Main Line Gun Violence Awareness Event ~ Sun., May 6
BMPC’s Peacemaking Committee will join more than 14 interfaith communities and Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence for a Main Line Gun Violence Awareness Event on Sun., May 6. All are welcome to come and make their voices heard.
4:00 p.m.: Gather at Bethel AME Bryn Mawr, 50 S. Merion Ave. (down the street from the firehouse). There will be a short interfaith worship and education program to learn about the issue around gun violence.
4:30 p.m.: Witness Walk from Bethel AME down Lancaster Avenue to Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave. (0.9 mi). Bring your own sign to carry your message about gun violence.
5:00 p.m.: Remembrance Service at the "Memorial to the Lost" T-shirt display on the front lawn of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Hear from a family member who has lost her father, nephew and son to three separate episodes of gun violence.
5:30 p.m.: Advocacy Activities – write your state legislator your views on recently introduced legislation. View a moving art exhibit Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence. (Click here to view a three-minute video on the exhibit.) Community fellowship and refreshments.
Parking: There is limited parking on the grounds of Bethel AME, but lots of street parking, as well as nearby municipal lots and the Bryn Mawr Hospital parking garage. Or park at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church and walk over to Bethel AME.
“I was in prison and you visited me…” Matthew 25:36
Our church cares about issues related to peacemaking and strives to serve as an advocate for peace in the family, the community, and the wider world. We offer educational programs examining critical issues and provide the information you need to take direct action and make an impact.
Our areas of focus include building interfaith understanding, advocating for peace and justice in Israel/Palestine, and preventing gun violence resulting from illegal sales of handguns in our communities. We have sponsored informative programs about land mines and engaged in efforts to breech divides within the Presbyterian denomination.
Funds for our efforts come from the annual Peacemaking Offering collected each October on World Communion Sunday. Click here to view the "Peacemaking: Heeding God's Call" video, and stay tuned for information about upcoming programs and initiatives.