Dec. 14 Interfaith Candlelight Vigil Moved Indoors to Central Presbyterian Church

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CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 

70 MAPLE STREET (between BROAD and MORRIS) SUMMIT

 

SUMMIT INTERFAITH CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TO REMEMBER 26 VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE ON 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF NEWTOWN SHOOTINGS

 

When4-5 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013

 

WhereCentral Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St., Summit

 

What: Local interfaith clergy, Union County’s sheriff, the mother of a child killed on a local playground & others reflect briefly on the toll of gun violence. Music by a children’s choir. Vigil ends with a group candle-lighting, remembering all killed by gun violence. 

 

Who: Speakers include Rev. Vanessa Southern, senior minister of The Unitarian Church in Summit; Ralph Froehlich, Union County Sheriff; and Samuel Arnold, president of the Garden State Funeral Directors Association. Music by children’s choir of Summit’s St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church and others.

 

Vigil Sponsors: Summit Interfaith Council; NJ Million Mom March Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; NJ Residents for Action Against Gun Violence; and Friends Against Violence Everywhere (FAVE).

 

History: The anniversary vigil remembers the 20 first-graders and 6 educators shot to death on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter also killed his mother and himself.

 

Speak to an organizer:  Email to preventgunviolence2013@gmail.com

  

Speak to a minister: Rev . Vanessa Southern, (908) 273-3245 or write vrsouthern@aol.com

 

For further questions on the event: Call Jean Crichton (publicity) at (908) 273-2899 or jeancrichton@gmail.com

 

Free parking available at the parking deck on the corner of Broad Street and Summit Avenue.

 

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