Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Pilgrimage 20th Anniversary Celebration
WHO: PILGRIMAGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
WHAT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
WHEN: November 16, 2009
11 AM Service - Anniversary Dinner - 4 PM Service
WHERE: 5105 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD
DETAILS: DAWN and the Pilgrimage Partners join with Pilgrimage Christian Church as they celebrate 20 years of ministry to youth, families, persons in need (physical and spiritual), and those whom the world seeks to discard. We invite you to join us in honoring, celebrating and supporting this unique ministry.
For 20 years Pilgrimage has been sharing God's abundant love with people wrestling with addictions, homelessness, poverty, gang violence, and many other social, economic, and spiritual challenges. The church provides safe haven for endangered youth, food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and a place for all God's children to come together in worship, praise, and mutual edification.
The leadership and members of DAWN ask you to join us in helping to sustain the ministry of our "mother church" into the future. Your generous gift of any amount from $50 to $500 (or more, if God has so blessed and moved you) will ensure the continuation of this ministry--a 20-year ministry based on the values at the heart of the gospel and focused on people at the margins of society.
For more information about this event and how to be a co-sponsor or to purchase an ad in the souvenir program, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
- Or - Send your generous contribution to Pilgrimage Christian Church, 5105 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 22031.
DAWN, Pilgrimage, and the Pilgrimage Partners thank you!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
THANKS and BLESSINGS to All Our VETERANS!
We are grateful for your service and sacrifice.
Because of your love of country and democracy,
we have the freedom to seek greater justice and peace
and, when necessary, speak out in prophetic dissent.
Let us pray that our nation will keep faith
with all those who have faithfully answered
the call to military service, here and abroad.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Declaring that "Change has come to America," President-elect Obama thanked his supporters for his victory and urged all Americans to work together as we tackle the tough issues facing us: two wars, global warming, and an economic crisis. According to our newly elected President, "The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep."
Let us keep President-elect Obama and all our nation's leaders--including the current President, George W. Bush, and the defeated candidate for President, Senator John McCain from Arizona--in our prayers.
Note to Maryland voters: Interfaith Works and the Maryland Interfaith Legislative Committee (MILC) express appreciation and gratitude to all who worked so hard across theological and political lines to defeat the slots referendum. Unfortunately, the referendum passed.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
TODAY is ELECTION DAY!
So please don't forget to vote!
Then . . . after you've voted,
please help someone else do the same!
CLICK HERE to find your polling place.
CLICK HERE to download nonpartisan election resources.
Monday, November 03, 2008
MD: VOTE NO TO SLOTS!
To: Voters in the State of Maryland
From: Our Friends at Interfaith Works
VOTE NO: OPPOSE THE SLOTS REFERENDUM!
THE SLOTS VOTE WILL BE CLOSE, SO . . .
. . . YOUR NOVEMBER 4TH VOTE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!
Don’t let this important decision pass by without your say in the matter.
•Vote NO - if you want gambling to remain illegal in Maryland.
•Vote NO - if you don’t want Maryland to rely on legalized gambling for revenue.
•Vote NO - if you don’t want the state to sponsor an addictive behavior that has real human costs.
+ Proponents say the state will garner $600 Million. Informed experts say that is wildly optimistic.
+ 1/3 of slots profits will go to education; 1/3 will go to the gambling industry; some funds will support the racing industry which employs low wage workers, many without benefits!
+ Jurisdictions with legalized gambling report significantly higher crime and domestic violence requiring increased law enforcement, child protection and mental health services, all of which are a burden to taxpayers.
Interfaith Works opposes slots because of its destructive and costly consequences on families and the poor, and ultimately the taxpayers.
On election day, we hope you will OPPOSE SLOTS MACHINES too! Please share this message with your family and friends.
For more information, contact Becky Wagner: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: 501(c)3 nonprofits (such as churches and many faith-based organizations) are not allowed by the IRS to endorse or oppose candidates for public office. However, they are allowed to take public positions on ballot initiatives and referenda.