About us

WHY IN IRELAND?

In the Bible, Jesus Christ calls His followers to go into the entire world, serving Him by serving others, and sharing with them the Good News of the Gospel. Since the Amish and Mennonites had their beginnings in Europe, we feel a special attraction in returning to the lands of our ancestors, continuing the faith and practice of faithful believers over the centuries.

It is our desire to be good neighbours, and to be of service to the people in our community. In addition, we want to maintain a fellowship of believers where anyone can feel welcome to worship the Lord with us. Our purpose is to glorify God by living for Him, and showing by example that the Christian life is a joyful, productive life, that Jesus is the Answer to every person’s deepest needs, and that the Bible is the Foundation on which we can safely build our lives.

IS EVERYONE WELCOME?

Everyone is indeed welcome, regardless of their nationality, social status, or religious background. Visitors are always welcome at our worship services, which are held every Sunday morning at 10:30.

While our dress and practices may be different from what you are accustomed to, please do not hesitate to come and visit. We often have visitors, and we do not expect visitors to dress as we do. You are welcome to come ‘as you are’, and to come as often as you like. Members of our church in Ireland include local Irish people as well as resident immigrants from a variety of countries.

Our meeting place is not fancy but the fellowship is warm and inviting. The marks of Christ’s church, we think, are not soaring spires and gothic windows; even less are they richness and hugeness. The mark of the Church is life: the living body of believers carrying out the will of Christ, who is the Head of the Church.

CONCLUSION

We hope that this brief message gives you a better understanding of the Amish Mennonites, who we are, and what we believe. More importantly, we would earnestly encourage you to find true meaning in life and to make preparation for eternity through believing in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.

We offer free Bible study guides and other booklets. We would also like to share with you a free monthly Christian magazine, which has stories and articles for the whole family.

If you want more information, or would like to order any of the above, please contact us:

Dunmore East Christian Fellowship
Amish Mennonite Community
Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
Phone/fax: (051) 385005

 

Directions to our meeting house are below:

From Waterford, take Dunmore Road.  About 2 miles before Dunmore East, turn right at sign for Dunmore East Christian Fellowship.  Go to first cross and turn left.  Church is approx. ½ mile, on right.

Visitors are always welcome!

8 Responses to About us

  1. Johnny Coleman says:

    Thank you for creating this website to share your faith.

    I am an avid gardener. I have read about Amish / Mennonite farming techniques. Are there any online opportunities for learning more?

    I am also interested in learning in person. I live near Guthrie, Oklahoma USA

    Thank you,

    Johnny
    Johnny8@cox.net

    • admin says:

      Hello Johnny,

      Gardening is a great activity. However, that is not the purpose of this site. I am sure there are plenty of other sites dedicated to that. As far as Amish/Mennonite techniques, I don’t know that it would be very different to anybody else. We don’t set out to be great gardeners/farmers. We aim to follow Christ and His teaching first and foremost. Anything else that we do is a result of that.
      God bless ye,
      Jon

  2. Oowo says:

    It is a joy to see people living by faith and the grace that comes from Jesus Christ. We live in an age where God has been taken out of everything we see morals at a high time low and violence has increased among all classes and age .
    I put my trust in God alone and I am raising my children in the way of the Lord. I await the promises of eternal life and peace.
    God bless your community and may a God enable the Amish / mennnonite community to reach out positively to your immediate society by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    God bless you all amen

  3. Noeleen says:

    Its such a pleasure to know that a way of life such as your community still exists. Im forty one yrs old, Divorced but live alone. Since My divorce 17yrs ago I have found a faith in God that never would have happened had I stayed in my marraige. I attend church 4 times a week. I live my life to help others, but find the speed of this so called modern life, the media, peoples poor morals, bitterness, and hatred a very hopeless outlook for the future. I am Irish and raised catholic, if only your community were not 4hrs away, I would give up everything I have to live the true life that you all live in serving god not just in word but also in deed. Would you be insulted if I asked you to say a prayer for me and my family.

    God bless you all.

    Noeleen

  4. louis hemmings says:

    Greetings – as you will be aware, in Ireland Christian values are under attack. Right now the focus of liberals & secularists is on abortion and women’s rights.

    Non-Catholic Christians have sat on their hands & let the Catholic church fight that battle on their behalf. It is pertinent for all Christians to join those of other faiths in this crucial pro-life rescue movement.

    Abortion is a divisive issue amongst Christians but the Bible is pretty plain when it comes to respect for life on the one hand, and compassion for people in difficult circumstances, on the other. We cannot ignore the penetrating questions God will ask us if we do nothing….

    Defend the weak and the fatherless;
        uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
    Rescue the weak and the needy;
        deliver them from the hand of the wicked.  Psalm 82:3-4

    I myself have got more committed to the Pro Life position, due to experiencing God’s mercy during the brief life and death of my stillborn daughter, 20 years ago.  http://cowbird.com/story/8816/Holly__Goodbye_Au_Revoir_Slan/

    please consider reading this Pro Life briefing document:
    http://prolifecampaign.ie/?page_id=2771

    and / or order postcards to send to your local politicians:
    http://www.prolifecampaign.ie/postcard-campaign.htm  

    or, ring Denise on 085 819 1689

    thank you for reading this one-off mailing

    yours sincerely

    Louis Hemmings

    • admin says:

      Dear Louis,
      We share your concerns about the protection of the precious lives of the unborn. Some of us attended the Vigil for Life on 19-1-13. We have sent the postcards and signed the petition.
      Our human power is very limited, however, and we depend on the All-Powerful Life-giver. We do not trust in earthly governments but in the King of Kings!
      We recognize that the issue of abortion is largely a result of a lustful, immoral, and ungodly society. If people would abide by God’s principles of procreation and marriage, the baby killing clinics would be out of business.

      May God bless each one,
      -D.E. Christian Fellowship

  5. Dear Folks,

    A brief greeting from an Irishman temporarily living on the other side of the world.

    How very good of you to have a presence on the Internet – a very malicious place, as we have found to our emotional cost. We go nowhere on it save to ‘update’ our own little Puritan site … and had no idea whatsoever of the extent of vulgarity, and malice, and immorality, that is in the 21st century, until we began to ‘look about’ on the Internet.

    Attempts to address people’s animosities have met with such horrific profanity and abuse as we hope will never happen to you. ‘Evangelical’ people, in general, are little better, save that they slander without the profane and filthy language. We have determined to close the ‘site’ down and be done with the whole sordid business, but, always, someone will send a comment or word of appreciation; and so, we remain for a while longer …

    All the very best to you, folks. Your godly conduct and conversation can only be a light in this depraved world of the 21st century. With warmest regards, I remain,

    Yours sincerely,
    Philip Livingstone
    philiplivingstone.org

  6. Ruth Thornton says:

    Hi everyone and God’s blessings to you all,

    I am 53 never married but have grown children. I am interested in joining an Amish community such as you have. Tell me, is there anywhere I can find out how to do this? Or anyone I can contact.

    God Bless

    Ruth

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