and intensive job and life-skills training.

Center For Healing And Hope

For over 20 years, the Center for Healing & Hope has provided medical and advocacy services in a Christ-like manner to meet people’s needs in Elkhart County.

Amigo Centre

Amigo Centre is an inviting, Christ-centered resource serving the church, families, and individuals by fostering opportunities for relationships, recreation, and reflection in a natural setting.