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World Council of Churches Ecumenical Service - San Jose!


Experience the World Council of Churches right here in San Jose!

The U.S. Conference of the World Council of Churches will meet in San Jose May 11-13, and will host an ecumenical service on Thursday, May 11, 7:15pm, inviting the public to join them. It will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 566 North 5th Street in San Jose.

There will also be a discussion on the 9th Assembly on Friday, May 12th, 7pm at the Saint Clarie Hotel in San Jose.

The Rev. Dr. Bernice Powell Jackson, World Council of Churches' President for North America, will be the preacher for the ecumenical service. The theme is "God in your grace, transform us, transform the world," and the service will include liturgies and music from the 9th Annual WCC Assembly held February 14-23, 2006 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. There will be a focus on engagement in the second half of the ecumenical "Decade to Overcome Violence: Churches Seeking Reconciliation and Peace 2001-2010." A reception will follow hosted by Wesley United Methodist Church, and "Blessed are the Peacemaker" awards will be presented to local advocates for peace.

Parking is available in the church lot on 6th Street between Empire and Jackson, in the City of San Jose lot also on 6th Street, or on neighboring streets.

For more information contact Rev. Motoe Yamada at

A discussion on the 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Friday, May 12th, 7pm at the Saint Claire Hotel, 302 South Market Street, San Jose. Please join with friends and supporters of the World Council of Churches along with representatives of member churches and leadership in this discussion on our transformational efforts to realize our Christian unity in a more just and peaceful world. Refreshments will be served. There will be short presentations on the direction of the WCC, Assembly progress and the mid-point of the Decade to Overcome Violence. Presentations will be followed by opportunities for dialogue and discussion. For more information contact Caroline Hennessy,

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