Peacemaker Award 2020

Can you think of a better way to spend the extra evening we get in Leap Year?

OREPA is pleased to honor Gloria Mencer with the 2020 Peacemaker Award. Gloria was instrumental in the passage of an Overture by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, USA calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

You can join us for the celebration at Church of the Savior (UCC) on Weisgarber Road in Knoxville on Saturday, February 29. Doors open at 6:30; heavy hors d’oeuvres at 7:00; program at 7:45.

Suggested donation: $25 per adult; $5 students/children; $50 family. Please RSVP before Feb 21 to


Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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