WESTFIELD, NJ – As communities around the globe continue to endure this time of uncertainty and relative discomfort, Westfield Houses of Worship are coming together — virtually — for a Community Interfaith “Power of Prayer” Service.

On Monday, March 30, at 3:30 p.m., the entire community is invited to come together as one united people with one purpose and humbly kneel before God in prayer. So many are in need of our prayers for health, safety and well-being—our families and friends, our government and corporate leaders, first responders, healthcare workers, supermarket employees, logistics/shipping personnel, pharmacists, professional cleaners/sanitation workers and other essential workers who help us collectively reduce the negative effects and stress associated with the coronavirus, COVID-19.

This live worship service will be hosted collectively by local religious leaders who care so much about you and your loved ones, our entire Westfield community and beyond during these trying times.

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Our hope is that if we all pray together—at very same time—we will not only be comforted by divine presence, but also demonstrate the unique power of love and compassion over fear and anxiety.

All are welcome to unite in prayer on Monday, March 30, at 3:30 p.m. and pray for 30 minutes together. No matter your religion, please consider praying together as one, and please spread the word. Login from anywhere in your social distancing area — home, office, car or park. Click or enter the Zoom session link below to participate. If you can’t join the Zoom event, please pray along with us at the same time “off-line” knowing that you are not alone.

Zoom Connection Information:

Participants will need to register in advance for the Interfaith Prayer Service: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QsSXz4O2TKesCfoOlQbM6g

A confirmation email will then be sent containing information about joining the event on March 30.

#PowerofPrayer, #PowerofOne

For more information, please contact the following worship leaders in our community:

The Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity
Father Anthony Randazzo
(908) 232-8137

First Baptist Church of Westfield
Rev. Mayra Castaneda
(908) 233-2278 

First Congregational Church of Westfield
Rev. Joy Mounts
(908) 233-2494

First United Methodist Church
Rev. William M. Williams, III

The Presbyterian Church in Westfield
Rev. Jeremy Jinkins
(908) 233-0301

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
Duncan Johnston
(908) 232-8506

Temple Emanu-El
Rabbi Ethan Prosnit
Cantor Michelle Rubel
(908) 232-6770