Remember and Renew Weekend

26 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019 | 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm

EPF “Year of Action” 80th Anniversary Event:

Remember and Renew Weekend

20th Anniversary Commemoration of Columbine High School Mass Shooting

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School mass shooting, the Remember and Renew Weekend intends to mobilize support for preventing gun violence by giving voice to survivors and families of gun violence, advocating for policy changes, becoming aware of contributing factors, and building a base of support among sponsoring organizations.


Friday, April 26

1:00-3:00pm

Iliff School of Theology, 2323 E. Iliff, Denver (paid parking available in south lot B)

Chapel presentation with audience dialogue to include seminarians, faculty, and interested public focusing on underlying causes contributing to violence in contemporary culture.

Panelists include:
The Rev. Kym Lucas, bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado

The Rev. Jasper Peters, pastor of Belong Church, United Methodist clergy

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Leath, Asst. Prof. of Religion and Social Justice

3:00-5:00pm

Viewing of Bowling for Columbine, the 2002 documentary film written and directed by Michael Moore will be shown for any wishing to remain in the Chapel



Saturday, April 27

11am-1pm

St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 1401 E. Dry Creek Rd, Centennial

Over 12 organizations involved in national and local efforts to address gun violence prevention will present their mission and opportunities for participation.

Catered lunch provided with RSVP required through co-sponsoring organizations or to frbobdav@msn.com

1-3:30pm

St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 1401 E. Dry Creek Rd, Centennial

Educational and Policy Workshops on topics ranging from History of gun violence and gun laws in Colorado, Organizing the Faith Community around gun violence prevention, Public health implications of gun violence, Keeping kids safe from guns, Gun violence contributing to Suicide and Domestic Violence, Communicating with others on gun violence prevention

Workshops will repeat twice from 1:15-2:15, 2:30-3:30 for opportunity to hear two topics

4-5:30pm

Columbine Memorial, Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave, Littleton

Enter park from Pierce Ave between Bowles and Coal Mine, driving west to parking lot closest to Memorial (within softball field complex). Take walk path approximately ¼ mile to memorial

During Vigil narrators will lead participants in remembrance of the students and teacher memorialized through readings and responses. Opportunity for quiet reflection and hearing readings of hope and inspiration will mark the time of vigil.

6:00-8:00pm

Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, 6724 S. Webster, Littleton (1/2 mile south of Vigil)

A simple meal will be provided by members of the church during which vigil participants will be invited to reflect on the impact of the vigil, the events of the day and group sharing around hope for a more peaceful future. Music and facilitation will be offered for participants.



Sunday, April 28

10- 11:30am

St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 1401 E. Dry Creek Rd, Centennial

Morning worship service to include speaker, the Rev. Don Marxhausen, Lutheran pastor who presided over one of the funerals of a Columbine student and his personal story as a result.

4-5:30pm

St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch

A Service of Remembrance and Renewal to offer personal stories from those impacted by gun violence, grounding the faith response to gun violence within the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, and inspiring participants with hope and renewal through music and worship.

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