Do you want to help create peace in our world?

Of course you do, so please mark your calendars to participate in
The 30th Annual Observance of the
International Hour For Peace
Thursday, December 31st, 2015, 4:45 to 6:15 A.M.
(That's Noon Greenwich Mean Time and for us, really, really early Thursday morning!)


Join area residents and millions of people all over the planet to create Inner Peace and World Peace for 2016!


Celebrate the 60th anniversary of “The Peace Song” and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.


All peacemakers and all paths to peace, sacred and secular, are welcome and honored!



Fort Collins Main Event
Unity Church of Fort Collins
1401 West Vine Drive
(First stoplight West of Shields, South Side of Vine)
970-482-1620, office@unityfc.org
www.unityfc.org


Loveland Event
Namaqua Unitarian Universalist Church
745 East 5th Street, Loveland
(NW Corner of 5th & Pierce, 1 block North of Chilson Center)
970-685-0427
www.namaquauu.org


Other Northern Colorado Events
In your home or community!


Community events include the John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation,
along with music, prayers, speakers, and information from
a wide variety of local faith, humanitarian, and peace groups.



Also known as World Healing Day and World Peace Day, the Hour For Peace is a global effort launched in 1986 by John Randolph Price and the Quartus Foundation to offer people all over the world an opportunity to gather together for peace, love, understanding, and forgiveness through a simultaneous global mind–link at noon Greenwich Mean Time on December 31st of each year. Based on the Quantum Physics principle that thought can direct energy and thus create reality, the event is designed to synchronistically join millions of minds around the world in prayer, meditation, music, art, dance, poetry, readings, dialogue, and other ways to focus on and manifest lasting peace on Earth.


In Northern Colorado, our goal is for people to not only gather to pray for and focus on World Peace and Inner Peace during that sacred hour, but also to connect with other peacemakers and get ideas and resources to create and practice peace all year long.


Peace Begins With “We”


Original Painting by Carol Skylark


2015 EVENTS:


Along with honoring 30 consecutive years of creating peace, 2015 programs will focus on uniting us to heal the wounds inflicted on our world this year, especially the terrorist attacks in Beirut, Iraq, Syria, Paris, and San Bernardino. The “main event” at Unity Church of Fort Collins will feature a presentation on the refugee crisis by our Northern Colorado chapter of the United Nations Association, Buddhist readings from the Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center, and peace poetry by the facilitator of our Northern Colorado chapter of Veterans For Peace.



The Loveland program will feature a Quaker reading, an Eckankar HU Meditation, a presentation by our Northern Colorado chapter of the United Nations Association, and a preview of the Loveland Martin Luther King Day Celebration January 18th, 2016. The Loveland MLK Committee has been instrumental in bringing the Hour For Peace to Loveland.


Both programs will include prayers, music, speakers, and information from many local humanitarian organizations and spiritual communities. Multi–faith altars will include symbols of many different faiths including Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hindu, Sufism, Native American Spirituality, Religious Science, Catholicism, Bahá'i, Eckankar, Krishna Consciousness, Unity, Unitarian Universalist, and some that are difficult to label.


Both events will have coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate available, handicap accessibility, plus a special area for parents with babies and/or young children. The information tables will have flyers, pamphlets, etc. about local peace, faith, and humanitarian organizations, events and activities so you can connect with other peacemakers and peace organizations to practice peace all year long!



And that’s not all …


Our paradigm enables us to have numerous observations of the International Hour For Peace all over the area and share the non–profit covering, website, theme, logo, artwork, posters, publicity, or whatever resources the individual community needs. Whether it’s a large formal program, a simple quiet meditation, or just “two or more gathered” in someone’s home, together we’ll heal the traumas from 2015, as well as create peace for 2016.


If you're interested in participating in this year's Hour For Peace in any way … by hosting or helping with an event in your home, church or community, please contact the coordinator Victoria Gardner, 970-663-9001, cell 970-227-1539, Hour4Peace@att.net. No contribution is too great or too small!


2015 PROGRAM TRIBUTES:


In addition to prayer, meditation, music, and speakers designed to unite us, the Unity program will include tributes to fellow Peacemakers Michael Riversong and Jack Manno who transitioned to Eternal Peace this year on June 20th and October 28th respectively.


Michael shared his amazing gift of music at the Hour For Peace from 2007 until 2013. A member of the Fort Collins Mennonite Church, he was also the Hour For Peace webmaster and on our planning team from 2009 to 2014. For Michael’s obituary and other information, and to order his CDs, DVDs & books, visit www.balsigermedia.com/michaelriversong.html. You can also see photos and tributes on his Facebook Page.


