Sunday, September 16, 2012

9-23-2012 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE


UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY

invites you to

Our Community’s Interfaith Worship Service for the

2012 INTERNATIONAL

DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday September 23, 2012

with a carry in pot luck to follow

First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Manassas, 10313 South Grant Avenue, Manassas, Va. 20110


Rev. Ronald A. Boykin, Senior Pastor

Rev. Carol M. Rogers, IDPP Liaison

A freewill offering of canned goods for

ACTS and NVFS (formerly SERVE) is requested.

Bring a dish to share in the community pot luck.

Contact Illana Naylor, 703-368-1459, naylorbarrett5@gmail.com for more information.

www.unityitc.org
PROGRAM

2012 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE

Theme:

Loving One Another as Peoples of the World:
Praying for Ceasefire


WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 3-5 pm followed by a fellowship meal

WHERE: First AME Church of Manassas, Rev. Ronald A. Boykin, Senior Pastor,

Rev. Carol Rogers, Liaison.

Worship Service Outline: Rev. Rogers, worship leader

Processional Music

1. Rev. Rogers-Host community Welcome

2. Kathy Clark, Chair, Unity in the Community, communal greeting

3. Imam Cemal Gumus, Adhan/Call to prayer, Dar Al Noor Islamic Community Center

4. Congregation Ner Shalom

Congregational Affirmation: Loving one another as Peoples of the World

5. Bhai Pargat Singh Jee & Group singing Sikh Center of No. Virginia

“naa ko bairee nehee bigaanaa, sagal sa(n)g ham ko ban aaee”

No one is my enemy, and no one is a stranger. I get along with everyone.

6. Sheila Hooty: Shawnee Indian Tribe of the Shenandoah

7. Youth for Tomorrow: “Mighty God” by Joshua's Troop and “Ready” by Malcolm Williams & Great Faith, André Porter director and musician, 1st Baptist Church of Manassas

8. Abu Nahidian Director, Manassas Mosque

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Peace be with you.

Our Lord, we live under the umbrella of total peace and harmony with the orbiting of your heaven. Neither the day exceeds over the night; nor does the sun over take the moon. We are the product of the total peace of heaven. Let us come to our reality and extend the peace that is our choice of co-existence with other human beings. Accepting that people are either brethren in faith or human in race, let there be justice and peace among us.

Let the words and dialogue replace military action and accept that when the power of love overcomes the love of power, then we will have peace.

May the Creator of all and everything, guide us to the way that is pleasing to Him.

God (Allah) Bless you and your family,

Congregational Affirmation: Loving one another as Peoples of the World

9. Manassas Chorale: “Canticle of Peace” Joseph M. Martin

Becky Verner, Director of Music, Manassas Chorale and Manassas Baptist Church; Jonathan P. Laird, Accompanist.

This piece was written in memory of the Kirkwood, Missouri, City Hall Shootings, February 7, 2008 and dedicated to community healing and reconciliation.

10. Ralph Smith, Chair, NAACP

11. Gentle PersUUasion, Bull Run Unitarian Universalists

Get Together - Chet Powers (recorded by the Youngbloods in 1967)

From a Distance - Julie Gold (recorded by Bette Midler - song of the year 1991)

Jill Grissom - vocals, guitar

Tom Drake - vocals, guitar

Betsy Hooper - violin

John Werntz – bass

12. Rev Kate Chmielewski, Pagan Minister for Crystal Grove Online, "Diverse or Divisive?"

Congregational Affirmation: Loving one another as Peoples of the World

13. Wat Lao Buddhavong: Chant and music for peace and compassion.

14. A of Litany of Peace for Christian Voices: Written by Rev. Dr. Jeffery Carter

· Dick Quintana, All Saints Catholic Church, President, St. Vincent de Paul Society

· Pastor Jeffrey M. Wilson, Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manassas:

· Rev. Linda Monroe, Buckhall United Methodist Church

· The Rev. Jonna Humphrey, Chaplain Services, Prince William Hospital

· Rev. Knox Swayze, Covenant Presbyterian Church

· Fr. Ramon Dominguez, Don Bosco Center

· Rev. Larry Rogers, 1st AME Church of Manassas

· Rev. Ralston Mitchell, 1st Baptist Church of Manassas

· Fr. Gerry Creedon, Holy Family Catholic Church

· Rev. Jeff Carter, Manassas Church of the Brethren

· Rev. Ever Garcia, St. Margaret Episcopal

· Rev. Larry Craddock, Senior Pastor, St. Paul United Methodist Church

· Trinity Episcopal-confirmed

15. Spanish Choir of All Saints Catholic Church, Armando Villagomez principal director; Ivan Sanchez, second director.

"Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace"      Saint Francis of Assisi

(Sung in English and Spanish)

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace,

Where there is hatred, let me show love

Where there is injury, let me show pardon,

Where there is doubting,

Let me bring Your faith.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace

Where there is despair, let me bring hope

Where there is darkness, let me shine Your light,

Where there is sadness,

Let me bring Your joy.


Oh Divine Master, grant that I may seek

not so much to be consoled, as to be the one to console,

not so much understood as to understand,

not to be loved, but to love another

make me an instrument of your peace.


For it is in the giving that we do receive

It is in pardoning that we all are pardoned,

And it is in dying, that we are born again.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.


"Hazme Un Instumento De Tu Paz"       St. Francis of Assisi

Hazme un instrumento de tu paz

donde hay odio lleve yo tu amor

donde hay injuria tu perdon señor

donde haya duda fe en ti


Maestro ayudame a nunca buscar

querer ser consolado como consolar

ser comprendido como comprender

y ser amado como yo amar.



