On Tues, Dec 19, hundreds of Mennonites across the US and Canada will hold peaceful demonstrations at their representatives’ offices calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Local Mennonites from Reba, Living Water Community Church, and others will be joining together next Tuesday to participate in the Mennonite Day of Action in downtown Chicago. Pastor Laura and David Hovde will be traveling together via train to participate. Reach out to them if you'd like to travel together or if you have questions. Here are details about where to meet downtown...
Date: Tuesday, December 19
Location: 230 S. Dearborn Street
Time: 11:30 am - meet out front (exact spot to be confirmed later this week) for a run through of our plan. We'll enter the building between 11:45 and noon.
Targets: Senators Durbin and Duckworth
RSVP: If you plan to come, please sign up on this page!
Additionally, Mennonite Action has a few opportunities scheduled for this week, and all are welcome to join for any portion...
The Peace School - a really helpful training, especially for those planning to participate in next week's action. It's this Wednesday evening at 7:15 pm. Sign up here.
2nd Virtual Mass Meeting - grieve together and learn more about Mennonite Action and the goals of this campaign. Tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at 7 pm. Sign up here.
Calling our Elected Officials - Folks have really appreciated the accountability and encouragement that comes with doing these calls in community. There are two times for calls this week. Sign up here.
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