On Sunday, September 25, 2016, we will remember the forgotten victims of America’s gun violence epidemic as part of The Concert Across America, a series of live music events of all sizes from coast to coast. Places of worship across the country will be singing for peace to raise the volume on the national effort to save lives from gun violence. The event begins at 3:30pm in Saint James Church and will then transition into our Parish Hall for the opportunity to walk our Labyrinth. Here at Saint James we wanted to combined our community hymn sing with the opportunity to walk the Labyrinth because we believe walking a labyrinth can help us find peace, address problems in our lives and community, and help to heal God's people and creation. You can learn more about our monthly Labyrinth ministry here.
Why This Matters
"Can music really make a difference? We believe it can. It is one of only two universal languages that can transcend barriers and boundaries. Music is central to how we offer worship, praise, teach scripture, and promote peace and love. Imagine the impact of hundreds of thousands of people across the nation raising their voices in song for one day, one purpose. As we TOGETHER raise our voices, we raise awareness among our congregations, our family and friends, about the importance of preventing gun violence. At the local and national level, together we send a powerful message, collectively raising awareness across the country.The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence isn’t just one big concert in one city. Through live online coverage of the national concert and through hundreds of concerts in villages, towns and cities across the country, we can reach millions of people on one day. All to raise awareness and save lives from completely preventable gun violence." (Taken from Faiths United Against Gun Violence)
Please join us on Sunday, September 25th to take a stand for peace. Find the event on Facebook.