Sunday Service starts at 9:30 AM with Second Hour at 11 AM at 6044 E 30th St in Tucson.
The atmosphere at Shalom can be summed up in one word — “comfortable.”
- The atmosphere at Shalom can be summed up in one word—“comfortable.” People are encouraged to dress in the way that makes them feel most comfortable. For many this means shorts and sandals (or even bare feet!), while others are most comfortable in their “Sunday best.”
Our numbers vary quite a bit with the seasons, with a smaller, more intimate feel during the summer months, but then swelling close to capacity as we are joined by our seasonal attendees during the winter.
Our Sunday worship service starts at 9:30 AM. Most Sundays we have a worship order with times of prayer, Scripture reading, hearing a message, reflection/response, and community sharing.
Occasionally Sunday services surprise with a different format such as Lectio Divina, Taize-style or a feast as part of the service.
Shalom is blessed with a very talented group of song leaders and musicians, and music always plays a big part in the service. Much of our singing is done from the Mennonite Hymnal: A Worship Book, as well as the Sing the Journey and Sing the Story supplements. We sing from a wide range of styles including four-part harmony, international rhythms, and folk inspired melody.
- There are frequently elements in the worship service that invite congregational participation, although people are free to be quiet participants as well.
Children of all ages are a welcome part of our worship services. There is a professionally staffed nursery available for younger children when parents and children prefer that.
Following worship, there is Sunday School for children and youth and a “Second Hour” education time for adults.
Second Hour features a range of activities such as book studies, group discussions, guest speakers, as well as more active events such as letter-writing to immigration detainees, a neighborhood peace walk, and Christmas caroling at local long-term care facilities.