Take your congregation to the streets. Over the years, churches have showed up in huge numbers for the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace! Some congregations chose to “do church” out at the walk that day, others have joined with sister churches in Boston and others have moved up service to late morning. The walk begins early in the morning, so many people leave in time to attend services. Whether you are joining us in person or finding creative ways to support “in spirit,” spread the word in your community about your commitment to Peace!
1. Start a walking team
Can’t walk? No problem! Here’s how to get involved “in spirit:”
2. Share information about the walk and ways to participate with your congregation
3. Make a second Peace offering on Mother’s Day
Your church’s contributions can go a long way to supporting the ministry of the Peace Institute.
4. Conduct a “virtual walk”
Even if you can’t join us in person, you can fundraise via a “virtual walk” or some creative activity that your church can think of. Set a fundraising goal and ask your congregation to help meet the goal.
5. Read the Peace Pledge on Mother’s Day
Pledge for PEACE
I will treat others the way I want to be treated.
I will respect the diversity of all people.
I will use peaceful words.
I will have a positive attitude.
I will show LOVE.
I will practice UNITY.
I will have FAITH, HOPE, and COURAGE.
I will seek JUSTICE and FORGIVENESS.
I believe PEACE is POSSIBLE
*You and your family can take this pledge and keep it in a prominent location as a reminder that peace is possible. You can use it in vigils, memorial service or other community activities.
6. Offer sermons on the Principles of Peace
The Principles of Peace can be powerful components of worship. Consider a sermon on one of them, or even a series on all seven! The Principles are: LOVE * UNITY * FAITH * HOPE * COURAGE * JUSTICE * FORGIVENESS
7. Sponsor a team
There are many teams seeking contributions to support their Mother’s Day Walk participation! Find teams to sponsor on mothersdaywalk4peace.org.
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