by Amy Karr
As the Witness Commission and all church board members continue to thoughtfully plan how we can best serve our community and beyond, sometimes it is necessary to take “pause” on things in order to reassess if it is best serving our needs.
The Run for Peace is a beloved event that has been an opportunity for us to connect with the community and also openly proclaim our peace stance. After the 2019 run, Karin Laszakovits and Paula Knudsen Burke both decided to step down from planning the event so they can focus on their other priorities in the church. We are grateful to them and the other Run for Peace committee members—Kurt DeGoede & Stephanie Kardohely—who have provided countless volunteer hours to make this event successful. Due to the overwhelming number of 5k events in the area, the Witness Commission has decided to take a break from the Run of Peace in 2020. We believe that this will be a good opportunity for the commission and other church members to determine if/how this event should continue in the future and also determine if it is the best way to spread our message of peace.
Etown CoB relies heavily on volunteers to make every event/project successful. If you have a passion for a particular project or idea, please reach out to Amy Karr. The Witness Commission believes that 2020 will be an exciting year for our congregation! We look forward to sharing more with you in the months to come.