“Vision: Healing and Hope”
Simply put we are family. But you don’t need to have been born a Mennonite to be a part of this family.
Stahl Mennonite is a congregation that values community and relationships among diverse people, with various backgrounds and life experiences. We work hard to share our lives meaningfully with one another and those around us. We seek to know Jesus in our daily lives as we gather in worship and as we scatter throughout the Johnstown area. We celebrate God moving among us, in the ordinary messiness of life lived together.
You have a place here. You are welcome in our family.
Sounds strange to say that our church had its beginning at a sawmill, yet that is exactly where the story started over 100 years ago.
We are not referring to the milling of building lumber, but the initial conversations to form a new church in the Soap Hollow area of Johnstown. Mennonite church services had been held periodically around the area prior to 1866, but travel distances and weather in the hilly terrain often made it hard for people to attend meeting houses farther away. Our Community was formed in 1882, with the building being erected on a parcel of land donated by John Stahl - thus the name Stahl Mennonite.
During the last 100+ years, Stahl has been actively participating in the work of God not just in Johnstown, but around the globe. We find great joy that our preceding church family helped in the formation of a presence in Johnstown, but we know we are always changing to meet the needs of our community. Today, we work as a member of Allegheny Mennonite Conference which is a part of Mennonite Church USA to connect with resources and persons outside our community. We look forward to the next 100+ years, and to whatever work God calls us.