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Each month the Social Justice Ministry will focus on an important issue to educate our congregation through our monthly newsletter, website, and monthly speaker series.  Together, we are Living Grace First through all that we do.

May 2021: Gun Violence Prevention

 

Monthly Speaker: Rev. Deanna Hollas

Watch the Recorded Meeting Here!

The May Social Justice Ministry focus is Gun Violence Prevention. 

We are excited to welcome Rev. Deanna Hollas, Gun Violence

Prevention Ministry Coordinator with Presbyterian Peace Fellowship,

to our worship on Sunday, May 2.  She will preach that day and then

join us on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30pm on zoom for a discussion.

Please make every effort to join us for worship on Sunday

and the discussion on Tuesday.

 

Unmasking the Powers Behind Gun Violence

Theologian Walter Wink understood that there are invisible forces that shape and determine human existence and when we unmask these powers, they lose their influence and create the space for us to make conscious decisions about how we want to live.  In this class, Rev. Deanna Hollas will lead us in an exploration of the

forces behind our gun violence epidemic and give us resources for how we can respond and live into one of the Greats Ends of the Church - Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.

The Rev. Deanna Hollas is the Gun Violence Prevention Ministry Coordinator with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and a founding member of the Everytown for Gun Safety Interfaith Advisory Council. In her role with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Rev. Hollas empowers and equips individuals and congregations across the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination to embody Jesus’s call to love God and love neighbor by being informed and active in the prevention of gun violence. Rev. Hollas is also a spiritual director and co-founder of Retreat House Spirituality Center in Richardson, TX. She holds a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology as well as a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

 

You can find more information about Rev. Hollas’ work here:

 

https://www.presbypeacefellowship.org/first-minister-of-gun-violence-prevention-ordained-in-the-united-states-presbyterian-rev-deanna-hollas-of-dallas-tx/

 

https://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/gun-violence-prevention-sabbath-looks-beyond-statistics/

 

https://www.presbypeacefellowship.org/gun-violence/

 

 

 

 

Click on the links below for more information on past Social Justice Ministry Monthly

Topics, Speakers, and Resources.

April - Environmental Justice

March - Mental Health

February 2021 - Racism

January 2021 - Human Trafficking

 

DECEMBER 2020 - Housing Insecurity

 

NOVEMBER 2020 - Hunger