St. Edward’s Episcopal Church will host “Sowing Seeds of Love: A Morning of Learning, Action & Prayer on Ending Gun Violence” this coming Saturday, Sept. 17.
Taking place from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 2453 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, the free event includes an interfaith gathering of pastors, chaplains and congregations, including opportunities for one-on-one conversation and support.
Featured activities include:
- Forge demonstration: The Rev. Jim Curry, a retired bishop and co-founder of Swords to Plowshares Northeast, will use a forge to melt down guns and convert them to garden tools.
- Memorial to the Lost: An installation of remembrance for Lancaster County victims of gun homicide, by Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence
- Gun safety workshop: Featuring East Hempfield Township Police firearms instructor Sgt. Matt Miller
- Children’s arts & crafts: Featuring a “Peace Wall” and flowerpot and rock painting
- Mental health resources: Offered by Samaritan Counseling Center
Beverages and light snacks will be available. The morning will conclude with a communal prayer service in the St Edward’s church sanctuary.
Sowing the Seeds of Love is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania’s Ministry to End Gun Violence.