This article has been updated to correct the date–the event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7
The Wilton Clergy Association is holding an Interfaith Prayer and Solidarity Service this evening, Tuesday, Feb. 7, extending an invitation to the wider Wilton community to come together to pray.
According to organizer Rev. Shannon White of the Wilton Presbyterian Church, the service is not political.
“We realize there are people who feel very differently in this time, and so we come together to draw upon our faith
traditions, as diverse as they are, and to pray. There will be prayers, both spoken and sung, time for silent reflection and some music,” she says.
The Wilton Clergy Association met to plan the service on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Leaders from over 10 local congregations will be participating in this important time of prayer and reflection.
“We will all draw upon our own traditions and stand together in love, hope and peace,” White says.
Participating clergy include:
Dr. Kareem Adeeb of the American Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies
Swami Balgopal of the Hindu Mandir of Wilton
Rabbi Rachel Bearman of Temple B’nai Chaim
Rev. Dr. Marion Aldridge of Wilton Baptist Church
Rev. Alon White of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Peggy Fabrizio of Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church
Louise Herot of First Church Christ Scientist
Rev. Dr. Anne Coffman of Wilton Congregational Church
Rev. Shannon White of Wilton Presbyterian Church
A representative of the School Sisters of Notre Dame will be participating as well.
The service will be held from 7-8 p.m. at Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Rd. (WEPCO Complex). Those who wish to attend are advised to arrive early, as there are other activities on campus that evening.
All are welcome.