Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11 support call for International Day of Prayer for Peace organizers

Friends, sisters, brothers,

Hello and greetings in the spirit of Grace and Peace!  I hope that you are blessed with healing and power today.

EIGHTY (80) Church of the Brethren congregations, colleges, and communities, have signed up to sponsor prayer events as part of the September 21 International Day of Prayer for Peace.  I invite you to review the list at http://www.brethren.org/oepa/programs/peace-witness/prayforpeace.html On Earth Peace has been working with the Church of the Brethren General Board's Brethren Witness/Washington Office on this exciting campaign!

We have had two exciting support calls for folks working on events in their local communities.  Each call is a time to share your plans, get advice and support from others, and to pray and reflect together about how this activity fits into the larger context of Christian peace witness.   If you are planning an event for the week of Sept 21, can you join us?

Matt Guynn
coordinator of peace witness

for International Day of Prayer for Peace Organizers

Get a boost for your local plans, hear from organizers all over the country, pray together with others getting ready for September 21!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
7:00 EASTERN/4:00 PACIFIC – Call will last 90 minutes.

September 21, 2007, is the International Day of Prayer for Peace.  Eighty Church of the Brethren congregations from coast to coast have committed to sponsor events as part of the International Day of Prayer for Peace, and fifty-seven more are in discernment.

YOU are invited to use the International Day of Prayer for Peace as a chance to pray publicly about violence in your community or the world and to ask God for vision and assistance in responding.

Organizers or individuals considering participating in the International Day of Prayer for Peace are invited to a conference call on Tuesday, Sept 11, 7:00PM Eastern, 4:00PM Pacific.

Here's what you can expect:
  • Hear stories and get ideas from others all over the country about their plans for a public prayer meeting about violence on or near Sept 21;
  • Share about your hopes and plans for your event;
  • Reflect together on challenges that organizers are experiencing and seek solutions;
  • Join in Christian theological and scriptural reflection on public witness.
  • Call facilitator: Matt Guynn, coordinator of peace witness, On Earth Peace

SEPTEMBER 11, 2007; 7:00 EASTERN/4:00 PACIFIC – The call will last 90 minutes.

To register: Send an e-mail to Mimi Copp, Grassroots Organizer for the IDOPP, at miminski@gmail.com


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