The On Earth Peace board held its fall meeting, October 4-6, 2018 at the First Church of the Brethren in Harrisburg, PA. The generous hospitality of this vibrant urban congregation was deeply appreciated. It enabled the board to continue its commitment to meet in people of color majority communities.
Most board members were able to be present for the meetings while others participated through Zoom video connections. Russ Matteson represented and reported on behalf of the Council of District Executives.
We are getting reports from congregations that participated in the International Day of Prayer for Peace -- here are a few! Please post your own pictures and stories from Peace Day 2018, directly in the OEP-PeaceDay group in Facebook- or send them to Matt Guynn at mguynn@OnEarthPeace.orgRead more
We would like to start building a team of volunteer writers to help with OEP resources for worship, program engagement and other events.
As part of our ministries, On Earth Peace produces worship resources several times a year, within regular rhythms (Advent, Easter, Pentecost, Peace Day, annual and district and other conferences, newsletters, etc.), and for special needs that may arise based on events.
This team of creative souls stands ready to receive requests to create or curate prayers, worship ideas, song suggestions, and other creative engagement and reflection resources to meet these needs. This is generally on a volunteer basis, but in some special cases we may contract with an individual to produce a set of resources or to work within a specific time frame.
We generally use the following scripture versions: NRSV, NIV, Message, or others as the particular translation may best serve our purposes. We also use inclusive language. Contact us to find out more and learn how you can get involved in this team.
June 2018 participants in Kingian Nonviolence and Community Action -- Dayton, Ohio (Kezia Curtis and Matt Guynn, co-facilitators)Read more
Fall 2018-Online Course
In October and November, we’re offering a roughly 15-hour online course focused on Kingian Nonviolence and Community Action. The course introduces the will (philosophy) and skill (methodology) of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation, with a special focus on tools and lenses for organizing and mobilizing your community. To receive registration information when it is ready, please email us at Kingian@OnEarthPeace.org