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Friday, September 18, 2009

International Peacemaker Comes to Elizabethton for Presentation: Children At Risk


Dr. Vinita Eusebius
will be speaking at First Presbyterian on Sunday September 27th at 7 p.m.



She is an International Peacemaker affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Here is the news release:

Holston Presbytery’s Ethical Issues/Human Needs Committee welcomes International Peacemaker, Dr. Vinita Eusebius. Dr. Eusebius will be visiting several churches in the area from September 25 – October 1.

We are delighted to have Dr. Eusebius at FPC Elizabethton on Sunday September 27th. She will give her presentation "Children at Risk”. This lecture will touch on the mission of the church in the context of endemic poverty in India, children at risk and violence against women. She will also discuss the topic of clean water availability, based on her sermon “Water: Not for Profit”.

Dr. Eusebius teaches zoology at Ewing Christian College and lives in Allahabad, India with her husband,a chemistry teacher. They have two grown sons. She has traveled widely in India and visited Hawaii, Fiji,Sydney, Jamaica, London, Egypt, Jordan and Israel. She has a Master of Science, Ph.D. in Zoology, B.C.S., and is currently pursuing a Master of Theology. Her work includes 32 years of teaching experience. She is the present chair of the Student Christian Movement of India, has conducted workshops on child rights and is an ordained deaconess of the Church of North India.

For more information, visit the church website or call 423.543.7737.

International Peacemakers are leaders who are engaged in peacemaking in their own areas of the world. They are invited by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to visit with Presbyterians in the United States and to help us understand the peace and justice concerns of others around the world. This sharing translates into a better understanding of the peace and justice issues in our own communities.
The lecture is free, however donations will be accepted to further the work of international peacemaking.
Dr. Eusebius’ presentation, “Children At Risk” will touch on the mission of the Church in the context of endemic poverty in India, children at risk and violence against women. She has traveled widely in India and visited Hawaii, Fiji, Sydney, Jamaica, London, Egypt, Jordan and Israel. She has a Master of Science, Ph.D. in Zoology, B.C.S., and is currently pursuing a Master of Theology. Her work includes 32 years of teaching experience. She is the present chair of the Student Christian Movement of India, has conducted workshops on child rights and is an ordained deaconess of the Church of North India. She is married with two sons ages 22 and 26.
She will be presenting at a number of venues in Holston Presbytery. Here is her schedule:

Saturday, September 26th:
Awakening the Dreamer Symposium
First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton
(Dr. Eusebius will be a participant)


Sunday, September 27th:
First Presbyterian, Kingsport (morning worship)
423.245.0104

First Presbyterian, Elizabethton (evening program at 7 p.m.)
423.543.7737


Tuesday, September 29th:
Lunch with Tom Bier at The Journey
423-477-4040 or 423-794-7734

5:30 - Dinner/discussion with Steve Weisz at
Tusculum College In Greeneville


Wednesday, September 30th:

ETSU Campus Ministry in Johnson City- lunch
Jim Kirkpatrick or 423-926-2522

First Presbyterian Church, Bristol
Evening (Beth Flannagan 423-764-7875 or 276-466-3377)




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