Peace Gatherings and Events -- 2010
February 12, 2010 (Friday, 8-10am) Pastors and Leaders Breakfast
February 12-14 (Fri.-Sun.) Spruce Lake Winter Peace Retreat.
Adult Program:Compassionate Peacemaking: Extending Hope and Healing to those with Soul Wounds with Carolyn H. Heggen.
Children's Program:Pat and Maria Pietrak will lead peacemaking activities for children in which each child will assemble and paint a woodworking project.
The retreat is sponsored and hosted by the PJC ; see complete announcement for details later this year.
February 12-14, 2010 (Fri.-Sun.) "Creation Care: Stewards of the Earth" at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center (LMCC). Join others who are passionate about caring for the earth in an interactive, inspiring weekend sponsored by Mennonite Mutual Aid, Church of the Brethren, and LMCC. For more information, see www.laurelville.org/creation_care.html or call 800-839-1021.
February 25, 2010 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) Kulpsville, PA.
Why Hunters (& Other Legal Gun Owners) Should Support Gun Violence Prevention.
Cancelled because of snow -- to be rescheuled.
Organizational meeting with Drick Boyd and Bryan Miller of the "Heeding God's Call" movement in Philadelphia.
Location: Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, Pa.
For further information, see detailed announcement or contact James C. Longacre, 610-845-7686, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 26-28, 2010 (Fri. pm - Sun.) Anti-Racism Analysis Training (Damascus Road). Norristown, PA. See slf.franconiaconference.org or contact Sharon Williams, email@example.com (610) 277-1729.
For information about other anti-racism training opportunities and scholarships, see www.ppjr.org/ltrain.
March 19-22, 2010 (Fri.-Mon.) Ecumenical Advocacy Days, Washington, DC area.
A Place to Call Home: Immigrants, Refugees, and Displaced Peoples -- workshops on U.S. domestic issues, eco-justice, Latin America, Jubilee economics, Africa and the Middle East, co-sponsored by MCC Washington Office. The event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, VA -- just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. Begins Friday evening, and includes Congressional office visits on Monday.
Registration fee is $160, which includes some meals. Lodging at the Doubletree Crystal City is an additional $125 per night (plus tax) -- but this cost can be reduced by sharing your room with others, and there are other lodging options. For further information. see www.advocacydays.org
March 27, 2010 (Saturday 8:30am-3:00pm) (Allentown, PA)
Annual Bread for the World workshop -- in partnership with local anti-hunger organizations.
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, President and CEO of Common Cause.
Workshop topics will include local food and hunger concerns as well as U.S. and Pennsylvania public policy.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.
For further information see complete announcement or contact LCCC office at 610-433-6421 or Larry Hollar: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating a Culture of Peace 2010 sessions. Basic training in the spirituality, practice and power of active nonviolence. The following workshops will be held at Kirkridge Retreat Center (Bangor, PA) CCP training is also offered in other locations. See www.kirkridge.org for details or contact Janet Chisholm, email@example.com, 845-641-3648 or 610-588-1793
Training includes a variety of presentation styles: lecture, panel discussion, role-play, small and large group sessions. Major topic include:
Aug. 19-22, 2010 (Thurs. 6:30 pm dinner - Sun. lunch)
Registration $135; Lodging/meals $260. Discount for early registration: $35. CEUs, scholarships, commuter discounts available. Contact Janet Chisholm -- see info. above.
Apr. 30-May 2, 2010 (Friday-Sunday) in Bethlehem, PA. For details, contact Barb Gessner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-421-5925.
April 25, 2010 (Sunday afternoon) Philadelphia, PA Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation -- this year in West Philadelphia. For details, see www.interfaithpeacewalk.org.
May 22, 2010 (Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm) PeaceFest 2010 at Frazer. PA.
The Festival will include photography, music, story telling, food & fair trade items, childrens’ activities and more. Location: Frazer Mennonite Church, 57 Maple Linden Lane, Frazer, PA 19355. For further information, see www.frazermennonite.org or 610-644-3397 or email: email@example.com.
July 4, 2010 (Sunday) Christian Citizenship Sunday MCUSA has discontinued official support for Christian Citizenship Sunday; however, see worship resources available at peace.mennolink.org/resources or www.ppjr.org/peace.
Healing the Wounds of Racism
There are four offerings of the basic anti-racism workshop in 2010; these sessions run for 2 1/2 consecutive days (e.g. Friday evening through Sunday afternoon). Registration deadline for each session is two weeks before the session begins
mid-July to mid-October, 2010 Vegetable Basket Program
Donated fruits and vegetables are collected from local farmers and gardeners, coordinated by the Food Trust again this year. Look for details in July or contact Bob Moyer (215-766-0825)
July 28-31, 2010 (Wed.–Sat.) AMBS, Elkhart, IN
Peace Among the Peoples: Overcoming the Spirit, Logic and Practice of Violence – a gathering to reflect on the future of the ecumenical peace movement. Many speakers and workshops. Registration Cost: $250, plus meal & lodging options.
Location: Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN
For details, see www.peace2010.net.
September 17-19 (Fri.-Sun.) Pennsylvania Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Festival, Kempton, PA.
A comprehensive regional festival and conference on sustainability and green living at the Kempton Community Center, Community Drive, Kempton, Berks County, Pa. See www.paenergyfest.com for complete program.
September 25, 2010 (Saturday 9am-3pm) Jobs, Justice, & Economics
Allentown, PA. See jobs.ppjr.org for details.
September 29, 2010 (Thursday 8:00-10:00 am) Harleysville, PA
Pastors and Leaders Breakfast on A Place to Call Home: Our New Immigrant Neighbors. Location: Mennonite Conference Centerin Harlyesville. Sponsored by Peace and Justice Committee with Franconia Mennonite Conference and Eastern District Conference. Contact Gay Brunt Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org, 267-932-6050, x124) for more information or reservations.
October 16, 2010 (Saturday 9am-1pm) Philadelphia, PA
Peace and Justice fall gathering
Urban-Rural Dialog Sharing about peace and justice work in our local congregations, and introducing new peace resources. Location: Oxford Circle Mennonite Church. Morning conversation will be followed by lunch provided by urban congregations. (See announcement for details).
October 17, 2010 (Sunday afternoon) Philadelphia, PA Heeding God's Call
Interfaith gathering to witness against gun violence. Look for details this summer. October 30, 2010 Saturday (9am - 12:00) Lancaster, PA
Workshop on Immigration issues. Sponsored by Atlantic Coast Conference and Lancaster Mennonite Conference. Look for details this fall.
November 20, 2010 (Saturday, 8:30-3:00 pm) Landsdale, PA
A Place to Call Home: Our New Immigrant Neighbors. Location: Towamincin Mennonite Church. Will include discussion of many current immigration issues, beginning with biblical/theological reflection. Sponsored by Peace and Justice Committee with Franconia Mennonite Conference and Eastern District Conference. Look for details this fall.
December 11, 2010 (Saturday: Nazareth to Bethlehem, PA)
51st Annual Christmas Peace Pilgrimage This annual pilgrimage recalls the journey of Mary and Joseph. Participants meet in Bethlehem at 11am, and buses transport pilgrims to Nazareth Moravian Church on Center Square where the Pilgrimage begins. Pilgrims may join at any point along the way. The pilgrimage concludes at Christ United Church of Christ in Bethlehem, around 5:30 for a light meal and rally. Guest speaker after supper will be Nancy Tate, who has been Director of LEPOCO Peace Center in Bethlehem for 36 years.
For more information, see www.peacewalk.org.