Living the Believers’ Calling – send folks to 2010 Peacemaking Seminar

Here's a way congregations can celebrate 30 years of peacemaking:

41 - Candlelight labyrinth_edited Provide scholarships for congregation members to attend Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling, the peacemaking seminar at Ghost Ranch on August 25-28, 2010 (depart on August 29). Peacemakers from across the country will gather in the sacred space of Ghost Ranch, open to the Holy Spirit, to celebrate thirty years of peacemaking and anticipate future peacemaking ministries fallowing Jesus Christ. Have them attend as representatives for the congregation, charge them to help organize a "mini-conference" when they return. Registration is now open. Check out the Seminar Information Brochure.

Thirty years ago the 192nd General Assembly (1980) of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. adopted Peacemaking: The Believers' Calling. This statement affirmed that peacemaking is central to the gospel message and to living as disciples of Jesus. It affirmed past and ongoing Presbyterian peacemaking efforts and called for a renewed emphasis on peacemaking. Since 1980, individual Presbyterians, congregations, middle governing bodies, and General Assembly programs have engaged in amazing peacemaking ministries in the name of Jesus Christ. In this 30th anniversary year the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program suggests 30 ways congregations can celebrate ministries past and present and look forward to new adventures following Christ, who is our peace.

Tell the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program how you are celebrating the anniversary.

Your gifts to the Peacemaking Offering help the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program support Presbyterians in ministries seeking peace and pursuing justice.

The picture is of the candlelight labyrinth at the 2005 Peacemaking Conference. The photo is by David Young. The 2010 Peacemaking Seminar will also provide an opportunity to take part in a candlelight labyrinth.

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