In This Together Cambria, The Tribune-Democrat, and Flood City Church are partnering to offer an ecumenical Words of Comfort community prayer service to be streamed live over the Tribune-Democrat’s Facebook Page. The free event will take place from 7:00-8:00 pm on Wed., Dec. 23, and the video will be available on the Facebook Page afterward.
“Christmas is normally a time of joyful, in-person celebration with family and friends. But the 2020 holiday season looks very different because of the pandemic,” said Rachel Allen of In This Together Cambria. “So many people have lost someone they love to the virus, and we all have been personally impacted by not being able to gather and celebrate as we normally do.”
The service has been coordinated by In This Together Cambria, a new grassroots group established to combat the pandemic. Its website, www.inthistogethercambria.com, that presents local resources relating to the pandemic, opportunities for advocacy, local people’s stories, and more.
“We are grateful to have the support of The Tribune-Democrat, which has taken a leading role in informing the public about the virus, Flood City Church, and other church leaders in the community,” Allen said.
The service will include music and prayers of comfort and mourning from different religious traditions.
More information about accessing the service can be found in the Facebook event as it becomes available: https://www.facebook.com/events/198001081993337
You do not have to be a Facebook user to be able to view the livestream.
Participants in the service include:
- Rev. Reginald Floyd, St. James Missionary Baptist Church
- Pastor Johnny Bayush, Flood City Church
- Pastor Jane Byler, Stahl Mennonite Church
- Tulsi Shrivastava, In This Together Cambria
- Dr. Kelly Warshel, Windber Hospice at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center
- Rev. Brandon King, Christ Centered Community Church
- Rachel Allen, In This Together Cambria
Please visit the Facebook event to RSVP and get the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/198001081993337