We are a church that is reformed and always reforming – and this includes matters of faith and public policy.
To facilitate dialog, education and awareness of issues, the Faith & Public Policy Mission Group provides links to resources exhibiting a wide range of viewpoints, some of which may be very different from viewpoints found in our congregation.
The reader is invited to explore the materials with discernment and prayerful reflection.

 The Faith and Public Policy Group would like to make us aware of:

January 23, 2018:  VICPP ADVOCACY DAY IN RICHMOND.  This year’s Virginia General Assembly has the potential for our elected officials to make a positive difference in the lives of all Virginians, particularly those who are most vulnerable and are struggling economically.

The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP), in which Lewinsville is a supporting member, is sponsoring its bi-annual, ‘Day for All People’ advocacy day this coming Tuesday, January 23, 8:30 — 3:30 in Richmond while the General Assembly(GA) is in session.

The VICPP ‘Day for All People’ is a great opportunity for aspiring policy advocates of any age to ‘learn the ropes’ in a morning workshop with dynamic speakers on effective advocacy and in the afternoon with visits to their Virginia GA delegates and representatives and staffs. For those more experienced advocates, January 23 is an opportunity to join with others to encourage Virginia General Assembly legislators to address a range of social, environmental and social justice issues affecting Virginians.

You can learn more about the VICPP focus policy issues for the 2018 Day for All People and register to attend at: www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org Or Contact Phil Church at pechurch@yahoo.com or Ray Martin at martinrs@aol.com for more details.

Registration is $25. Food is included. Car pools are forming. A free bus to/from Richmond has been chartered. For more transportation information or to reserve space on the bus contact: Stephanie Niedringhaus, coordinator — sniedringhaus@gmail.com.

January 24, 2018: The Link Between Pornography and Sex Trafficking7:00 pm at Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecraft Blvd. in Chantilly.  Speaker is Brent Breining of Lighthouse Fellowship Church.

January 25, 2018: NVHTTF Meeting, Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE in Vienna, VA.  Committee meetings 1:00-1:45 pm, General Meeting 2:00-3:00 pm.  This will be a special meeting with a survivor panel in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

January 31, 2018: Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis webinar, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center.

January 31, 2018: Testimony from a Mother of a Sex Trafficking Victim7:00 pm at Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecraft Blvd. in Chantilly.  Speaker is Susan Young.

March 3, 2018:  ADVOCACY TRAINING PROGRAM, 1:00-5:00 P.M. in the Chapel.  SPRING TRAINING IS COMING: NO, IT’S NOT BASEBALL!  On Saturday, March 3, PCUSA’s Office of Public Witness will host an advocacy training program in the Lewinsville Chapel for those interested in being active on social justice issues at the local, state and federal level.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Jack Calhoun or Cindy Speas.