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Friday, July 31, 2009

Awakening the Dreamer at First Pres!

Check out the news at FPC Elizabethton. You can read our newsletters in pdf. Snad just posted the August newsletter.
  • Inside you will find information about our drumming workshop and performance by Bolokada!
  • Our Peacemaking Committee invites you to an exciting conference in September. It is called Awakening the Dreamer. Here is the info on that:


Date: Saturday, September 26th, 9:30 – 4:00
Cost: $10.00 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Food: Light refreshments provided. Bring a lunch, or reserve a catered lunch when you register.
Register through the church office or online

There’s a Movement emerging on Planet Earth, new ways of living which will take us beyond the crises of our age into a world that works for all. Our work is helping to build the movement of awake, committed, engaged people, an invitation we extend to everyone. Who we can be, and what we can do at this point in history has never been so significant, or so much fun.

The Old Dream is dying. Its demise becomes inevitable as we discover the devastation we’ve caused to our own planet home, as we count the rising cost of our inhumanity to each other and as we see how our current way of living fails to deliver lasting happiness. All of these are the inevitable conclusions of an old dream rooted in acquisition, consumption and putting personal gain above communal good.

The New Dream is emerging! It's community, collaboration; it's life-enhancing and earth-honoring; it's together and for our grand-children, rather than Supersize me Now! So we’re seeing the largest social movement of all time, millions of people and organizations working for environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment, three facets of a new dream for humanity and planet Earth.

Your Role
The New Dream is not a distant future possibility; it’s a practical option for right here, right now! The New Dream is alive, and spreads, whenever any of us take a stand for sustainability, peace and justice in any part of our lives. Our role involves daily action, ever greater understanding and deeper awareness. It’s an option in any purchase we make and our daily lifestyle choices; its available in every conversation and how we choose to see the world every day. It’s about what each of us can do individually and it’s about what we can do together.

The need and the opportunity for each of us and all of us to act is now!

Read more about it and other cool things happening at First Pres. in our August newsletter and on our website.

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