Fair Food Fair Trade Fair
The second annual Fair Food Fair Trade Fair will be held Saturday September 15 at the Beltram Peace Center (1236 NW 18th Avenue in Gainesville) and at Highlands Presbyterian Church (1001 NE 16th Avenue in Gainesville). Fair Food means fair wages and working conditions for farmworkers. Fair trade means fair prices for growers. There will be interactive workshops on a variety of topics, including justice for farmworkers, sustainable agriculture, and community gardens, and fair trade items will be on sale at both locations.
Reading Sacred Scriptures with Interfaith Partners Reading sacred scriptures (Bible and Koran) with interfaith partners continues at 10 AM Saturday, June 9 at the Beltram Peace Center (1236 NW 18th Ave, Gainesville FL); Recurring on 2nd and 4th Saturdays.
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Come and begin our mutual exploration of sacred texts. On 2nd Saturdays, we study a passage of the Bible (we started with the 4th chapter of the First Letter of John and its startling statements about the nature of God). On 4th Saturdays, we study a similar portion of the Qur’an.
Please bring a Revised Standard Version of the Bible (at least the New Testament) or some other modern translation. If you don’t have a Bible or Qur’an, don’t let that stop you. We’ll have copies of at least the needed page.
LIVING the QUESTIONS is an exploration of Christian faith and life for seekers and growing Christians, which is held at the Mennonite Meeting House (1236 NW 18th Ave, Gainesville, FL) on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Each session begins with a 20-minute video presentation by leading scholars, theologians, and teachers and is followed by a guided discussion, spiritual practices, and resources for continued exploration and engagement in acts of social justice.
Some topics to be discussed include:
-Taking the Bible seriously
-Stories of Creation
-The myth of redemptive violence
-Debunking the rapture
-Social justice: realizing God’s vision
-Prayer: intimacy with God
-Compassion: the heart of Jesus’ ministry
For more information
contact Eve MacMaster
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This Valentine’s season, reflect on what it means to “Love your neighbor as yourself,” even when Biblical wisdom and government law disagree.
Statewide & local clergy provide an afternoon panel of perspectives
Discussion and Q&A will follow
♥ Emmanuel Mennonite’s Beltram Peace Center
(1236 NW 18th Ave, Gainesville FL)
♥ Hosted by the Gainesville FOR & Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice
12:00 PM Rev. Parrish Jones, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, St. Augustine
Biblical wisdom calls us to protect and care for our neighbors even when government laws abuse, threaten, terrify, and divide the immigrant families among us
1:00 PM Rev. Andrew Bodden, Mennonite Central Committee, Miami
Churches can help inform new immigrants of their rights under the law and help them avoid negative confrontations with law enforcement
2:00 PM Rev. Jaime Zelaya, Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Alachua, Alachua
Our local clergy are working together, in conversation with law officials, to resolve conflicts with police and keep immigrant parishioners out of harm’s way
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More info: 352.377.6577 ♥ GainesvilleIAIJ@gmail.com ♥ FORGainesville.org