Jack and his Jazzology Trio provided beautiful music for the Fort Collins Hour For Peace in 2013 and 2014, and at our FUNdraiser August 8th 2015. He was also a valuable member of our planning team the past three years, and one of the founders of our local chapter of Veterans For Peace. See more about Jack and his band at www.facebook.com/The-Jazzology-Trio.


“UBER” DRIVERS NEEDED:


We need volunteers with four wheel drive vehicles to pick up folks. One of the challenges of attending the Hour For Peace is starting a cold car at 3:30 a.m. and driving on snow-packed/icy roads, and many people don’t have the proper vehicle or the health to do so.  However, they would attend if someone picked them up.   So please consider being an “Hour For Peace Uber Driver” on December 31st and volunteer to pick up folks in your area. We also need someone to connect people who need rides with drivers. Contact Hour4Peace@att.net. if you can help.


2015 THEME and THEME SONG:


2015 is not only the 30th International Hour For Peace, it’s the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, and also the 60th anniversary of “The Peace Song,” aka “Let Peace Begin With Me,” the 1955 song written by Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller. It’s our theme song, and evolved into our theme Peace Begins With “We”.


1955: Let Peace Begin With Me

2015: Peace Begins With “We”.


“The Peace Song”

By Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller, 1955

Original Version

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father, brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now.
With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow:
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.


One of several versions sung at the Hour For Peace many times in the past 30 years.

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that is meant to be.
With Love as our Power, Family all are we.
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.
As peace begins with me, let this be the moment now.
With every step I take, let this be my joyous vow:
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.


2015 “We Version”

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with “We”.
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that is meant to be.
With Love as our Power, united all are we.
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.
Yes, Peace Begins With “We”, and this is the moment now.
With every step we take, let this be our joyous vow:
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with “We”.
Yes, there is peace on earth and Peace Begins With “We”.



Our program will include many “we messages” to help unite us in our work for world peace.


We The People – United We Stand – We Shall Overcome – We Are the World
We’re in this world together. – We’d like to teach the world to sing.
It’s all about “we”. – We can work it out. – We Can Do It!
Yes We Can! – Yes We Will!




CREATE WORLD PEACE AND INNER PEACE ALL YEAR LONG:


Participation in the December 31st International Hour for Peace is a way for area residents to join millions of people all over our planet at Noon Greenwich Mean Time for prayer, meditation, music, readings, dialogue, etc. focusing on world peace and inner peace for the coming year. When many minds join together with the intention of creating peace in the hearts of all people on earth, world peace happens! As Margaret Mead stated, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”


A correspondent from Italy wrote, “This is our ‘Super Bowl,’ and we plan for the December 31st event just as families and friends in your country anticipate coming together in their homes to watch that media event in January. The victory we see, however, is not one–sided. The prize is peace for all people.”


Most Northern Colorado events will have coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate available, handicap accessibility, plus special areas for parents with babies and/or young children. The information tables will have flyers, pamphlets, etc. about local peace, faith, and humanitarian organizations, events and activities. Our goal is for people to not only gather to pray for and focus on World Peace and Inner Peace during that sacred hour, but also to connect with other peacemakers and peace organizations … to come away with ideas and resources to create and practice peace all year long!


Individually, we are each one drop.  Together, we are an ocean!



ENJOY BREAKFAST AFTERWARDS:


Sponsoring restaurants will be open to serve breakfast to Hour For Peace participants.


• The Rainbow, 212 W. Laurel, 970-221-2664, open 6:30 a.m.; www.RainbowRestaurantAndCatering.com
• FoCo Café, 225 Maple Street, 309-368-1659, open 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.; http://fococafe.org/
• Mugs Coffee Lounge, 261 South College Ave, 970-472-6847, open 6:00 a.m.; www.mugscoffeelounge.com
• Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason, 493-5555, open 7:00 a.m.; www.avogadros.com


“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Blessed Mother Teresa


2015 SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS:


The Northern Colorado observances of the 2015 International Hour For Peace are sponsored and supported by a wide variety of community organizations, both sacred and secular. Corporate/business sponsorship is $200 and completely tax deductible, 501C3 #84-1152107. For nonprofits, sponsorship involves donating $100 or more in money, goods, services, or any combination thereof. To be a supporter … all peaceful and loving contributions are appreciated!


Please make checks to “Hour For Peace,” 501C3 #84-1152107, and send to Hour For Peace, 2731 Lynn Court, #1, Loveland, Colorado 80537. For more details about sponsorship, please download the Sponsor Letter … Sponsor Letter


Participating individuals and organizations include:




“There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions.
There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.”

