Finding Peace amid our differences

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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How do we find common ground and peace amid differences?  

During WWI, battling enemies ceased fire on Christmas and crossed trenches to come together in recognition of their common humanity.  Fictionally portrayed in the movie, Joyeux Noël, the cease-fire along the Western Front around Christmas 1914 saw French, German, and Scottish soldiers ventured into "no man's land" on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to exchange seasonal greetings, mingle, and even play football!

As our nation faces deep divisions, what Christmas lessons can we learn for this historical event so to celebrate our own "Joyeux Noël"?

Join us for an inspiring Advent ONLINE day retreat as we remember how faith, hope, love, and peace can reign even amid deep hostilities.  Allow this inspiring movie and historical event to encourage your heart this Christmas.

There is No Charge for this program,  but a year-end donation to support Rolling Ridge would be a Christmas blessing as our 2020 finances have been hit hard because of the pandemic.

Schedule for Wednesday, December 2nd:
9:30 am  ONLINE welcome & movie watch of Joyeux Noël
12:00 noon  LUNCH break
1:00 pm ONLINE sharing and conversation
2:30 pm Closing

If you've already seen the movie, you are free to join us from 1-2:30 only for the conversation.

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Lawrence works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  An ordained American Baptist pastor, he is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, and American Baptist Seminary of the West.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.