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West Hartford and Hartford Interfaith Service Will Mark First Anniversary of Pandemic

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An interfaith service planned for Sunday, March 14 to mark first anniversary of the pandemic will include leaders and elected officials from Hartford and West Hartford.


Faith organizations and elected officials in Hartford and West Hartford are coming together virtually on March 14 at 4 p.m. to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.

“We join together for this 45-minute service with area faith organizations and elected officials to reflect, pray and look forward in hope as we commemorate the one-year anniversary of the pandemic,” said Rabbi Michael Pincus of Congregation Beth Israel. He is coordinating the service.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor will kick off the service.

As of this writing, participating leaders from organizations in Hartford include Rev. Erica Thompson from Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Rev. Erica Avena from First Church of Christ Congregational, Aida Mansoor from the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut and the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, and Rev. Trevor Beauford from Urban Hope Refuge Church.

West Hartford-based participants include Rabbi Yitzchok Adler from Beth David Synagogue, Rabbi Jim Rosen from Beth El Synagogue, Rabbi Michael Pincus from Congregation Beth Israel, Rabbi David Small from Emanuel Synagogue, Rev. Stacy Emerson from First Baptist Church of West Hartford, Rev. Mark Diters from Flagg Road United Church, and Father Michael Dolan of Northwest Catholic High School

The 45-minute service will be held via Zoom and include music, prayer, and a candle lighting. Pre-registration is required to attend.

For more information or to find details on how to watch the service via Zoom, go to www.cbict.org/calendar.

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