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Alternative New Year’s Gathering Crooked River State Park, St. Marys Georgia

December 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - December 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am

This year we will be gathering Friday December 27th thru Sunday morning, December 29th, 2019. 


Preliminary Agenda:


Friday, December 27th

  • 3:00- 4:30 PM Leafleting at the Stimson Gate of the Base.  Do bring your Signs.  The gate is located at the end of Kings Bay Road at Spur 40;  Park at Sugar Mill Park on the left, just north of the Stimson Gate entrance.
  • 4:00 Check in at your Cottage
  • 6:00 -9:30 PM – Pot Luck Dinner. (Please bring your plates and silverware from your cabin.)  Dinner will be followed by a time for sharing who we are and what you’ve been doing during the year to make a more peaceful world.


Saturday. December 28th:  Feast of the Holy Innocents

  • 8:00 AM – Holy Innocents Prayer service. In memory of all the children whose lives are at risk due to nuclear weapons climate change, migration, child abuse, human trafficking, genocide, etc.
  • 9:00 AM Breakfast in own Cottages
  • 10:00 AM       Review of the hearing and trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 . 
  • 12:00 Lunch in own Cottages
  • 1:00 PM choice

          A. Follow-up plans for support of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 and monthly vigil at the base

          B. TBA

  • 3:00 PM Leafleting downtown in St. Mary’s or at the Base.  Or depending on the
    weather a peaceful walk in the park.
  • 6:00 PM Pot Luck Supper

Followed by our talented group of attendees with songs, poems, stories,

Please bring your instruments.


Sunday, December 29th

  • 7:30 AM A Time of Prayer
  • 9:00 AM Gathering  – After breakfast in your cabin, we will meet to review the
    weekend and discuss future plans.  Check out is at 11:00 AM


The following have reserved a cottage on-line for the Alternative New Year’s Gathering for Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28, 2019.

Nancy O’Byrne, PCFL – Cottage #9 (2 bedroom)

obyrnen@bellsouth.net, 904-422-3618

Haven Whiteside, FCPJ – Cottage #10 (2 bedroom)

hw931@aol.com, 813-833-0685

Anne Richter, PCFL – Cottage #11 (2 bedroom)

arichter581@gmail.com  , 727-692-9390

To reserve your own campsite or cabin, contact info for Crooked River State Park is:

Park 912-882-5256

Reservations 800-864-7275


6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
Camden County

Website: https://gastateparks.org/CrookedRiver/

For more information about the Alternative New Year’s Event, contact Nancy O’Byrne,  obyrnen@bellsouth.net, 904-422-3618


December 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
December 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am