what's happening at First Mennonite

  • community support for ukranian refugees & hosts

    Lists of the many ways you can help support the Ukrainian families and their hosts are available on the foyer table outside the sanctuary. Current needs are also posted on the bulletin board outside the church office. Take a look and see where you can participate.

  • Youth events

    Final H2H: Sunday, August 7, will be our final H2H. Meet in the Family Life Center from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for a night of worship, prayer, scripture, and hearing the Lord’s voice! 

    School’s Back Shebang aka Seth’s final Hurrah: Monday, August 8, Come on out to Tim and Lana Shoaf’s house from 5:30-8:30 pm for swimming, food, worship, and more! This will be Seth’s last event for the youth so we hope you can all be there.

  • Women's event

    Women of Adams County are invited to First Mennonite Church for “Chosen: Daughter of the King”, a one-day women’s ministry event. Last year about 300 women from Adams County attended across three locations, with great anticipation for another event this year. Please consider joining women from all over the southern part of Adams County at First Mennonite on Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The cost for the day is $25. Women can register in person after the morning service on July 31 or August 7, or by clicking here. The last day to registration is Monday, August 8.

  • adult small groups

    Adult small groups are starting up again! Groups will begin meeting the week of August 14 and will be studying 1-3 John and Jude. If you are interested in joining a group or would like more information, contact Pastor Jim at jim@firstmennonite.org or call the church office.

  • host families needed

    There will be a group of African youth coming to First Mennonite from the Evangelical Center for Revival in Middletown, Pennsylvania. This is the church we visit during our catechism trips. Their youth wanted to visit us since we have visited them a number of times. We are in need of several

    host families for the nights of August 19 and 20.

  • pool party

    An all-church pool party and picnic carry-in (at Lehman Park) is set for Sunday, August 14, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of fun together as First Mennonite makes a BIG SPLASH at the Berne Pool!

  • Fall Kick-off

    Before we know it, summer will be over! Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, August 31, and join us for a FUN evening of laughs, entertainment and inspiration for the whole family!  Start the evening with PIZZA, beginning at 5:45 and stay for THE CRAZY TIE GUY and FAMILY at 7:00.



    You are invited to visit the Farmers and Artists market each Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. - noon.  Located at the corner of US 27 and Hwy 218 in Berne, IN, the market offers a variety of fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, and an abundance of crafts all made, baked, or grown by area residents. Freshly made waffles, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are also available for purchase. 

    For more information, call 260.849.1603.

  • michiana relief sale

    It’s not too early to mark your calendars…the 2022 Michiana Relief Sale will be held Friday, September 23-Saturday, September 24, at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds! 

  • adult quiz tournament

    It's back for 2022!  First Mennonite church will again be hosting an Adult Quiz Tournament on October 1, 2022, beginning at 9:00 a.m. For more information and registration forms, please visit the tournament website, https://adultbiblequizzingtourney.weebly.com/.