News of Voices for Justice
Rev. J. Herbert Nelson to speak to PV4J
The arrangements for one of Presbyterian Voices for Justice events at General Assembly are pretty well in place. The PV4J Awards Luncheon will take place at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh on Sunday, July 1st. Due to a change in the General Assembly program, there will not be one very large worship service on Sunday morning at the convention center, but commissioners and visitors will be encouraged to worship at one of the many Presbyterian churches in Pittsburgh (a town where Presbyterians are dense). The Committee on Local Arrangements will be running buses to a select number of churches. East Liberty is one of them.
The event will be in two parts following the 10:00 AM worship service. East Liberty Church is hosting a lunch in their fellowship hall. Those attending the A wards Luncheon will sit together at designated tables for the meal. Following the meal, we will adjourn to the third floor music hall and adjoining veranda for fellowship over dessert, followed by the program. We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, Director of the Office of Public Witness in Washington, D. C. He gained some notoriety earlier this year for being arrested in the Capitol rotunda, along with other religious leaders, as they held a prayer vigil for the poor in the U.S., in the face of the federal budget crisis.
The awards presentation and the biennial meeting of the PV4J membership will follow the keynote address. PV4J members living in the Pittsburgh area are encouraged to attend.