Saturday, March 09, 2013

Requesting the Pleasure of Your Company Next Saturday

If you are a Bread for the World member in  the Albuquerque area, chances are you have already marked your calendars for next Saturday, March 16.  We are indeed looking forward to having you join us at our Offering of Letters workshop at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5301 Ponderosa NE, across from Erna Ferguson Library and Montgomery Park. The workshop starts at 9:30 a.m., and we promise that we'll be done by Noon (if not earlier).

If you hadn't marked your calendar, can we entice you to attend?  We have an interesting program for you.

Discussions of the Documentary A Place at the Table
Many of you saw the documentary already.  We're interested in knowing what you think and how it will be useful in promoting your Offerings of Letters.

The Petition to President Obama
You might have noticed that your packets urge contain a petition to President Barack Obama. What is that all about?  Find out at the workshop.

Great Speaker
We have great partners in the effort to bring attention to food insecurity in our country, including Share our Strength, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Feeding America (the umbrella organization for our country's food banks) Sonya Warwick, a communications officer at Roadrunner Food Bank, will join us for a discussion on hunger in New Mexico.

A Panel Discussion on Offering of Letters Strategies
Have you ever wondered how to promote the Offering of Letters to your congregation?  And what do you do when you get pushback?  Three veteran Offerings of Letter organizers will tell us what approaches they take to these questions and other matters related to the Offering of Letters.  They are Terese Bridges from St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Patty Emord from St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and Lucretia Tippit from All Saints Lutheran Church.

Opening Worship
Joy Carroll from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is preparing a great opening worship to set the tone for the day.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the workshop!

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