August 13, 2014
There will be a candlelight service of prayer, healing and hope at the Eliot Unitarian Chapel, 100 S. Taylor Avenue, in Kirkwood at 7 pm on Thursday, August 14 in response to the shooting of Michael Brown.
Rev. Barbara Gadon, Lead Minister, will lead the service. She writes: “We cannot afford to think that what happened in Ferguson does not affect us in Kirkwood and our surrounding towns. We are holding this service to mourn the death of this young man, to pray for his family, and to count ourselves among his friends. We also come to pray for the police officer involved in the shooting. We come to mourn the deep racial segregation of St. Louis, the stark disparities of wealth and opportunity, and the longstanding tensions that have contributed to this great tragedy. We stand on the side of love and justice for all.”
Rev. Barbara H. Gadon
Eliot Unitarian Chapel
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