Vision, Covenant, & Policies

Every so often we’ve taken time to describe who we are and who we hope to be. We currently have a few documents that do that (the headings are links):

Constitution & Organizational Handbook

Our constitution provides a snapshot of our congregational vision, mission, and covenant statements and and overview of our structure — all at particular points in time. The Organizational Handbook is a separate document that goes into greater detail about positions and committees. Both are in need of continued revision. Created in 2007 and revised in 2015.

Faith Formation Vision, Mission, Values, & Goals

This is the result of our collective effort to describe what kind of faith we hope to nurture. It serves as a guidepost for our Formation Committee. Created in 2015.

Safe Congregation Policy

In draft form, this policy was developed in participation with the Safe Church Program hosted by the Collins Center of Harrisonburg, VA. It details our desire to comprehensively create a culture of sexual abuse awareness and prevention, and to model and teach healthy sexuality. Created in 2016, with implementation slated for 2016-2017 and ongoing.

Inclusion of people who identify as LBGTQIA+

Shalom seeks to welcome all people without discrimination based on sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Read our congregational statement here.