Hazme un instrumento de tu paz

que lleve tu esperanza por doquier

donde haya oscuridad lleve tu luz

donde haya pena tu gozo señor.



Hazme un instrumento de tu paz

es perdonado que nos das perdon

es dando a todos que tu te nos das

muriendo es que volvemos a nacer. Maestro....



"Color Esperanza"   Diego Torres from Argentina


Se lo que hay en tus ojos con solo mirar

Que estas cansado de andar y de andar

Y caminar, girando siempre en un lugar

Se que las ventanas se pueden abrir

Cambiar el aire depende de ti

Te ayudara vale la pena una vez mas.


Saber que se puede, querer que se puede

Quitarse los miedos, sacarlos afuera

Pintarse la cara color esperanza

Tentar al futuro con el Corazon.


Es major perderse que nunca embarcar

Major tentarse a dejar de intentar

Aunque ya ves que no es tan facil empezar

Se que lo imposible se puede lograr

Que la tristeza algun dia se ira

Y asi sera, la vida cambia y cambiara

Sentiras que el alma vuela

Por cantar una vez mas.


Saber que se puede, querer que se puede

Quitarse los miedos, sacarlos afuera

Pintarse la cara color esperanza

Tentar al futuro con el Corazon. (2)


Vale mas poder brillar

Que solo buscar ver el sol

Pintarse la cara color esperanza

Tentar al futuro con el Corazon.


Saber que se puede….


Congregational Affirmation: Loving one another as Peoples of the World

16. Benediction: An interfaith benediction

Congregation Ner Shalom:

LEADER: May the holy One bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heat!

Bull Run Unitarian Universalist: Rev. Greg Ward

LEADER: May the holy One bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people so that you may work for justice, peace, freedom, and peace.

Sikh Center of Virginia:

LEADER: May the holy One bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, and stigma, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them, turning their pain into joy.

Kathy Clark, Chair, Unity in the Community:

LEADER: May the holy One bless you with foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, doing what others claim cannot be done!

Congregational Affirmation: Loving one another as Peoples of the World

Recessional

OUTREACH: Canned goods for ACTS and Northern Virginia Family Services (Serve)

Announcements:

· Unity in the Community’s Human Rights Film Festival

"Mooz-Lim" on Sunday Sept. 30, 2012. Focuses on a young man's experience of religious intolerance and personal identify in the pre- and post-September 11 world.

"The Corporation" on Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. A documentary look at corporate influence in the modern social and political world.

"American History X" on Sunday Nov. 18, 2012. A feature film about one man's involvement with the white supremacist movement and his struggle to keep his younger brother from make the same mistakes he did.

"Mary and Max" on Sunday Dec. 16, 2012. An animated feature about unlikely inter-continental pen pals who support each other in their battles with bullying and life as societal outcasts. A major award winner, you won't want to miss our screening of this unusual holiday offering. As always screenings in the Immigration & Human Rights Cinema are free and open to the public. All programs being at 3:00 p.m. in the Verizon Auditorium on the Prince William Campus of George Mason University. A light reception precedes each screening in the lobby outside the auditorium, free parking is available in the King Lot across George Mason Circle from the Verizon Auditorium.

• September is a special Interfaith Month for our community. Fr. Gerry Creedon invites

us to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Va. for an interfaith service on

Sunday Sept. 30, 7 pm, entitled “The Spirit of Assisi”.

• October 1st: Voice Rally at St. Paul UMC

· The Peace Day "Praying for Ceasefire" Campaign is coordinated by On Earth Peace, an agency rooted in the Church of the Brethren working with groups of many background to stop violence and build reconciliation. We are pleased to work with campaign co-sponsors the World Council of Churches, Fellowship of Reconciliation (USA), and the Justice and Witness Ministries office of the United Church of Christ, and in close collaboration with the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCC).

Acknowledgements:

· 1st AME Church of Manassas

· Dexter Fox for doing the program

· Bev Vogel for photography

· Rev. Jeff Carter for the Christian litany and to Rev. Dana Cassell and Manassas Ch. of the Brethren youth for ushering

· Committee Members:

v Rev. Jeffrey Carter

v Kathy Clark

v Dexter Fox

v Rev. Jonna Humphrey

v Illana Naylor

v Kenneth Nixon

v Dick Quintana

v Rev. Carol Rogers


· UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY’s Mission:

v To Cultivate an appreciation of the cultural heritages present in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park, Virginia

v To Promote cross-cultural understanding

v To Instruct all citizens in anti-bias skills, cultural diversity and basic human rights

v To Educate the public about the laws and consequences of hate crimes and other hate activities

v To Involve our communities more actively in preventing, stopping, and responding to these crimes and activities, and

v To Engage all citizens in the active realization of these goals

· UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY’s purpose

v To Combat racism, anti-semitism, and other forms of discrimination in our communities.

v To Support unity response teams to assist those who have been targeted by incidents of hate or bias.

v To Develop and sustain a cooperative task force with Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park, Virginia that examines incidents of hate activity and proposes methods for preventing and dealing with these crimes and their prosecution in Virginia.

v To Strive for change and consolidation in the laws affecting hate crimes and their prosecution in Virginia.

Contact Illana Naylor, 703-975-3737, naylorbarrett5@gmail.com, www.unityitc.org.

http://unityitc.org/documents/IDPP%202012%20Notice.pdf




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