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October 2017

Oct. 21 Pray.Fast.Act. to Prevent and End Homelessness

October 21

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS: The October day of fasting and action is Saturday, Oct. 21. As the seasons transition and the days become colder, we answer the call this month by supporting action for people facing homelessness, unaffordable heating bills, and extreme housing insecurity. Only a quarter of the poorest households eligible for relief ever receive any assistance–creating barriers to success and stability for millions of households across the country. Christians have a long history of assisting people without housing by providing shelter…

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Oct. 28 Faithful Advocacy for Criminal Justice Reform

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groffs Mill Road,
Harleysville, PA , 19438 United States
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 Come to this program to learn why, as people of faith, we engage in advocacy—in broad terms, but with emphasis on why from an Anabaptist perspective. Come to learn more about “Clean Slate” legislation passed by the PA Senate and why it is so important that people of faith support a bill that opens doors for our brothers and sisters who have served time. Come to learn how Pennsylvania governing structures work, and how to engage with your legislators and…

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Oct. 29 PA Interfaith Power & Light Annual Conference

October 29 @ 1:25 pm - 5:30 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, 867 Grays Woods Blvd
State College, PA United States
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Do you feel despairing, or overwhelmed, disconnected, or unmoored when you think about the causes and impacts of climate disruption?  Without faith —and the connections it brings— enormous, knotty, moral challenges like climate change can erode our strength and creativity, and disconnect us from our work in the world. This conference, to be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 867 Grays Woods Blvd, State College, offers first aid to carry us forward: resources and practices from religious denominations and traditions sustenance for our…

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October 31 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

October 31

Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517 and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years. At the heart of these wide-reaching changes was a deep conviction that God’s mercy or grace in Jesus is given freely to all. When Luther and others learned to trust God’s mercy with “a living, daring confidence,” they discovered in that faith the freedom…

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