Shalom Community Church

A Mennonite and Church of the Brethren Congregation
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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.

In a Mirror Dimly

Laura Brubacher

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.”

I’m drawn to this passage because it feels like a validation for me, and a validation of me. Sometimes I feel as if I’m adrift in a sea of people who are so self-assured and confident that they know the answers—American society tends to promote this kind of cockiness—and in this sea I’m happy to find connection with fellow swimmers who are not ultimately sure, who have questions, doubts, insecurities, can show weakness and be vulnerable. Not that I want to surround myself with fellow swimmers who are all just drowning in despair and uncertainty, but I appreciate it when people can utilize strength as well as acknowledge weakness, share what they know and do not know.   Read more

Sunday Worship and Fellowship at Delhi Park

It's been a tradition at Shalom to show our appreciation for God's creation by having worship and fellowship in the midst of it.  This summer we will do so twice, once on Sunday, July 13, and again on Sunday, August 10.  Each time we will gather at 11:00 at a reserved pavilion at Delhi Park (there's a small entry fee).  Then we'll have our normal service and a potluck picnic (the food is awesome!).  All are invited, especially those new to Shalom.  It's a great way to meet folks and get to know them.