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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Peace Vigil -- September 18-19

As we have since 2005, First Parish Church will join with other community members to recognize U.N. International Peace Day, with a 24-hour vigil on the weekend closest to the U.N. commemoration.

This year's vigil will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18 with activities and a procession around the Town Common. It will conclude with a many-languages Peace Pole ceremony from 12:45 to 1:00 on Sunday the 19th. The complete schedule includes many opportunities for dialog, music, poetry, crafts, food, and sharing of a common commitment to peace.

Learn more about the Peace Pole movement from the World Peace Prayer Society and find out about other commemorations on the Day of Peace site. For questions about the Bridgewater vigil, contact the church office or Betty Gilson.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Partner Church Discussion

For our informal Sunday service on August 14, I will be leading a discussion of the Partner Church Program. It has been six years since our pilgrimage to Haranglab, and many who have joined the church since then might not be aware of what our weekly candle for the partner church is all about. This program is a reminder of what we have done, and an opportunity to discuss benefits and difficulties of the partnership, and how it might be continued.

More information is available from the Partner Church Council and on the web page I created for the 2004 trip. The slide show presented Sunday morning will be available on my web page.

A search of Google Maps suggests that although the world has many Bridgewaters, there is only one Haranglab, in Mures County, Romania. Use the link below to explore Haranglab's surroundings.
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