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ACLC Women In Ministry 400th Anniversary Of Jamestown Banquet

Ethel Hayes and John Dickson
October 18, 2007

Dear Friends,

On December 1, 2007, a special banquet to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the 1607 settlement of Jamestown will be held in Norfolk, Virginia, at the Airport Holiday Inn from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

The event will be co-sponsored by Women In Ministry of American Clergy Leadership Conference, Women's Federation for World Peace, Native American Leadership Alliance, and Universal Peace Federation.

Women clergy and clergy wives of many denominations will gather for two days prior to pray, pause and reflect on the significance of this Jamestown colony to our twenty-first century America. It was here that the first English settlement was established on lands that had been inhabited for millennia by Native Americans. The first African captives to come to North America arrived at Jamestown in 1619.

We cannot rewrite the tragic chapters of history, but the future is a blank slate. As we observe this jubilee year at the dawn of a new millennium what could be more fitting than an observance of reconciliation, renewal, forgiveness and healing?

To truly honor all our ancestors and the tremendous price that was paid to build this nation, a special invitation is extended to women of Colonial descent and women of Native American ancestry to cross a symbolic bridge of peace and join together to create a bright new future for all children of this great nation.

Delegates will be traveling from all 50 states and even England. We would like to invite many Native American dignitaries as our guests of honor. Please consider sponsoring a delegate from your area. You or your organization can also donate tickets or a table for the banquet, or place a greeting or advertisement in our beautiful souvenir booklet.

Tickets are $35.00 each or $350.00 for a table. All donations are tax deductible.

If you would like to attend the one-day event on Dec.1 or the 3- day conference Nov.29-Dec.1, please contact us for further information.

We look forward to celebrating the birth of this nation, which has grown to become a mosaic representing every color, all religions and every nation. Let us work together to build a bright and beautiful history for our descendants!

Rev. Ethel Hayes
ACLC Women In Ministry
National Coordinator

Mr. John Dickson
Native American Leadership Alliance
DC Coordinator

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