As followers of Jesus Christ our story begins with the story of the Bible, our scripture. The more particular Anabaptist story begins in January, 1525, during the early years of the Protestant Reformation, when a group of young adult believers were secretly and voluntarily rebaptized, a capital crime at that time. They held that the Bible, rather than the government authorities, was the sole and final authority for the church. Menno Simons was an early prominent leader and eventually the group became known as “Mennonites” because of his name. Our particular congregation had its beginnings in 1976. Several families with young children, then living in the Hampton Roads area, wanted to move to the more open spaces of James City County. These families were the charter group for the present church. The group met to worship in the Parish Hall of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Norge, Virginia. This building still serves the present congregation, with an addition for Christian Education classrooms and a fellowship hall. We treasure the faithfulness of our spiritual ancestors and also realize the challenge of passing on the faith to the next generation. For more see Mennonite History .