Keynote Address by the Rev. Laura Mariko Cheifetz (PPC, Louisville)

Laura CheifetzDear friends,

The 2016 Summit Planing team is pleased to share some super-exciting news about the keynote address at our Presbytery’s next mission summit, Mission Connections: Listening To All Voices on Saturday, 6 February 2016, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Tustin Presbyterian Church, 225 W. Main Tustin, CA.

The keynote will be delivered by the Rev. Laura Mariko Cheifetz. The Rev. Laura Mariko Cheifetz is a double pastors’ kid of Japanese and Jewish descent born in California. Raised in Oregon and Washington, she now lives in Louisville and works as the Vice President of Church & Public Relations for the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. Laura’s topic is “Mission and Anti-racism.”

What does antiracism have to do with mission? Whether we like it or not, we live as faithful Christians in a country in which racial disparities and prejudices are built into our laws, history, and culture, with unintended consequences for our mission commitments. Come discuss how an antiracist orientation might help mission be more effective.

Summit is FREE and online registration will open January 2016. Please download the attached single-page flyer (pdf file) to share the news with your congregations. Save the date. Mark your calendars. Plan to join us. Its going to be a very meaningful and transformative summit. Watch for a Publicity kit for churches to promote the Summit with their congregations which will be sent to mission elders/pastors later this year.

Anita Coleman (St. Mark Pres.) (on behalf of the 2016 Summit Planning team, Sue Currie (Tustin), Ginger Longwell (Canvas), and Kathleen Julian (Yorba Linda)

For more information, please contact: Bonita Carr, bcarr@losranchos.org (714) 956-3691 x122.
Presbytery of Los Ranchos, http://losranchos.org/ Listening & Connecting People. Building Partnerships. Forging God’s Community, locally and globally.

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