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Hymn: 335,609 (“I Cried to God”)

I cried to God, “Three hundred thirty thousand!”
Five thousand more, six hundred more, and nine!”
In just ten years, a truth we can’t imagine:
All died from guns, one loved one at a time!

A Terrible Test of Faith

A sermon preached by the Rev. Roger Scott Powers
at Light Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore
on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
Genesis 22:1-14

The story of Abraham and Isaac is one of the most dramatic stories in the Bible. And yet, in my fourteen years of parish ministry, I have never once preached on it. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I've ever heard anyone preach on it!

Promoting Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend

 

Visit http://marchsabbath.org/671/ for resources to help promote the 2014 National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend

 

Here are some of the resources available:

Sermon: The Difference a Gun Can Make

 
The Real Difference in the Trayvon Martin Case:
A Gun Changed Everything
by the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II

Study Guide in Six Sessions for "America and Its Guns"

Written by Jan Orr-Harter, this PPF study guide outlines how to approach Jim Atwood's 2012 book American and Its Guns: A Theological Exposé.

Guide to Creating an “Offering of Letters” Service

It can be difficult to introduce an issue of social concern in any one congregation, but in any given presbytery or community, there are people who support sensible gun reform. What if these people got together for worship, education, and an offering of their time and voices? 

Sermon: The Culture of Violence and the Beloved Community

This sermon was delivered on January 20, 2013 to a community-wide, interfaith and interracial gathering to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr., in Highstown, NJ.  The preacher was Tom F. Driver, The Paul J. Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary in New York.

The Sunday after Sandy Hook - Sermons and Worship Resources

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT, we offer some of the sermons and worship materials composed and used by PPF members.

One Congregation's Process of Studying Gun Violence

Stony Point Presbyterian Church recently completed a year of studying the controversial topic of gun violence. This document contains reflections on their process, their conclusions, and the story of the remarkable way this often-divisive issue has brought their congregation closer together.

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