Peaks Postings, February 14, 2017 Page 4 4 A FAITH-BASED CONFERENCE ON AGING PRESENTED BY: BEARD CENTER ON AGING AT LYNCHBURG COLLEGE March 14, 2017 For complete details on this conference including keynote speakers, the schedule and registration information, click here.
Peaks Postings, February 14, 2017 Page 5 5 New Books for the Lenten Season FEBRUARY 1, 20 17 Two new resources for Lent are now available from Westminster John Knox Press. A Way other than Our Own by Walter Brueggemann and The Sign and the Sacrifice by Rowan Williams provide a fresh perspective for the season, allowing you to reflect and connect in a new way. Despite our culture of self-indulgence, we are called to walk an alternative path-one of humility, justice, and peace. In A Way other than Our Own, Walter Brueggemann's thought-provoking reflections for the season of Lent invite us to consider the challenging, beautiful life that comes with walking the way of grace. Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, presents the Gospel accounts of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection as viewed through the eyes of those who witnessed them. The Sign and the Sacrifice explores the meaning of the cross and the significance of Christ's resurrection, discussing what these events meant to Jesus' followers in the early years and what they can say to us today. A Way other than Our Own and The Sign and the Sacrifice are available for purchase through Westminster John Knox Press and other major retailers. For all of you interested in Appalachia, the Committee on Ministry is promoting the following conference: State of Appalachia Conference Save the Date: March 31-April 1 at Pipestem Resort State Park in West Virginia. Learn More » Creation Justice Ministries is co-sponsoring the "State of Appalachia" conference March 31 - April 1 at Pipestem Resort State Park in West Virginia. The conference will focus on the health, economy, ecology, and spirituality of Appalachia. Please check out the website to learn more about the conference, and consider registering. Limited scholarships are available. www.stateofappalachia.org Kathy Carpenter, chair of the committee will be attending. You can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.