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posted by J. Herbert Nelson, II * Director, Office of Public Witness * Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) * Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministries (www.pcusa.org/washington)… Advocacy Training Weekend – “Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace!”, March 21-24, 2014, Washington, DC Beloved in Christ: I am writing you to give thanks for the work that the good Lord is doing with and through our office. We are preparing for another Advocacy Training Weekend (March 21-24, 2014) in Washington, DC. The theme is focused on the culture of violence we face around the world. As you are aware, Advocacy Training Weekend is our major advocacy training event of the year. We begin on Friday morning (March 21) at 8:30 a.m. with Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day. This day-long event will highlight ministries of CPJ of the PC(U.S.A.) and our efforts to “Resist Violence and Build Peace” around the world. Workshops, Preaching, Keynotes and Discussion are all a part of this event. It is a great time to fellowship with Presbyterians from around the country and build on your understanding of the extensive opportunities to become involved in the work of the PC(U.S.A.). The gathering is held at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) http://www.nyapc.org/ in Washington, DC. Register here for CPJ Training Day.
On Friday evening March 21st we will begin Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) at the Doubletree Crystal City where we will participate in an advocacy training event sponsored by over 55 Ecumenical groups. This training will focus on how you and others can impact the political process through justice advocacy work on the local, state and national levels. There will be over 1000 persons from various denominations and faith based groups, which always creates a lively life giving environment in which to learn. Thematically, both events will complement one another. Register here for Ecumenical Advocacy Days.
The Presbyterian presence continues to grow each year. I pray that you will join us. Please read and see the brochures attached. We encourage you to register early for both events to avoid both registration and hotel room fees increasing.
We need your help on the ground to press these tough political challenges. Come and learn skills that can help you be a change agent for the Common Good.
In the faith we share, J. Herbert
posted by Sally Stoecker… Court Appointed Special Advocates — CASA—DC (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a really important and worthy organization that always needs support. This is where I volunteered (2007-2011) and also worked part time as staff in 2009. Volunteers are trained to represent foster care children in family court and to mentor and assist them outside of court–to make sure they are cared for properly…education, health, hygiene, etc. I often lift up Lyashaw in prayer—I represented her until she aged out of the system at 21. We are still in touch and that has been a very special relationship. Also, if you are thinking of volunteering somewhere in 2013, I highly recommend CASA (www.casadc.org)! Many blessings, Sally
posted by staff of Mount Moriah Baptist Church… The Mount Moriah Baptist Church Music Ministry under the direction of Brother William Lake Jr. will be producing a performance of “Handel’s Messiah Part I” on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Eastern High School, Washington, DC. This is a personal and formal invitation from me to you soliciting your support and the participation of members of your Music Ministry in this endeavor. It is my desire that this event be a church community piece that allows our congregations to come together to fellowship and worship this Christmas Season in celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. This performance will include live orchestra and area vocal music performance students and other soloists in our church community along with the choral aggregations of our churches. Rehearsals have already begun. I pray you will encourage some of your church choir members to participate so that your church will be represented in this performance and we can lift our voices in worship to Jesus the Christ together.