We at Shalom Community Church strive to fulfill a vision of shalom, to embody the love, compassion and justice of Jesus in our personal and community journeys. Without exception, all who share this vision are welcome to participate in the full life of the church. We value the creative tension and the strength that result from sharing differences in beliefs within the community and we are committed to pilgrimage peacefully, simply, together.
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The Story of Winnie the Bird
Four of our grandchildren were playing in front of the cottage. James is 3, Lucia and Grace are 4, and Elizabeth is 6. They came upon a bird, a baby bird that had fallen from its nest, and died on the road. The bird was sort of flat, having been ridden over by a car tire, but you could tell it was a bird, little feet, little beak, feathers, a few flies.
Slowly the four of them gathered closer around the bird, and the next thing, the little fallen bird had a name, “Winnie”, Winnie the Bird.
Time for School Kits!
This year we will be gathering supplies for the Mennonite Central Committee school kits. There will be a box out on Sundays to collect the items and we will have the youth put them together during the congregational meeting on September 14th.
Contents (NEW items only):
- 4 spiral or perforated notebooks (8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 in and 70 sheets)
- 8 unsharpened pencils
- 1 ruler (flat, flexible plastic; indicating both 30 cm and 12 in)
- 12 colored pencils (in packaging)
- 1 large pencil eraser
125,513 kits were shipped last year to Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Ethiopia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Burundi, Ukraine, Haiti, Russia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), U.S., Serbia and El Salvador.