Increase the Love of God and Neighbor – Peace & Justice Team Series
150 years ago our church was formed with this mission statement. The Peace and Justice team will be offering Wednesday night programs October 4-25 to further our mission. All but the last will be held from 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. in Mayflower Hall.
October 4 -- "My Life, My Passion" (caring for the individual person)
One person can make a difference. Local neighbors will share stories of their personal passions that are making a difference. Hear the stories of the founders of the Lincoln Bike Café (Pepito Fierro), Cause for Paws (Sue Sturgis), Lincoln Repair Café (Jeanette Nakada).
October 11 -- "Seeds of Hope" Film Screening
Created by Nebraska Loves Public Schools, Seeds of Hope explores how schools welcome and educate immigrant and refugee families as they start their lives over in America. Follow Nebraska’s newcomer students: the inconceivable trauma and tribulations of their past, the perseverance to succeed in the present, and their hopes for a brighter future through quality education.
October 18 – Harmful Effects of Bullying, In Schools and Towards Other Nations Hear Paul Olson, with Nebraskans for Peace, and Don Tilley speak about the dangers of bullying and how to overcome. Paul Olson played a significant role in starting anti-bullying programs in the Lincoln Public Schools.
October 25 – The Last Straw. Walk a mile in Different Shoes
Learn how factors we can’t choose impact our life’s trajectory. Diane Lowe of DHHS will run this poverty/life situations simulation game. NOTE: This program runs from 6:15-7:45pm.