The people of Warwick River Mennonite Church have a rich history of hard work, love for music, close fellowship, and ministry to the social and spiritual needs of others. We invite you to walk the journey of discipleship with us. You do not have to be born Mennonite. All you need is to be interested in finding your place with us in God’s family. So drop by sometime on a Sunday morning for Sunday School or Worship. Or perhaps on a Tuesday evening from 4 to 6 when we have community prayer time. We also have several small groups that meet regularly in homes, family game nights, and a fabric crafts group called Threads Together. See our calendar for the schedule.
Our main building is undergoing renovation, so we are meeting in the chapel in the back. The atmosphere is informal and cozy. You may attend our worship services via Zoom* also. If you do drop by for a visit, you might just see that the little church by the Warwick River has much to offer you and your family.
Just over one hundred years ago, Mennonite farm families from Ohio and Maryland moved down to Denbigh to establish a “colony” on the Peninsula. Through hard work and sound farming practices, they renewed the land and established profitable farms and associated industries. Then, as the City of Newport News began to grow, many of them developed their land one plot at a time rather than sell their farms and move. This created familiar neighborhoods in the “Colony” and “Denbigh” districts of Newport News. With the earnings from such endeavors, these farmers-turned-contractors built a school (Warwick River Christian School), a retirement center (Mennowood), and a Christian camp (Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center). They planted over six churches on the Peninsula and elsewhere. And always, at the heart of their life together, was the church they built and loved, Warwick River Mennonite Church.
*Zoom connection information available in the bulletin, or by calling the church office.