Congregation Information
Rainbow Mennonite Church (018093)
Meeting Place
1444 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City Kansas 66103
Ph: 913-236-8820

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Mailing Address
1444 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City Kansas 66103-1829
Ph: 913-236-8820
Fax: 913-236-6838

Email: office@rainbowmennonite.org
Web: http://rainbowmennonite.org/

Ministers:
Ruth Rebecca Harder
 
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Affiliations:
Western District Conference

Description: Our congregation consists of approximately 200 people who live all over the greater Kansas City metro area. We are predominantly caucasian, middle-to-upper middle class professionals, about 2/3 of us are ethnic Mennonite. Our church is located in the Rosedale area in Kansas City, Kansas.
Founded: 1964
Members/Covenanted Attendees: 263
History: Rainbow Mennonite Church (RMC)was founded in 1957 and was originally located on Rainbow Boulevard. In the late 1960's, the pastors of the Rosedale United Methodist (RUMC), the Rosedale Christian Church (RCC) and ours began an informal federation which ultimately became the Sharing Community of Rosedale. Its focus was to support Rosedale, an older cental city, changing neighborhood. Since the RUMC and the RCC were declining in numbers and ours was gaining, in 1970, we moved our congregation into the RUMC building to share its facilities, although worship services remained separate. The Sharing Community was formally incorporated in the 1980's. This facilitated the ownership of adjacent property, which was turned into and maintained as a neighborhood park. The RUMC decided to close in the 1990's and that left RMC and RCC as the only entities of the SCR. As of May (this year), the RCC members became associate members of RMC. We are now in the process of renovating our facilities. We are excited about this endeavor, as it will allow us room to grow.