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Jean-Marie Peacock Will Speak on Post-Katrina Recovery Efforts in New Orleans, March 26 at Columbia


Decatur, GA.—Columbia Theological Seminary will host a Monday, March 26 event by the Reverend Jean-Marie Peacock on “Making Communities Whole: Continuing Post-Katrina Recovery Efforts in New Orleans.” The presentation will take place from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. in the Ellis Room of Richards Center on the seminary campus. An inexpensive lunch is available for purchase. There is no charge for the event itself. If you plan to attend, please contact Shannon Ball at Jean-Marie Peacock is the Associate Presbyter for Congregational Development and Disaster Recovery (pro tem) for the Presbytery of South Louisiana. She is former Vice-Moderator of the General Assembly PC(USA) and served as the Associate Pastor of Lakeview Presbyterian Church in New Orleans until October 2006, when she assumed disaster recovery duties in her presbytery. She and her husband’s home and the Lakeview Presbyterian church building were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Peacock will give updates on Presbyterian churches that still have recovery teams in the stricken area. She will also report on existing needs and ways to help for churches considering a trip to New Orleans. The Presbytery of South Louisiana Web site for recovery efforts has more information on the scope of assistance they are undertaking to help homeowners and churches who were victims of Katrina. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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