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Common Identities

Christian faith expressed by Mennonites is demonstrated in life and community and much more than simple Sunday church attendance. This section gives a list of categories that are both common and important for understanding the lives of individual Mennonites, particularly their lives of Christian faith in families, in communities, in occupations. These "common identities" words and categories should be considered and studied when describing the complex lives and many faceted interactions of Mennonites in their faith and life journeys as they interact in communities with fellow believers and with outsiders.

Free Church
Ordinance Observation and rites
Sermonic expression
Institutions of learning, compassion, recreation
Political formations and State relations

Courtship and Marriage
Histories and migrations including map sites

Non-violent relationships
Refugee Assistance

Sewing circles and quilting

Vocations and professions
Mutual aid
Self sufficient and sustaining communities
Disaster relief

Importance of basic as well as advanced learning
Story telling and poetry
Multi-linguistic identities that often include culture like Low German

Eating together

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Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan (MHSS)
Room 900 - 110 La Ronge Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 7H8
Archive Hours: Monday: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.