Along with hundreds of congregations and groups around the country, CFCU and its member congregations are gearing up for The National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence, December 6 – 17, 2017 with a wide range of events. These awareness activities mark the fifth anniversary of the Newtown massacre on December 14 and horrifying reality that 500,000 Americans have been killed or injured by guns since the Sandy Hook tragedy. #HonorWithAction to #EndGunViolence Nationwide Vigils & Events to #EndGunViolence
Please share what your congregational group plans to do so you can serve as a resource for another congregation by sending a brief description of your activity (plus date, time location and contact person) to Alana Smart And be sure to register your congregation at 2017 Registration: Nationwide Vigils & Events to #EndGunViolence on the 5-Year Mark of the Sandy Hook Tragedy. If you’re looking for ideas, take a peek at this listing of resources.
CFCU Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by First Universalist and First Plymouth – Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 4:15 pm to 5:30 at the intersection of Hampden and South Colorado Blvd. Parking available at both congregations. Open to all who wish to participate.
In partnership with CFCU, Colorado Ceasefire will be holding a vigil at the intersection of Colfax and Wadsworth from 4:30 pm – 5:30 on Dec. 13.
Contact Eileen McCarron
Dec. 5 – Sign making party for CFCU vigil, starting at 6:00 PM, Fellowship Hall of First Plymouth, 3501 South Colorado Blvd.
Dec. 8 – Summit Interfaith Council and Lord of the Mountains Task Force to Reduce Gun Violence will hold a candlelight vigil. Gather at 4:30 p.m.
At Frisco Historic Park
Contact Diane Luellen
Dec. 9 – B’nai Havurah will present an Everyone Is Touched by Gun Violence panel of congregational members sharing their personal experience with gun violence as part of the Dvar during Saturday morning services. 9:30 am – 11:30 followed by Kiddush at 6445 East Ohio Ave. in Denver. Guests are welcome
Contact Alana Smart and please RSVP if you plan to attend.
First Plymouth will include special remarks in the sermon during Sunday services.