Archive for December, 2009

Come to a potluck supper to learn more about Immigration Reform!

Breaking Bread and Barriers

A Potluck for Immigration Reform

When: January 15, 2010

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 170 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia

More info contact:

F. Gonzalez: (803) 798-2776

or email Cassandra Fralix

Please RSVP: (803) 787-0504

Breaking Bread and Barriers, a community event on immigration, communicates support for comprehensive immigration reform and demonstrates to all that immigrants (documented and undocumented) ARE valued members of our community. Click here for more information:

Breaking Bread and Barriers is a potluck meal and meeting. The program includes sharing food (of course), testimonies, watching a few clips from the movie Dying to Live, and a panel discussion featuring immigration lawyers, Tammy Besherse from Appleseed and Charles Phipps, all followed by Q&A.

People will be empowered and encouraged to call to their representatives urging suppot of comprehensive immigration reform.


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A member of Trinity Peacemakers has written a personal blog post for Advent.  The post compares the circumstances of the Nativity with the requirements for waging PEACE.  It can be accessed HERE.

angels announcing birth

FLINCK, Govert Teunisz, Angels Announcing the Birth of Christ to the Shepherds
1639, Oil on wood, 160 x 196 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris, Web Gallery of Art,


Note:  If you would like TriPeace to publish a link to your peacemaking blog, or to an entry in your blog, please send an email to us at the address:  TrinityPeacemakers@gmail.com .  Any type of submission is welcome and strongly encouraged.  All submissions are subject to editing and to editorial approval, which will be granted or withheld according to the sole discretion of Trinity Peacemakers.

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Helping the Hurting

On January 22, 2010, the Mental Health Association for South Carolina is sponsoring a half day conference for pastors and lay leadership in identifying, understanding, and referring those with mental illness in their congregations.  There will be a resource fair as well, with vendors offering information about services and resources.  The conference will be held at the Airport campus of Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC.  The cost of $10 includes lunch. 

For more information and to register for this fair, click



mental health photo 

Thank you to the Mental Health Association of South Carolina

for sponsoring this conference


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The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program blog “Swords Into Plowshares” has a series of Advent devotions for peacemakers.  In today’s devotion,  Bridgett A. Greene, M.Div., writes (referencing Zephaniah 3:14–20):

For peacemakers, the road is hard, we get weary, and our efforts seem to be in vain . . . .  The prophet Zephaniah reminds us that we should not fear and we should not grow weary. We are called to remain steadfast in our faith, to not let our hands grow weak, to stay strong and to persevere.

Amen!  In this Advent season, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, the challenges of the world are ever near.  Now as much as at any time in history, we peacemakers are needed.  Stay the course!

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Thought for the Day

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace,

one must believe it.

And it isn’t enough to believe it,

one must work for it.”


Eleanor Roosevelt

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Interested in being part of the dialogue for racial healing and reconciliation?  Register and mark your calendar for an overnight conference in January 2010! 

On Thursday evening and Friday, January 21 and 22, 2010, the South Carolina Christian Action Council is sponsoring a two day summit entitled A New Conversation on Race: Engagement and Change.  The Conference, which will take place at White Oak Conference Center near Winnsboro, SC,  is designed to foster dialogue that will help shape directions for moving forward in the future. 

To learn more about the conference, click HERE.  To register, click HERE.  To contact the S.C. Christian Action Council, email sccouncil@sccouncil.net or telephone (803) 786-7115. 

As stated by the Christian Action Council, “This retreat is a critical first step, but only the first step. The conversation will continue and YOU can be a part of creating change in South Carolina.”


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