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.

Bruno Hussar

Paul Versluis

“I feel I have four selves: I really am a Christian and a Priest, I really am a Jew, I really am an Israeli and if I don’t feel I really am an Egyptian, I do at least feel very close to the Arabs who I know and love.” 

André [Bruno] Hussar was born in Egypt in 1905. His mother was French and his father was Hungarian of the Jewish faith. He studied engineering in Paris and during these university years, he contemplated the problem of evil and as he did he was drawn to Jesus. With his mothers blessing he become a Catholic Dominican Priest. Read more about Bruno Hussar and his Oasis of Peace.

From Peace Without to Peace Within

Grace Helms Kotre

As Thomas Merton said, “The frenzy of the activist...destroys her own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of her own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful." That was me.

Then, thankfully, things changed.

Read Grace's story.

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

Worship
11:00 AM Sundays

Worship Location
340 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

(in Gretchen’s House Day Care Center)

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