The following information is helpful for visitors and guests.
Houston Mennonite Church is located at
1231 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055.
Coming from the East and West: We are just north of I-10 by a half-mile and just west of the 610 Loop by 2 miles. Take the Wirt/Voss Road exit off I-10. Travel north on Wirt Road about half a mile, you’ll go past our building which is on your left (there’s no way to turn into our driveway when traveling north). Make a U-turn on Wirt to reverse course, and turn right into our driveway at 1231.
Coming from the North: Take the Bingle Road exit off 290 and head south for several miles. In order, the major roads you will cross will be 43rd, Hempstead, Kempwood, Hammerly, and Longpoint. Turn left on the next road, Westview. Travel east on Westview for about a mile to the second light. Turn right onto Wirt Road at this light and find our building a half-mile past Westview on the right.
From within the Spring Branch region of Houston: Travel east or west on Kempwood, Hammerly, Longpoint or Westview until you get to Wirt Road, which runs parallel to Bingle on the west and Antoine to the east. Travel south on Wirt Road (past Hammerly, Longpoint, and Westview). We are half a mile south of Westview on the right.
SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
10:45am – Worship.
9:30am – Sunday School for all ages.
Childcare is provided for ages 0 – 5 during all worship services and during Sunday School (except in the summer).
If you would like to speak with the pastor, please call (281) 783-9070 or email HMC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that the phone number above will always go to voicemail; please leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT
What can you expect if you decide to visit us on a Sunday morning?
We’re a vibrant, friendly, small community and we love being together. So you’ll probably walk in on us chatting and enjoying each other’s company, sipping coffee, and listening to music. We’re fairly casual in our dress, with everything from jeans and t-shirts to sweaters, skirts, and an occasional tie.
Our worship is engaging, and filled with a variety of singing styles, children’s story, scripture reading, conversational call-to-worship, an open sharing & prayer time, and a sermon usually shared by our pastor, Marty Troyer (though we also believe in the importance of every voice, so you’ll sometimes hear from other members of the community, especially over the summer). We believe that our worship is what shapes us into the image of Christ, and forms us to be faithful disciples in our lives once we leave. We also feel that we’re made stronger when guests join us for worship. So feel free to join in at whatever level you are comfortable.
Children of all ages are welcome at HMC! We have a children’s message in each worship service, and childcare is available for children ages 0 – 5 in each service and during the 9:30am – 10:30am Sunday School hour (except during Summer Break).
Our building is simple, reflecting our hope to find goodness in the little things of life. You won’t find anything fancy or shiny inside our sanctuary. Just a group of people thankful to be on The Journey with each other.
You are welcome to join us. Come as you are! See you Sunday at 10:45am.
PARKING & ENTRANCES
Parking is in a state of flux right now! The lot directly behind us is being developed for construction and our parking lot and driveway are often limited in accessibility (including being partially torn up). There are still a few parking spaces so please feel free to look for a spot directly behind the church building and enter through the door next to our Peace Pole.
However, if the lot is full, you’ll need to try one of the following:
– The grassy field directly on the other side of the building (you’ll have to be heading south on Wirt to enter; look for markers at the entrance) and then come in through the doors on that same side of the building.
– If it’s been raining, the field won’t be a good place to park (you may get stuck in the soft ground) so try surface streets directly to the north or east of HMC. Walk across Wirt if necessary (be careful!) and enter HMC through either set of doors.
We’re sorry our parking situation is sub-optimal right now! It’s temporary and we hope to be back to normal soon.
INSIDE THE BUILDING
Once inside, you will walk in to a medium-width hallway, and likely be greeted by one of our church members and handed a bulletin.
The sanctuary will be straight in to your left.
Bathrooms and drinking fountain are an immediate left after you come in the front doors. Nursery and childcare space are straight and to your right.
The pastor’s office is immediately to your right inside the front door.
Marty Troyer is the pastor of Houston Mennonite Church. Before moving to Houston in the fall of 2008, he was a youth pastor for nine years in Oregon and Kansas. Marty loves Houston, and finds himself feeling right at home here at HMC. In early 2012, Marty and his wife Hannah committed to being at Houston Mennonite Church for another 4 years.
Marty is thrilled to be married to Hannah and to be the proud daddy to Malakai, Clara and Ruby. The family’s best friend is their dog named Chubs. Actually, their best friends are people, but they really do like Chubs a lot. Marty grew up just outside of Columbus, Ohio. He has three siblings, three post-high school diplomas (including one from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in 2008), and 1,303 key chains.
He loves reading novels, being outside, and spending as much time as possible with family. He’s passionate about peace, social justice, and spreading grace to each person in Houston. He would love to meet you sometime!