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.

Feeding the 5000

Paul Versluis

 

A large crowd had gathered to listen to Jesus teaching.  The disciples say to Jesus, “This is a deserted place and it is getting late so send the crowd away so they can go into the villages and get something to eat.” 

 

Jesus responds,   “You give them something to eat.” 

 

The disciples hesitate, “It would cost $20K to feed this many people.”

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25 Years in a Prison Classroom

Judy Wenzel

Many of the men I knew astonished me. T-Bone arrived one morning in October, bringing in his own brand of sunshine. He was African-American, stockily built, in his late 50's or early 60's, always wearing a blue knit cap that sat forward on his forehead. From the very first day, he approached the federal teacher on the other side of the room (who almost never interacted with us), grabbed his hat in his fist, bowed a little, saying, “Good mornin' Sir! I hope you are having a nice day!”

Read more of Judy's reflection.

Learn about her and her book, Light From a Cage.

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

Resumes in September.

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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