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SERMONS

At Our Worst – Rev. Kate R. Walker accompanied by Lori Haas (2014)
Courtesy of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (View)

Fear, Anger and Rejection Meet Love, Compassion and Acceptance – Rev. Kate R. Walker (2014) Courtesy of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (View)

Call to Arms for Protection – Rev. Kate R. Walker (2014)
Courtesy of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (View)

Politics of the Broken-Hearted – Rev. Dr. J. Carl Gregg (2012)
Courtesy of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland (View)

Preventing Gun Violence – – Rev. Dr. J. Carl Gregg (2013)
Courtesy of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland (View)

 

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EVENT IDEAS

Sermon & Education
Deliver a Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath sermon, invite reporters to attend, and provide gun violence prevention information/activities to congregants.

Shoes we can never fill
Provide the visual of empty shoes or clothes on a clothesline outside place of worship and invite media to vigil. See examples of the powerful imagery of shoes here.

Points of Light
Light thousands of tealight candles depicting the number of people who have been lost to gun violence since Newtown or light candles representing the number of local gun violence victims.

Vigil & Vocals
Hold a vigil or worship service with choir outside member of Congress's office. While choir is singing, have names of gun violence victims read. Intersperse lines of psalms with names of gun violence victims.

Fasting for Action
A communal fast – have a continuous 2,000 hour fast (12 weeks) where people commit to fasting for one day outside elected officials’ office for gun violence victims.

Acts of Kindness
Perform a specific number of acts of kindness to honor the number lost to gun violence in your community since Newtown.

 

The Fall 2016 National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend is December 14-18

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