~ Hans Küng



FOR MORE INFORMATION AND OTHER PEACE ACTIVITIES:


International Hour For Peace Global Website — www.Quartus.org/WorldHealingDay

John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation — www.quartus.org/world-healing-day/world-healing-meditation


Locations of events all over the world — www.quartus.org/world-healing-day/locations


History of the Hour For Peace — www.hourforpeace.org/history.html


Ways To Practice Peace — www.hourforpeace.org/ways.html


Prayers For Peace From Many Faiths — www.hourforpeace.org/prayers.html


Peace in Many Languages — www.hourforpeace.org/languages.html


On Facebook: www.facebook.com/InternationalHourForPeaceFortCollins


Meetup Group: www.meetup.com/Peacemakers–of–Northern–Colorado. Peacemakers of Northern Colorado is for people who seek to practice and create peace in their own lives and in the world. We support events throughout the year that promote peace, interfaith cooperation, and intercultural understanding, often collaborating with other peace, faith and humanitarian organizations. Our focal event is the December 31st International Hour For Peace observed all over the planet at noon Greenwich time, which is 5:00 a.m. Mountain Time.

 

If you feel inspired to participate in any of our Northern Colorado events in any way, please contact the regional coordinator, Dr. Victoria Gardner at Hour4peace@att.net, 970-663-9001. No contributions are too great or too small!


Peace Begins With “We”



MEDIA AND PUBLICITY:


DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE FLYER FOR NORTHERN COLORADO EVENTS … 2015 Northern Colorado Flyer
DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE FLYER FOR FORT COLLINS EVENT … 2015 Fort Collins Flyer
DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE FLYER FOR LOVELAND EVENT … 2015 Loveland Flyer
Please print, forward, and/or distribute as you are able!


Announcement for Bulletins, Newsletters or Radio Spots — Northern Colorado


Mark your calendars for the 30th Annual International Hour For Peace, Thursday, December 31st, 4:45—6:15 a.m. Join area residents and millions of people all over the world at Noon Greenwich Mean Time to focus on world peace and inner peace for 2016. All peacemakers and all paths to peace, both sacred and secular, are honored and welcome!


The Fort Collins event is at Unity Church of Fort Collins, 1401 West Vine Drive, and the Loveland event at Namaqua Unitarian Universalist Church, 745 East 5th Street, Loveland.


2015 is also the 60th anniversary of “The Peace Song” which, in addition to being our theme song, evolved into our theme Peace Begins With “We”. Programs will include “We Messages” to unite us, the John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation, and music, prayers, speakers, information, and resources from a variety of local faith, peace and humanitarian groups.


For more information or to volunteer to help, contact the area coordinator Dr. Vickie, (970) 227-1539, Hour4Peace@att.net, or visit www.hourforpeace.org.


Announcement for Bulletins, Newsletters or One Minute Radio Spots — Fort Collins


Mark your calendars for the 30th Annual Fort Collins Observance of the International Hour For Peace, Thursday, December 31st, 4:45—6:15 a.m., at Unity Church, 1401 West Vine Drive. Join area residents and millions of people all over the world at Noon Greenwich Mean Time to focus on world peace and inner peace for 2016. All peacemakers and all paths to peace, both sacred and secular, are honored and welcome!


2015 is also the 60th anniversary of “The Peace Song” which, in addition to being our theme song, evolved into our theme Peace Begins With “We”. The program will include “We Messages” to unite us, the John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation, and music, prayers, speakers, information and resources from a variety of local faith, peace and humanitarian groups.


For more information or to volunteer to help, contact the area coordinator Dr. Vickie, (970) 227-1539, Hour4Peace@att.net, or visit www.hourforpeace.org.


Announcement for Bulletins, Newsletters or One Minute Radio Spots — Loveland


Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Loveland Observance of the International Hour For Peace, Thursday, December 31st, 4:45—6:15 a.m., at Namaqua Unitarian Universalist Church, 745 East 5th Street. Join area residents and millions of people all over the world at Noon Greenwich Mean Time to focus on world peace and inner peace for 2016. All peacemakers and all paths to peace, both sacred and secular, are honored and welcome!


2015 is also the 60th anniversary of “The Peace Song” which, in addition to being our theme song, evolved into our theme Peace Begins With “We”. The program will include “We Messages” to unite us, the John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation, and music, prayers, speakers, information and resources from a variety of local faith, peace and humanitarian groups.


For more information or to volunteer to help, contact the area coordinator Dr. Vickie, (970) 227-1539, Hour4Peace@att.net, or visit www.hourforpeace.org.


30 Second Public Service Announcement — Northern Colorado


30th Annual International Hour For Peace, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, 4:45—6:15 a.m. 2015 is also the 60th anniversary of “The Peace Song” which evolved into our theme Peace Begins With “We”. Join people all over the world at Noon Greenwich Time for meditation, prayer, music, speakers, and resources focusing on world peace and inner peace for 2016. For more info, contact Dr. Vickie, Hour4Peace@att.net (970) 227-1539, or visit www.hourforpeace.org.