Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Vigils for Orlando victims planned for both Chestertown and Easton on Thursday June 16

Kent County and area residents are invited to a vigil for the victims of the Orlando massacre.

On Thursday June 16th at 7:30 pm area residents are invited to gather at Wilmer Park near the Chester River in Chestertown. In case of the predicted rain, we will move into the Lelia Hynson Pavilion, adjacent to Wilmer Park. Our hour will begin with brief remarks followed by a reading of the names of lives lost in Orlando.  Our local PFLAG Chapter thanks the volunteers from several partner organizations who are assisting as we create this vigil. We are proud to support all of our citizens and organizations and hope you will share your support by joining us on Thursday evening. 

Also on Thursday in Easton, MD another vigil is planned.
In response to the heinous murders in Orlando this weekend, the Talbot Association of Clergy, under the leadership of chairman Rev. Sue Browning, will sponsor a community vigil of solidarity on Thursday, June 16, 6:30 PM in Idlewild Park. The event will at the Peace Pole located in the park.
Participants may RSVP at the Temple B’nai Israel office at 410-822-0553. In case of rain, we will conduct the vigil in the sanctuary of the temple at 101 West Earle Ave. 

Linda Dutton for the PFLAG Chestertown Chapter.  

Sunday, June 12, 2016

A time of shock and for mourning among all communities

There are no words to describe the feelings and complexities we share today as we learn of the horrific events targeting our dear families and friends.  We must dig deep into our hearts to send out as much strength as possible to those most impacted and then again gather our pride and energy for the important work that continues to be needed in EVERY corner of our great country.  Change only happens one person at a time. Whether it is a conversation about weapons, love or hate in general or specifically, we must come together in real conversation and intention to begin to address the extremes.

When we are able to put together a sensible plan for sharing with one another, we will announce this on the bcc list and here. Until then, please simply hug those you love and care for and send your best spiritual strengths out to the rest of our dear world.

While I personally don't participate in FB,  I will ask our volunteers who manage that page to share this message there as well.

LD for PFLAG Chestertown