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Peacemaking Offering

Peace at all times in all ways

–2 Thessalonians 3:16

For over 30 years, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been committed to pursuing a peaceful and just world.  Peace seekers and advocates, those who work and pray for reconciliation and justice, have found their home in the Presbyterian peacemaking community.  During the month of October, we will be celebrating peacemaking by showing 2 DVDs and collecting the Peace & Global Witness Offering.

The Mission Interpretation committee has chosen Mothers Against Gun Violence to receive our portion of the Peacemaking offering this year.  Founded in 2010, Mothers Against Gun Violence has sought to put both a name and a face to the many deaths caused by violence in Syracuse. 

We will be viewing the documentary Trigger after worship on October 14th in the Fireside room. Produced in part as a response to the 219th General Assembly (2010) resolution: Gun Violence, Gospel Values: Mobilizing in response to God’s Call, Trigger was created in an effort to take responsibility and build public awareness of gun violence and the epidemic of preventable gun-related deaths.

In recent years, PDA has addressed the issue of immigrant detention and refugee resettlement through the production of two documentaries: Locked in a Box and To Breathe Free.  The films share personal stories and the struggles of people seeking to find a new home in the United States.  We will be streaming both films after worship on October 28th in the Fireside room.