A Mennonite and Church of the Brethren Congregation

Shalom Community Church Continuing the work of Jesus Peacefully Simply Together

Shalom Community Church

Shalom Community Church

Shalom Community Church

Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

Continuing the work of Jesus

Continuing the work of Jesus

Continuing the work of Jesus

Jesus is our leader, teacher, and savior. Our creed is to do what He did. We are not always sure what that entails, but our effort is always in that direction. Our witness tends to be conveyed more by actions than by words.

Peacefully

Peacefully

Peacefully

Our living is peaceful living. We strive to create reconciliation in the world, an end to violence and war, an establishment of justice. We do our best to repair the ravages that have been wrought on our environment and on our fellow human beings.

Simply

Simply

Simply

We endeavor to resist the "idolatry of things" and free ourselves of accumulation, the better to work in love and peace. Historically, our traditions have used words like nonconformity, plainness, and simplicity to indicate this commitment.

Together

Together

Together

We worship, grow spiritually, and act in community. We study the Bible together, modestly striving to discern the will of God for us. This togetherness includes an active effort to work with those of different faiths in building bridges of understanding.

Shalom Community Church

Welcoming Statement

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.

Making a Prairie

makingaprairie

 

Shalom's Don Thackrey has recently published a collection of poetry in a beautiful book called Making A Prairie.  The poems are organized as a life journal, taking us not only into his life--partly fictionalized--but also into life on the Nebraska prarie during a time only few of us remember.  Don is a former editor, writer and research administrator at the University of Michigan.  Making a Prairie is available here.

Righing Relationships

Joy Versluis

The writers of the series “Do You See This Woman?” focus on how Miriam and Deborah (and Jael) can be a model for us in the church. They write: “These women represent the kinds of full participations possible for women in the church when individuals move toward right relationships.” In particular, we can look at Deborah for exemplifying stellar leadership, a true “example of a righteous and faithful leader.”

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Quilt

The Quilt is an important part of our church. Take a moment and learn its story.

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Hours & Location

Sunday School
10:00 AM Sundays

February 7: Jonathan and Jameel Brenneman will discuss Christian Peacemaking.

Worship
11:00 AM Sundays

February 7: Jonathan Brenneman will speak on Christian Peacemaking. 

Worship Location
340 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

(in Gretchen’s House Day Care Center)

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