2022 EVENTS SCHEDULE

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  • SEPTEMBER 1-24, 2022
Event: Peace Pole Pursuit
Location: All over the Greater Lansing area!  (see map/list of addresses)
Who: Anyone, any age, anyone interested in a fun challenge!
About: Walk, drive, or bike in pursuit of as many Greater Lansing peace poles as you are able.  Once you have found and photographed at least 10 peace poles with you in each photo and posted them on your Facebook page,  submit the form by clicking here. (For kids of age 10 and below, 5 poles is the minimum goal). For more details click here.
Cost: Free
 
  • SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2022 (and beyond)

Event: Inside Peace documentary film viewing
Venue: YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ7NglTSyGE)
About: Inmates find peace while inside a Texas prison through a peace education program now used worldwide with amazing results. First viewed during PeaceQuest 2016 due to the friendship between Greater Lansing PeaceQuester Candice Wilmore and film director Cynthia Fitzpatrick. This film was released in August 2021 for online viewing.
Cost: Free.
Website: https://tprf.org/inside-peace-movie/

  • SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2022 (and beyond)

Event: Webinar – “Our Challenge: Breaking Through Fear and Hate to Forge a New Way”; webinar; recording; available on demand.
Venue: online
About: In our current dangerous ‘political’ climate, we need to stretch ourselves – to better understand how and why “the other half” of people think and act the way they do, and better understand the evidence of our own biases that can be part of the problem. This webinar presents a big picture framework that can be helpful in our efforts to confront violence and heal our broken world.  Presented by MPT’s co-founder, Peter Dougherty. This webinar took place in May 2021 for online viewing.
Host: Meta Peace Team
Website: www.metapeaceteam.org/webinars

Cost: Free

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2022

Event: Culver’s Donate While You Dine! – Fundraiser for UNICEF! *Help Refugee Children – All funds raised will be 5x matched! *
Location: Culver’s, 8848 West Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI
Time: 5pm–9pm
About: Online Ordering, Drive-Thru, or Dine-In (no flyer or code needed)
Go to Culvers.com to order online.  The more sales, the larger the donation from Culver’s!
Hosts: GL-UNA and PeaceQuest 2022
Website: https://www.culvers.com/restaurants/lansing-saginaw 
Flier: Culver’s Fundraiser for UNICEF Flier

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

Event: Just Poetry: A Community Conversation About Isolation and Incarceration
Location: Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI 48910
Time: 7pm (Doors open at 6:30PM.)
Cost: Free. Donations accepted.
Hosts:  Lansing Poetry Club and Citizens for Prison Reform
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/723289982107755

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022

Event: Yoga & Hike for Peace
Host: Shiloh Daum of Peoples Yoga
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Fenner Nature Center, Camp Area
2020 East Mount Hope Avenue, Lansing, MI 48910. Park in the lot just east of the main entrance.   Watch for the PeaceQuest banner.

Flyer: Peace Yoga Hike

All levels are welcome!  Bring friends and family!  
Bring a towel or yoga mat if desired, not required.
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

Event: Sermon on Peace, Rick Blunt, Pastor, Okemos Community Church. Includes a special choral piece written in commemoration of September 11, 2001.
Time: 10am
Location: 4734 Okemos Rd., Okemos. In-person and live streamed on Facebook.
Website: http://www.okemosocc.org for additional details about indoor worship at OCC. For sermon live stream and video go to https://www.facebook.com/okemoscommunitychurch. On YouTube, search for “Okemos CC”.

  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

Event: Peace Pavers Art Event​
About: Create a Peace Paver / Steppingstone – Activity for families, youth, and kids
Location: 4734 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI – in the OCC Circle Parking Lot
Time: 11:15 am
Cost: $15 (pay on the day of the event)
Host: Okemos Community Church
Registration: Click here (Preregistration required. Register Today–Space is Limited!)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/okemoscommunitychurch/
Event Flyer: Peace Paver flyer

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12; TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (Event on Sep. 20 is cancelled); MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 

Event: Sew School Bags for Church World Service School Kits – UN Sustainability Development Goal 4: Quality Education
Location: 4734 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI 48864
Time on 9/12: 1 pm – 4 pm; Time on 9/26: 1 pm – 4 pm

Cost: Free
Host: Okemos Community Church, “Sew Much More” group
Event Flyer: SEW SCHOOL BAGS flyer

  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

Event: A service dedicated to peace. The scripture is the call of Abram from Genesis 12:1-9. 
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Host: The Presbyterian Church of Okemos
Location: 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, MI 48864.
Website: https://www.okemospres.org/

  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

Event: Moldovan Luncheon and Education Hour
About: Come and learn about how more than 83,000 Ukrainian refugees are being resettled in Moldova, the poorest country in Europe and enjoy some foods from the region.
Host: Friends of Moldova, The Presbyterian Church of Okemos
Time: 11:30am
Cost: Free (Donations are encouraged. All proceeds will go to further support the efforts of Friends of Moldova.)
Location: 2258 Bennett Road, on the corner of Okemos Road, in Okemos.

Event Website: https://www.okemospres.org/event/moldovan-ukrainian-meal/ 

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

Event: Culver’s Donate While You Dine! – Drive-Thru, Online Ordering, and Dining Room! Fundraiser for Friends of CROP – Greater Lansing CROP Hunger Walk
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Location: 5140 Times Square Pl, Okemos, MI
Hosts: Members of Friends of CROP – Greater Lansing CROP Hunger Walk Planning Team

Flier: Friends of CROP Flyer

Event Website: https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2022/event/lansingmi 

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 

Event: Olivet College Service Day and “FLAGS FOR PEACE”
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Location: Olivet College, 320 S Main, Olivet, MI 49076
Co-Hosts: Olivet College Service Learning Office and the Olivet Office of Inclusion
Who: All are welcome
Schedule:
– At 8:30 a.m., gather at the Square to write a peace message on a flag. Place the flag along the walkway.
– President Corey will open Service Day and PeaceQuest with comments about the importance of Service Day and World Peace.
– A prayer for international peace and peace in the United States.
– Classes, teams, clubs and organizations leave campus and provide a service to the surrounding communities.
– All gather together for lunch on campus at noon.

