“The more we can make PEACE a personal project
the worldview of PEACE…will be felt in homes,
in neighborhoods, in cities, in nations, and in our world,”
writes local author and illustrator, Wendy Anderson Halperin.
Wendy Anderson Halperin will lead a workshop called “Sitting in Peace,” at Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite on Sunday, December 15, from 9 am to 5 pm. Participants will transform chairs and tables they bring into original art: peace chairs and tables, potential holiday gifts. The day includes worship, fellowship and hands on design and painting. Children and participants of all ages – parents and grandparents, people of faith, teachers, artists and activists -- will be “drawn into peace” by choosing quotes and images that inspire peacemaking.
“If we are to teach real peace in this world…we shall have to start with the children.” Gandhi
Wendy Anderson Halperin, of South Haven, MI, is an acclaimed artist who has earned a reputation for her richly detailed, imaginative and expressive pencil and watercolor painting. Her most recent picture book, PEACE, is a collection of quotes addressing the eternal question, “How can we bring peace to the world?” PEACE is packed with quotes from peacemakers around the globe and throughout history. The “Sitting for Peace” workshop invites children and all participants to choose quotes about peace to inscribe and illustrate as creative reminders of the power of choosing peace in daily life.
Registration is required (at no cost) by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Receive necessary information in advance to prepare a chair or table for the event. A free will offering will be taken to support Halperin’s “Sitting for Peace Project.” http://www.drawingchildrenintopeace.com.
Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite is a welcoming, progressive, rural peace church located at 17975 Centreville Constantine Road, Constantine, MI, and affiliated with the Church of the Brethren and Mennonite Church USA. More information on Facebook and at florencechurch.blogspot.com
Pastor Nina B Lanctot