Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for food, fellowship and new connections on December 3, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meet us at the Pinecraft Park Shelter in Sarasota, Florida.

RSVP by November 19 by calling (305) 249-3477 or emailing FloridaOffice@mcc.org.

Please bring a school kit or cash equivalent ($5.40) to the gathering to show your support for students around the world! 

MCC school kit contents (NEW items only) are...

  • 4 spiral or perforated-pages notebooks (8.5 in x 10.5 in and 70 sheets)
  • 8 new unsharpened pencils
  • 1 ruler (flat, good quality; must indicate 30 cm; inch markings optional)
  • 12 colored pencils (in packaging)
  • 1 large eraser
  • 2 new black or blue ballpoint pens
  • 1 small all-metal pencil sharpener, one or two holes. All-metal sharpeners can be found online at Amazon.com or Bazic.com or in the art supply section of retail stores like Staples. Plastic case pencil sharpeners are not accepted because these are poor quality and do not last as long. If you cannot find all-metal sharpeners please pack the kits without them and we will add the sharpeners. 

The first five (5) people to RSVP will receive a free gift from MCC!

About the speaker: Jes Stoltzfus Buller

 

mcc staff speaks at a podium in front of a stone wall Jes Stoltzfus Buller, Peace Education Coordinator for MCC U.S. MCC photo/Christy Kauffman

Jes Stoltzfus Buller works as Peace Education Coordinator for MCC U.S. She has domestic (U.S.) and international experience in facilitating and managing collaborative peacebuilding projects, developing curricula and training children, youth and young adults on topics of conflict transformation, nonviolent action and trauma healing. She graduated from Goshen College with two undergraduate degrees: sociology and the bible and religion and philosophy. In addition, she holds a Masters in Transformational Leadership from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. In her current work with MCC, Jes works with churches in the US to teach peace theology, facilitate trainings and create resources to address various aspects of peacebuilding. Jes loves to be active; she coaches high school volleyball, enjoys riding bikes, singing and playing music and playing with her family. She lives in Goshen, Indiana with her husband Willian and their two children, Belén (4) and Moses (2).