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 

Event: Special PeaceQuest Greater Lansing Java Cafe’ Global Conversation 

Topic:  “The Power of Prosecutors That Threatens Peace.” 
Speakers: Angela Waters Austin and Pastor Sean Holland,
Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation / One Love Global
Time: 7:00pm
Description: This presentation with Q & A will focus on how the power of prosecutors is expanded with the end of Roe vs Wade. Key data from the HOPE Initiative to support this national discussion will be shared.  
Hosts: Greater Lansing United Nations Association, One Love Global
Cost: Free
 
 
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 
Event: Author Miriam Pemberton speaks on her new book: Six Stops on the National Security Tour: Rethinking Warfare Economies
Location:  Zoom
Time: 7 pm
Cost: Free
Sponsors: Peace Education Center, Edgewood United Church
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
Event: Protest- US Fund Climate Action, Not War!
Location:  State Capitol, 100 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI  48933
Time: 11am
Sponsors: Veterans For Peace
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
Event: Sermon on Peace, Imam Sohail Chaudhry, Islamic Center of East Lansing
Time:  12:15 & 1:45pm
Location: 920 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, and online at https://www.youtube.com/user/LansingIslam
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022
Event: Fair Trade Missions Sale
About: Choose from a unique selection of beautiful handmade pottery, pine needle baskets, stone carvings, wood carvings and more! Proceeds from the sale support Esperanza en Acción which works with Nicaraguan artisans to give them the tools to strengthen their small businesses and provide for their families. UN SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Host: Okemos Community Church, Fair Trade Ministry
Time: 9 – 3pm
Location: 4734 Okemos Rd., Okemos
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022

Event: Song of Welcome: A Fundraiser for the Refugee Development Center
About: Featuring Judy Kabodian, Rich Illman, Sally Potter, former Lansing Poet Laureate Laura Apol, Ulyana Maystrenko, Ruelaine Stokes & the Refuge Lansing Photographic Exhibit. 
Host: Lansing Poetry Club
Time: 4-6pm
Cost: Free (Donations are encouraged. All donations go to the Refugee Development Center.)
Location: University United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 1120 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

Event: Reading, A Pathway to Peace and Justice ~ Preparing a Future of Peacemakers
About: How do we encourage our youth to be peacemakers? Mary Hennessey will introduce children’s books that encourage peace and understanding. Author, Chibuzor Charles Agomuoh, will discuss his recent book “Rising at Sunrise”: A youth engagement book on soft skill development highlighting 55 inspiring real-life stories of individuals of African descent residents in 26 countries.”
Presenters:

-Chibuzor Charles Agomuoh, Specialist at the Community Engagement Exchange Program of IREX & Executive Director at The SunRise Youth Intervention Organisation
-Mary Spirito Hennessey, Director of the Volunteer English Tutoring Program at Michigan State University, librarian for 30 years, Coordinator of LATTICE Book Club

Time: 4:00pm 
Location: Zoom (msu.zoom.us/J/95126172129)
Cost: Free
Hosts: MSU Global Youth Advancement Network and LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers in Cross-cultural Education)
Who: All are welcome.
 
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2022
Event: Sing Out for Peace

 

About: Community Sing with Song Leaders and Accompaniment. Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace (September 21) and PeaceQuest Greater Lansing (September). Song sheets will be available.  Come sing or simply listen and enjoy! Coordinated by Rev. Linda Farmer-Lewis, Choir director for Men of Orpheus, and retired pastor for Central United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm 
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI 48933 
Cost: Free
Host: Peace Education Center
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022
Event: Gun Buyback for Cash – Free
Location: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Parking Lot, 6500 Amwood Drive, Lansing, MI 48911
Time: 11 am to 2 pm; until the cash runs out
Sponsors:  The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, First Congregational UCC Church of Charlotte, and St. Michaels Episcopal Church in conjunction with Lansing Police Department and Ingham Co. Sherriff’s Office.
About: Guns received by Lansing Police & Ingham County Sherriff Deputy. Place unloaded guns in the trunk of your car. $100 for revolvers and shotguns. $200 for rifles and semi-automatic handguns. Limit 2 guns per person.
Event Flyer: Gun Buyback Flyer
 
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022
Event: PeaceQuest Award Ceremony
Time:  4:30pm-5:30pm
Location:  Zoom
Registration: TBA
About: The event will feature the PeaceQuest Art Challenge Award Ceremony (peacequestgreaterlansing.org/art-contest/),  an interactive trivia on peace, and recognition of participants in Peace Pole Pursuit (peacequestgreaterlansing.org/peace-pole-pursuit).
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022
Event: Salaam Peace Festival: Come and enjoy Muslim culture and food!
Time:  2:30-6:30pm
Location: Islamic Center of East Lansing, 920 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 
About:  Several local restaurants and cafes will sell food. Cultural exhibits from around the world.  Crafts and souvenirs exhibit and sale.  Vendors will donate upwards of 50% of the profits to programs that support refugees from Afghanistan. Activities will include calligraphy, henna, face painting, and balloon twisting. Guests are welcome to tour the Islamic Center and enjoy a ‘Discover Islam’ poster exhibit and presentation.