A Year of Faithful Witness: All Events


Sunday, March 24th, 2019


3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Various churches across the Diocese

Faithful Witness is​ a year-long program​ committed to fostering a sustained and consistent focus on gun violence across the diocese on the congregational level. This is a program of the diocesan Anti-Gun Violence Committee (AGV). "We think of this program as a drumbeat, consistently present and ​moving us towards ​an end to gun violence."  From September 2018 through November 2019, AGV will work with 10-12 congregations to serve as hosts for the Faithful Witness program. Host congregations install Heeding God’s Call Memorial to the Lost on their campus and​ ​hold 1-2 community events  to engage the congregation as well as other congregations in the deanery and the wider surrounding community. ​​The AGV committee would coordinate and facilitate these events​.​ Here is the list of events scheduled:

  • Sunday, March 24th 3 PM - Gun Violence Awareness Day at Trinity Episcopal Church, Ambler. Faith communities in Ambler coming together for a day of raising awareness about gun violence. Trinity Ambler Episcopal Church is a participant. 
  • Sunday, March 31st, 11:30 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, Buckingham.  Memorial install and Heeding presentation . Members of Trinity will install the Memorial to the Lost and Bryan Miller will lead them in an adult formation following the service. 
  • Saturday, April 6th, 10 AM at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Hamilton Village. St. Mary’s Hamilton Village -- on UPenn’s campus -- is installing a big part of the Philadelphia Memorial to the Lost (175 shirts). 
  • Sunday, April 7th 3 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church, Buckingham. PeaceMeal with Faithful Witness at Trinity Episcopal Church, Buckingham. A monthly community meal with 5 local congregations and other at-large members of the community. There is a shared meal followed by conversation. Bryan and Sarah will lead a conversation around gun violence. 
  • Sunday, April 14th 12:30 PM at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Hamilton Village. Heeding presentation at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Hamilton Village. Bryan will speak at St. Mary’s monthly brunch following the worship service.  
  • Friday, April 19th 4 PM at St. George St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.  Good Friday Walk at St. George St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Heeding’s annual interfaith Good Friday walk happening at St. G, St. B -- There will be seven stops following Jesus’ seven last words, with interfaith prayers and music. Bishop Gutierrez will be at this event. 
  • Sunday, May 5th 3 PM at The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas.  Faith communities in Overbrook coming together for a day of raising awareness about gun violence. The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas is one of the main participants and will be hosting the Memorial to the Lost.