After a summer hiatus, we had a meeting at Holy Trinity ELCA church. We attempted to listen to a recent podcast in which Glen Gersmehl was interviewed by Jerry Iversen on Simple Living Works. Because of technical difficulties, this was not successful. So we will try again at our next meeting. We also discussed the topics bulleted below.
¶ We decided to meet bimonthly instead of monthly, meet at churches and offer educational or public interest presentations to attract visitors. The next meeting is to be held Nov. 10 at Grace Lutheran Church. (See the website’s calendar.)
¶ Campaign Nonviolence NC Week is under way. Tomorrow is the United Nations International Day of Peace observance. Next Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00 is the “Festival” workshop day. The location is Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 3313 Wade Avenue.
¶ Peace Booth at the State Fair. On Oct. 17 we need 3 more volunteers to work 2-hour shift between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please contact me directly if you are interested.
¶ Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, Palestine makes another visit to North Carolina March 24-26, 2017. A dinner program Friday March 24 in Raleigh; a morning/lunch meeting in Chapel Hill Saturday, March 25, and Sunday worship service at Duke Chapel March 26.
The Peace Fellowship has decided to not hold a business meeting this month. Some of us want to attend a Memorial Prayer Service at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church that is scheduled at our usual meeting time on Aug 18. (See the calendar for some more info about the Prayer Service.) Please join us at Pullen.
There is also a Wake County CROP Walk Kick-off meeting that evening.
We anticipate having a regular meeting on Sep 15. It will probably be set at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church instead of one of the restaurants, to facilitate a media presentation.
The theme for 2016 is social media-inspired, “Follow us to Peace #ThePeaceBooth.” Celebrate with us this year as we mark The Peace Booth’s 65th year at the NC State Fair! The North Carolina State Fair runs October 13 through October 23 this year. We will be there every day, thanks to our many volunteers! We hope you will visit.
Wake County Lutheran Peace Fellowship is responsible for staffing the Peace Booth on Monday, Oct. 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with six volunteers who each work two hours within this time period. We arrange for free admission to the fair on the volunteer date. Volunteers are also asked to attend one orientation session for training, on either Monday, Oct. 10 or Tuesday, Oct 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Community UCC Church. (These events are posted on our website’s calendar.)
Please let me know if you are interested in helping or if you know of other people who would probably like to help but have not been asked. (You are also welcome to share this announcement directly.)
Leo Klohr died in Raleigh, NC on May 24, 2016 after a long period of endurance with cancer. Our sympathy is offered to his family.
He was active in the peace and justice movement in many ways, including leadership of this Lutheran Peace Fellowship chapter, as well as service to the national office’s board, and the Peace Booth at the N.C. State Fair Committee.
We decided to not schedule any meetings in May, June or July. If issues require business to be done, we’ll try to handle it by email.
(The calendar is not up to date and I am acclimating to a new computer. Sorry for any inconvenience that may result.)
If you walked on the 35th annual Raleigh CROP Walk last October, you may be interested in an awards reception they have scheduled this Feb. 18. Anyone wanting to attend should send an RSVP via email by Feb. 12. See the calendar for more info.
I believe this reception conflicts with our own planned monthly meeting.
The 10th annual Moral March on Raleigh is set for Saturday morning, Feb. 13. See the Peace Fellowship calendar for a few more specifics (click on “8:30”).
Those reading about it here may be interested in marching together as a group. Sue Woodling has offered to “coordinate” this. (I want Sue to add her own comment to this post with more information. Thanks!)
Because of forecast bad weather, we have canceled the January 21 meeting at Neomonde Restaurant.
The next meeting will be held on February 18. Probably. It is not posted to the calendar yet.
I have just now added to the calendar this year’s annual joint Lutheran congregations’ service of remembrance of Dr. King.
Saint Philip is the host church this coming Sunday afternoon, and the guest speaker is Rev. Charlene Limenih, who launched this event 7 years ago during her tenure as pastor at Joy of Discovery mission.
Concerning the long-delayed Habitat For Humanity project our churches are involved with I received this message …
From: Charles Breeding (member of Grace Lutheran Ch.)
To: (names deleted)
Subject: Building for Independence
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 14:33:25 -0500
I can vouch that the project has finally started. The material has been delivered and I worked with about 12 other volunteers today building door and window components. They should be building walls this weekend. The slabs have not yet been poured. This should happen on Monday or Tuesday. Then things will start moving quickly.