Our friends in the Franconia Mennonite Conference have published an article about Peace Fellowship on their blog. Here’s a snippet:
Peace Fellowship meets in a place rather incongruent with its name: a local Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall.
Peace Fellowship, an emerging partner congregation with Franconia Conference, is a multiracial congregation located in the northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. It sits east of the Anacostia River in the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood, right on the border with Maryland.
Like many churches, Peace didn’t want to just be located in a random neighborhood; it wanted to be in a place where it could reach out to the community around it, therefore, geography has always been important. From the start, the church has been intentional about locating itself on the east side of the city, which has significantly higher rates of poverty and crime.