Embracing the mystery of God frees us from ever thinking we have arrived or have it all together. Rituals and doctrine help us engage God, but they are not God. We hold these things loosely and approach them with humility. At their best, they help us connect with God and each other. At their worst they are used as weapons and can be turned into idols.
We hold them loosely but tenderly. They are a container for the sacred and they are a gift. We are cautious to not change for the sake of change, but acknowledge that we can and have and will get it wrong. We continue to ask ourselves “what is the fruit?” Are we becoming more like the God who is Love? That is the goal of our journey together.
We are a community that seeks to be a place where all people experience God’s justice, peace and joy. We denounce white supremacy and seek to root out its ideology from within ourselves and our systems. We are committed to the work of antiracism and pursuing liberation for all people from oppression. We strive to use inclusive language in our gatherings together. We invite everyone, without qualification, to full participation in our community and life together. We welcome and affirm LGBTQ persons for membership, marriage, ministry, and leadership.
"We who were formerly no people at all, and who knew of no peace, are now called to be a church of peace. True Christians do not know vengeance. They are the children of peace. Their hearts overflow with peace. Their mouths speak peace, and they walk in the way of peace."
- Menno Simon
Grand Rapids, Michigan
We are a house church. We meet, worship, discern, and fellowship together in our own homes.
Even more so now, during this global pandemic.
We meet in area parks on Sunday mornings from 10-11:30am during the summer months. Our kids play while we socialize, read and discuss scripture, and share life together.
All are welcome.
To join us, please request access to our Google group where we share prayer requests, celebrations, and Sunday meeting information.
You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org