Interfaith Service of Hope and Healing

faba86feadde88a0615c5dec6442008a“It has been said, and rightly so, that the only heart big enough to be useful to God is one that is broken open. Our hearts are broken in sorrow and grief after the massacre in Orlando. On Thursday night at Rock Spring we will gather at 6:30 p.m. and entrust ourselves to God’s love, mercy and forgiveness so that our enlarged hearts can be put to use by God in healing and affirming that love is stronger than hate, light continues to shine in the darkness, and that we will always reach out hands of love to our neighbor.” – Reverend Andrew Merrow

Summary:  In response to the Orlando mass shootings, Rock Spring will host an Interfaith Service of Hope and Healing in our sanctuary this Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.  Faith leaders from different communities and different faith traditions will be participating in the service.  Join us as we mourn those whose lives were lost. Join us as we stand together against gun violence. Join us to create a tangible sign of our solidarity with the LGBTQ community and all people of faith.  Join us as we bear witness through song and prayer that every human being is beloved, and that love is love.  Following the Service of Hope and Healing, there will be an Interfaith Community Iftar in Carpenter Hall.  An Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan. All are invited to attend one or both events.

Date: Thursday, June 16th 6:30 p.m.

Location:  Rock Spring Congregational UCC 5010 Little Falls Rd. Arlington, VA 22207