Our festival celebrates God’s love in Rwanda!
The central African nation of Rwanda has a special place in our hearts at PEACE Lutheran Church. Celebrate with us in a festival of events that highlight Rwandan culture and examine the lessons we can all learn about hope, healing and reconciliation.
You can support the ministry of Jackson Musafiri by donating to his scholarship fund to attend seminary. CLICK HERE, then donate to the RWANDA FUND on our secure donation portal!
Sunday, May 20 – Celebrate Rwanda Festival
Asante African Bazaar, 10am-5pm – A market of beautiful, handmade African goods will be hosted by the Asante Network. 20% of the bazaar’s proceeds will benefit Peace’s Rwanda Fund, supporting Rwandan Pastor Jackson Musafiri in his seminary studies. The rest supports microloans to women & related projects in Africa. Admission is FREE! Our Bazaar is hosted by the Asante Network.
“Celebration of Hope in Rwanda,” 5-7pm – A feast of traditional African food! Pastor John Rutsindintwarane will tell the inspiring story of his return to Rwanda with refugees after the genocide in 1994, and their stories of hope for their country. He will also introduce Jackson Musafiri, a young Rwandan whom the church is sponsoring to attend seminary in Africa. Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for children 12 and younger, and may be purchased at the church office. Checks or exact cash only, please. Attendance will be limited to 100.
The church office is at 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Hours are 8:30am-12pm & 12:30-3:30pm Monday through Thursday. Or, send an email to us through our Contact Page.
Stories of Reconciliation
Sundays, April 29, May 6 & 13 – “Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda.” At 10am during our Adult Bible Study, in the Fellowship Hall. PEACE member Jim Line explores the lessons we can learn from Rwanda about Peace, Forgiveness and Reconciliation. Inspired by the book by Catherine Claire Larson, “As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda.”
“If forgiveness is possible after genocide, then perhaps there is hope for the comparably smaller rifts that plague our relationships, our communities, and our nation.” – Zondervan
Receive updates about Pastor John Rutsindintwarane, Pastor Jackson Musafiri and the Lutheran Church in Rwanda! Our Rwanda Connection Committee is in contact contact with these servants of Christ in Africa.
PEACE in Rwanda
PEACE Lutheran Church has a very personal relationship with Rwanda that goes back to 1995. It’s a friendship that planted the seeds of hope and healing a year after the gruesome genocide that tore the country apart.
Our Celebrate Rwanda Festival supports the studies of Jackson Musafiri, a Lutheran pastor who was a teacher and an evangelist for the Lutheran Church in Rwanda. He became an ordained pastor in December 2017. He now is in the process of entering a seminary near Rwanda to continue his training as a leader in his country.
DONATE HERE to support the studies of Jackson Musafiri, a Lutheran pastor in Rwanda!