About Us

Being formed into community—telling our stories into our fuller humanity

Mission & Values

Who we are
Drawn together by Jesus Christ we are a community of hope, broken and blessed. We are being healed, saved and made whole in sharing God’s love and grace with each other, within our neighborhoods and with our world.

What we do
As guests at Christ's Table, with joy we invite all to our fellowship. We give ourselves to the Reign of God in the world, seeking to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God” in our homes, our work, in south central Elkhart, and around the globe.

What we value
-Worship-centered community life
-Life-cultivating, life-giving relationships
-Peace, nonviolence, justice
-Learning together—corporate experiences, play, study, etc.
-Diversity and inclusion
-Sustainability, stewardship of resources, Earth care
-Support and expression of gifts
-Connections with area churches

Membership at Fellowship of Hope


“A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves.”
-from Wendell Berry’s essay, "The Loss of the Future" in the book, the long legged house

“Hospitality means primarily the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer freedom not disturbed by dividing lines. It is not to lead our neighbor into a corner where there are no alternatives left, but to open a wide spectrum of options for choice and commitment.”
-Henri Nouwen

Some of our history
Intentional Community Reflections from the Mennonite 3-03-2009
What should I know before joining an intentional community?
Community That Transforms in Sojourners July 2010
Cyneatha Millsaps: Jump into the Promise of God a talk at AMBS pastor's week 2013—an AMBS iTunesU podcast.

Several great books on Christian Community:

Mystics and Misfits-Christiana Peterson-2018

Called to Community: the life Jesus wants for his people -2016

John Alexander: Being Church: reflections on how to live as the people of God -2012

A great book on community by Reba Place Fellowship member David Janzen -2012

Christine Pohl: Living Into Community -2012

Life in Intentional Community-Brian Sanders 2015

And of course we also recommend the book [from 2011] edited by our own Joanna Shenk: Widening the Circle: Experiments in Christian Discipleship

How To Find Us

the meeting house phone number is 574-294-1416
email: moc.liamg|hcruhchof#moc.liamg|hcruhchof
link to mapquest of meeting house

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News and More about Mennonites

Mennonite Church USA
Third Way Cafe-information about Mennonites
The Mennonite
Mennonite World Review
MCC-Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonites and Peace
Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference
Current Dreamseeker Magazine
Christian Peacemaker Teams

Local ministry

Church Community Services

Other resources

Englewood Review of Books

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