Congregational snapshot: Peace Mennonite Church, Dallas, Texas

Fourth in a series featuring congregations in WDC

Peace Mennonite Church, Dallas, is one of two Peace Mennonite Churches in the Western District. Peace gathers for worship in Farmer’s Branch, the first suburb north of Dallas, TX in a rented commercial space.

Peace is an energetic urban church made of members from around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex working to promote peace and justice locally and internationally.  Significant local partnerships include the Dallas Peace and Justice Center, an advocacy organization founded by the church devoted to building peace and justice in Dallas through education and activism. The annual banquet draws a couple of hundred Dallas peacemakers together to celebrate our work together. Another partner is North Dallas Shared Ministries, our local food pantry and crisis care agency that works with more than 60,000 people annually.

Peace’s mission is to be a welcoming community seeking to extend Christ’s Peace, and we’re always looking for ways to bring people together, including church retreats, game nights, trivia evenings, movie nights, and picnics.  We’re coming up on our 50th anniversary; Peace was founded in 1971 when Richard St. Clair, a disillusioned Vietnam Vet read about the Anabaptists, and planted a sign reading “First Mennonite Church of Dallas” in his front yard, and slowly a worshipping community came together.

If you’re ever in Dallas, we’d love to have you join us!          —Pastor Samuel Voth Schrag

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