The Council at the Center For Peace has created a number of committees to help facilitate the operation of the Center. Please take advantage of these opportunities to participate in the healthy growth of our Center.
Without your help, the committees will not function at the highest level possible. PLEASE look at the list below and find an area that interests you. Contact us by clicking on the “contact” links provided and tell us your ideas and which committee you wish to join.
If you see some way that you can use your unique skills to energize the Center, please let us know.
Giftshop Committee Workshop Committee Property Committee Youth Program Committee Communications Committee Ceremonial Mentoring Committee Supplies Committee
Purchasing trips authorized by the Council to the Gem and Lapidary Show in May and July and similar events.
Provide trained staff for appropriate events (dances, workshops, special events etc.)
Clean giftshop on a regular basis, especially before events.
Manage the display of items in the giftshop.
Loading and unloading items to be taken to remote sales sites eg. the Coptic Conference in April. Staffing the sales tables at these events.
- Special events
Organizing, publicizing, cleaning, staffing for events such as “Premier Shopping Days” in December.
If you would like to be a part of these activities on even an occasional basis, please contact us.
- Special Events
The Workshop Committee is tasked with finding workshops, seminars and special events; coordinating the event by presenting the proposed event to the Council, scheduling, press releases, coordinating with the provider, replying to registrants, coordinating meals if necessary, collecting donations as required, completing income/expense reports and reporting results to council. Event fees may be waived for the coordinator.
If you have ideas for workshops, seminars or special events or would like to assist in coordinating upcoming events, please contact us.
- Property maintenance
- Wood gathering/splitting
- Tree trimming
There is always something to do at the Center!
Whether we are getting ready for an event such as a Dance, or just trying to stay ahead of the never-ending maintenance, your help is always needed and welcomed. Whether it is critical work such as tree removal/trimming, plumbing emergencies, or emergency repair; or regular operations such as wood gathering and splitting, composting toilet maintenance, mowing, etc.; or facility maintenance such as cleaning the breezeway, installing anti-slip strips on ramps and steps etc; or facility upgrades – “Wouldn’t a solar shower in the meadow be nice?” — we need and want your help!
Please let us know if you have a willingness to work, any skills, specialize tools, vehicles etc. Are you possibly available for “Work is Worship“ Days? Let us know so we can contact you.
Youth Program Committee
- Native Nurturing
- Young People’s Dance
Do you like children? Have children? Were you ever a child?
Especially looking for assistance in spreading the word about the program and bringing new people. Do you have ideas? Please share them.
You are invited to take part in providing young people with the opportunity to learn through experience how Spirit moves in their lives. If you have a skill or craft, for instance making small leather medicine bags, or if you play an instrument and would like to share that with the young people, let us know.
- Web site
- Social media
- Natural Awakenings
If we build it — will they come? Only if they know about it.
For many years the Center has published a regular newsletter. The old paper newsletter was published and maiiled every other month until we went “paperless”. The email newsletter format allows us to publish a newsletter every month as well as “This Week at the Center”. Along with the effective addition of our monthly appearance in “Natural Awakenings” we continue to attract new people to many events.
Social media when properly used can reach a large interested base of people who have never been here or who come infrequently. It is a great way to connect with others and keep them informed of programs and activities that may interest them. If you have skill in social media, and are willing to commit to coordinating those efforts, please contact us. We have a Facebook group as well as a Facebook page. There is a photo gallery on the website that could use some loving attention.
We want to start an outreach to like minded people in middle and east Tennessee, western North Carolina and other appropriate areas. Coordination of these efforts will require a level of time and energy committment preferably from a small group of people.
Ceremonial Mentoring Committee
- Moon mothers
- Sun fathers
- Lodge pourers
- Dog soldiers
- Sweat lodge
- Property needs