Description: Right now we are in the EPF membership campaign (until November 15), however, you can conduct a membership drive at any time. EPF is a separate 502-C3 (non-profit) organization whose membership (close to 2,000 across the country) support our work. To become a member one needs to donate and take the nonviolence pledge. It’s that simple. Members receive a hard copy of our Episcopal Peace Witness, vote for our National Executive Council, receive our weekly e-mails (Peace on the Go), are represented at General Conventions of the Episcopal Church and have the satisfaction of supporting an organization that is current, efficient, and very active on the issues they care about.
Potential Outcome(s) for participants: You and your congregation will be connected to a vital organization within the Episcopal Church. You will receive helpful resources and information, you’ll be encouraged to pray for those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan (we send out e-mails with the info each Tuesday).
Who can benefit from this tool: All members of the Episcopal Church, your congregation, community and the world.
What you’ll need: Membership drive resources are available on the EPF web site. There are several posters to choose from; TOP TEN REASON’s to JOIN EPF; Sample bulletin insert.
Cost estimate: Your time to connect with your peace and justice groups and members to determine the time frame (suggested – 2 to three weeks); It would be good to order some EPF materials (buttons, bumper stickers, copies of Episcopal Peace Witness, and our action group materials. You can order on line or e-mail Sara Filipiak ([email protected]) or just give us a call: EPF- 312-922-8628 or Sara: 847-910-5932.
Nuts and bolts of the tool (How to make this tool work!): Get other volunteers from your parish to help; order your materials; advertise in your parish, set up a table, let folks know why you’re supporting this.
Final Outcome and Participant Response: We hope that you are successful in getting new EPF members in your parish and that you will become energized to work on Peace and Justice issues locally, nationally and internationally. When you have five members you are ready to become a chapter. That way your parish can be listed on the web site and EPF work can become a part of your on-going peace and justice work in the parish. We also encourage your parish to become a peace partner (minimal donation – $100).
For More INFO contact: Jackie Lynn, 312-922-8628 [email protected]