We will be having some events during Faith Week, part of No Death Penalty Ohio’s campaign to push legislation forward. Read more about it here: https://nodeathpenaltyoh.com/faithweek2023/.
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Sisters and Associates gathered over the weekend (Sept. 27-29, 2023) for a fall congregational gathering, the first under the direction of the new Leadership Team. This year’s theme, “In Service of the Mission,” grounded the weekend and incorporated the 2023 Chapter prayer and directional statements as a guide. Information shared, updates given and input sought related to newer members, sponsorship and various projects in process. Time was also given for Sisters and Associates to relax and socialize together.
Local artist John Metz returned to Mother Margaret Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 26 for a demonstration on the MMH patio. Metz uses a torch on his paintings to create his unique artwork, and worked with a few Sisters to create their own pieces of art.
Sisters and employees celebrated their own Oktoberfest on Thursday, Sept. 21 in Mother Margaret Hall. In addition to pretzels and root beer floats, S. Monica Gundler and the Employee Activity Committee led participants in the chicken dance.
The Peace and Nonviolence Justice Circle organized a prayer service for Sisters and Associates on Thursday, Sept. 21 in honor of International Day of Peace. Following a drum chant, members of the committee led participants through the service in prayer and song. Handmade origami doves were placed on a peace tree and guests were asked to write an intention for peace or a peace-related quote or word that is meaningful to them. The tree is currently placed outside of the Motherhouse chapel for intentions to be added until Oct. 2, the International Day of Nonviolence.