Church Bells Ring for Religious Freedom Associate Judy Hoffman, OPA, has reported that on July 4, St. Joseph's Church in Liebenthal, KS, joined with churches across the country to ring the bells for religious freedom and to offer prayers for our country. Parishioners were invited to attend a bell-ringing and to enter the "bell tower" to learn how the church bells are rung. There are three ropes and three different sized bells to make the beautiful sounds of the bells in harmony. After a five minute bell ringing, all took part in an hour of prayer and singing patriotic songs. The event was sponsored by "Churches for Freedom" and organized by Judy. Pictured ringing the bells are Duane Legleiter, Mary Ann Legleiter, and Emmet McGinn. Fourteen parishioners participated in the prayer hour.
Associates Join Sisters in Assembly Approximately 50 Associates from seven states will be joining our Sisters at the Congregational Assembly in Columbus, July 19-23. Associates unable to attend in person are invited to join the Sisters to view Assembly webcasts on Thursday evening and Friday through Sunday mornings. Please contact your local Motherhouse or check the OPPeace Daily News for additional updates on live streaming webcasts during the Assembly.