Shuck and Jive

Friday, January 09, 2009

Prayers for Peace Service

We are going to hold a service on the 19th of January. It is a monumental day. It is the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the eve of the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama.

We are looking for a new day. A new wind of Spirit for peace and justice for the world. We invite anyone near our mountain to join us--whether a member of an organized religion, disorganized religion, or no religion.

Prayer sounds like a religious word, but it is not necessarily so. We are inviting anyone to come and simply be with us. Here is the press release:

Prayers for Peace

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 West F Street, will be hosting an event for the public, Prayers for Peace, on Monday January 19th at 7 p.m. To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama the community is invited to join in prayers for peace and justice for all people and Earth. Prayers will include spoken and silent prayer, formal statements for peace, sacred circle dances, poetry and drumming (bring yours!).

All are welcome to join us in prayer and to further participate by bringing a prayer, poem, or special item to share with our circle. The prayers will be held in Martin Hall at First Presbyterian Church. If you do wish to bring a ritual or prayer, please contact Rebecca Nunley at rebekalu at comcast dot net or John Shuck at johnashuck at embarqmail dot com or call the church at 543-7737.
Hope to see you!


  1. Sir,

    Peace will survive eventually...
    Prayer is the beginning...
    Wishing you and your group all the very best...

    Shinu S.

  2. have you seen the olivebranch site? i think you may find it helpful. they are doing a washington event similar to yours. olivebranch interfaith peace partnership. salaam. clay

    also please consider joining in the fun with Christian peace witness for iraq. by fun, i mean planning the next event in dc.