Sandy Hook interfaith service postponed in Stamford

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STAMFORD — The interfaith service to commemorate the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy has been postponed until Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the snowy weather.

The service had been scheduled to take place Saturday night at the Church of Christ the Healer, 20 Brookdale Road.

Sunday’s service sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut will feature readings, prayers and music from soloists and area choirs.

Victims and survivors of violence will speak, and elected officials expected to attend include Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Jim Himes.

Area clergy will offer healing prayer and lead parts of the worship service. People of all faiths, and none, are invited to attend, and find a warm welcome and space to participate as much or as little as they wish. Through music and prayer we will move through lament and healing to hope, from darkness to proclaiming the light we bring. A reception follows. Admission is free – please register at www.interfaithcouncil.org for planning purposes.

Christ the Healer offers an annual “Longest Night” service for those who encounter sadness or loss during the holidays. “This year, it made sense to mark losses due to violence, on the anniversary of that devastating loss in Sandy Hook last year,” says the church’s pastor , the Rev. Kate Heichler, who also serves as Executive Director of the Interfaith Council.

Christ the Healer is located at 20 Brookdale Road, corner of High Ridge Road,  in Stamford, 1.5 miles north of Exit 35 of the Merritt Parkway. For more information, call the church office at 322-6991 or check the website, www.christthehealerstamford.org.

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Jonathan Lucas

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