Friday, June 9, 2017

Middletown Churches Remember Pulse LGBTQ Victims

Service at First Church, Middletown, 
Commemorates Pulse Club Loss,
Nurtures Bonds of Community &
Social Justice 

First Church in Middletown,
190 Court St, Middletown, CT
Monday, JUNE 12, 6 p.m.

Many in our community and local LGBTQ families will take time this month to remember those who lost their lives in the tragic hate-crime shootings at the PULSE Nightclub in Orlando, FL, a year ago. The event gripped the hearts of families and loved ones in the Queer-Trans-Black-Latinx community in Orlando and sent shock waves across the country.

Doing our part, First Church in Middletown and South Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, will host a
Commemorative Service on Monday, June 12, at 6 p.m., at First Church, to remember the lives of the 50 victims, as we set aside time to be together in prayer, song, and words of comfort. Both churches will toll bells at noon along with churches around the world.

Pastor Thea Racelis, who served as emergency chaplain, and Rev. Jack Davidson, also on site after the event, will share their experiences of the crisis. Rev. Julia Burkey of First Church will co-lead the service, nurturing bonds of commitment as we re-dedicate ourselves to sowing seeds of social acceptance and social justice

First Church in Middletown (UCC), 190 Court Street, Middletown, 860-346-6657.  (First Church Facebook)

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