A list of vigils in the wider NEYM/interfaith community:
Tuesday June 14: (Orlando Quakers invite Friends across the country to have silent worship at a common time tomorrow night, 7:00pm on Tuesday, June 14th 2016, whether in your homes or in your meetinghouses.)
Called Meeting for Worship 7 -8 pm, Beacon Hill Friends Meeting
Called Meeting for Worship 7-8 pm, New Haven CT Meeting – Gathering to hold in the Light the Orlando Monthly Meeting and all of those so affected by the killings on Sunday. Open to everyone for silent worship.
From Maggie Edmondson, Winthrop Center Friends Church (Maine): Tuesday evening June 14 at 7:00 p.m. Capital Area Multifaith Association sponsoring an evening vigil in memory of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando at Market Square Park, intersection of Winthrop and Water Streets. We will light candles in memory of those who died, offer prayers from various faith traditions, and observe a moment of silence. All are welcome to attend.
Concord NH: Wellesley United Methodist Church: 7 – 8:30 pm ALL ARE WELCOME to join our community-wide vigil to pray and mourn those lives lost in Orlando early Sunday morning in another senseless act of violence. Our compassion extends to all who are suffering, especially to those of us who are Muslim and to those of us who are LGBT. All are welcomed, regardless of views about religion. This is a chance to share and grow our love throughout our community.
Portsmouth, NH: Vigil Tuesday 8:00 at South Church
Dear South Church and Seacoast community,
We are troubled by the news from Orlando Sunday morning–sad beyond words at the scope of the devastation, concerned for the welfare of those we love, and the LGBT community, and our nation as a whole. On Tuesday night at 8:00, we will gather for a time of reflection and remembrance, followed by a candlelight walk and vigil. In times like these, it matters that we come together to find healing and peace, that we honor the dead and comfort the living.
It matters that we create safe sacred spaces in which to share our truths and listen.
Wednesday June 15:
Jamaica Plain, MA: (Sponsored by Mass Council of Churches) 38 Walk Hill St 7 -8 pm
1 Year After Charleston
1 Week After The Burke
3 Days After Orlando
An Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Healing, Hope, &Unity
Join Bethel AME Church, Union United Methodist Church, Massachusetts Council of Churches, & the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center for a time fo prayer, reflection and remembrance for those acts of violence in Charleston, Boston, & Orlando.
Newburyport, MA: Mayor Donna Holaday and the Interfaith Council are hosting a Community Vigil in response to the Orlando, Florida, shooting that took the lives of 49 people. It will be held in Market Square on Wednesday, June 15th at 7 pm. Participants are asked to bring a candle and feel free to wear colors of the rainbow.
Worcester City Hall: People of Good Will, of All Religions and No Religion,
There will be an
Inter-Religious Prayer Vigil
in front of Worcester City Hall
We will simply grieve, support each other, pray for the dead and the suffering, and pray for peace. This will be an open, multi-religious space, and prayers will be prayed from various traditions, not on behalf of all present, but side-by-side as members of different traditions. Those gathered can join as they are willing and able.
Friday June 17:
Manchester NH: Please join us in a show of support of those touched by the tragedy in Orlando, FL Saturday night. A vigil will be held Friday, June 17, 2016 from 9:00pm-9:30pm at Victory Park.
Statements from religious groups and churches: