An Inclusive congregation
In response to the
divisive aspects of our cultural and political life, we as a congregation
reaffirm our commitment to our Welcome 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 simply,
Our emphasis on community and peacemaking stem from a shared
heritage of both the Church of the Brethren and Mennonite denominations.
As well, we embrace within our community active participants
from a variety of faith origins and perspectives who have found a place among
The story of our quilt
Quilts have long been significant in Mennonite and Church of the Brethren culture and for many of us as individuals. Our quilt has deep meaning for us as a congregation telling a number of important stories of who we are and who we are becoming.