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

Friday, December 13, 2013 • 4:16pm

PRESS ADVISORY

 

BECAUSE SNOW IS PREDICTED, VIGIL WILL BE HELD AT 

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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