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    Seeking Peace
    Peace & Justice Fall Gathering

    Saturday, October 10, 2009
    Franconia Mennonite Church
    (Upper Fellowship Hall)
    613 Harleysville Pike
    Telford, PA 18969

    Seek peace and pursue it. -- Psalm 34:14

    Seeking Peace:
    A Conversation to Encourage Congregational Justice and Peace Education and Action

    8:30Registration, Resource Displays
    Coffee, Juice, and Pastries -- Served by Bally Peace Prayer Group
    9:00Opening Meditation: For Such a Time As This: On Not Giving In -- James C. Longacre
    9:15Some Things We've Tried -- Sharing what's happening in our congregational peace efforts
    10:00Break / refreshements
    10:15Maximizing Peace Witness and Peace Education among Conference Congregations: On Getting More Done
    -- Brainstorming on ideas for collaboration and ownership of specific issues
    10:45"Resources to Knock Your Socks Off" - for local church peace and justice work
  • Useful Resources for Teaching Peace
  • - Collected by PJC Members
  • Parenting/Children
  • - Ellen Longacre
  • Conscientious Objection
  • - Anne Yoder
  • Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
  • - Curtis Book
  • Pastors
  • - James C. Longacre
  • Guest speakers available to teach and preach in congregations
  • 11:30Where to from here? How can the Peace and Justice Committee be supportive of congregational efforts?
    Dialogue led by Bob Walden, PJC Chair
    11:50Closing prayer and blessing

    What to bring:

    Displays, handouts, or stories to share -- about peace & justice work in happening in your church, home, or community.


    Upper Fellowship Hall at
    Franconia Mennonite Church, 613 Harleysville Pike, Telford, PA 18969. Phone: 215-723-3220

    For more information and pre-registration (by October 7th - not required but appreciated),
    Contact us by email:,
    or by phone: James C. Longacre, 610-845-7686, or Robert Walden, 610-861-0653.

    Peace and Justice Resources

  • Teaching, Preaching, Training
  • Action Steps and Resources
  • more to come -- check back here after the event.
    Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Committee, Eastern District Conference & Franconia Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA.

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    Last Updated: October 5, 2009