Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bring a Flashlight

Thank you again for the outpouring of support. Just a reminder to wear white. Also, our permit for American Memorial Park does not allow us to use candles. Please bring a small flashlight.

We've asked a few different groups to sing and spiritual leaders of different faiths to speak.

If you would like to help in setting up or donate for this cause, please call Angelo Villagomez at 285-6462 or Jay Solly at 789-0029 or Ed Propst at 483-7361.

Thanks again.

Here is a message from Ed Propst:
Dear Friends,

Please join us tonight (Sunday, November 22) at 6PM at the American Memorial Park for a peace vigil. The shootings are a great tragedy and we need to come together as a community to promote peace and prayer. I hope you will join us. If you can, please wear white and bring candles and flashlights and umbrellas in case it rains. Your presence is needed.

There will be short inspirational speeches by our spiritual leaders of different faiths. There will be no political speeches, but we encourage all of our leaders to join us in denouncing violence and increasing peace in our small community and to to work together so that this may never happen again in our beloved islands.

If you would like to help in setting up or donate for this cause, please respond to this e-mail or call Angelo Villagomez at 285-6462 or Jay Solly at 789-0029 or Ed Propst at 483-7361.

We hope to see you tonight at 6PM. One hour of your time is all we are asking. Please bring your entire family. Please forward this to people on your e-mail list.

Best regards,
Ed
And a message from the organizers:
Saipan— A coalition of faith-based and community groups has organized an event to promote peace, in response to the violence from yesterday’s senseless tragedy affecting all peoples in the Marianas.

Members of the community are invited and urged to attend the “Saipan For Peace Candlelight Vigil” for the victims of the horrific shootings.

This event will be held this Sunday at 6PM at American Memorial Park. It is an ecumenical and multi-cultural event and all are welcomed and invited. This needed event is non-political and spiritual leaders of all religions have been invited to speak.

The healing begins as soon as possible for as many as possible. Join us to denounce this violence coming to our paradise. Evil has no border, but together, as a movement of “one voice, one people,” we can affirm that it is not welcome here.

Please join all of Saipan as we hold the victims, their families, and our community in thoughts and prayers.

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