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.

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

The Resurrection of Lazarus

Paul Versluis

Jesus was a controversial figure. His teaching, his politics, his healings, his occasional claim to be the Son of Man, Son of God, Messiah, these are hard to accept. Even among friends who witnessed the events, they were not sure what to think. Nicodemus was not convinced. The Samaritan women at the well, she thinks Jesus is a prophet, maybe the Messiah. And the blind man who was healed, he is not sure who Jesus is. “All I can say is that I was blind and now I can see.” In our story today, people ask Jesus point blank, “Tell us plainly, are you the Messiah?”  Read more

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
Adults: "Memory Inspirited"

Worship
11:00 AM Sundays

October 19: Hymn Sing and Potluck

Worship Location
340 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

(in Gretchen’s House Day Care Center)

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