In Memory of George Floyd and All the Lives Lost

In Memory of George Floyd and All the Lives Lost

In the wake of recent events, including the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the recent deaths of other African Americans, namely Ahmaud Arberry, Breonna Taylor, and Dreasjon (Sean) Reed, two events will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Nine Minutes of Silence with UniLu

Pastor Kathleen invites the UniLu community to join in nine minutes of virtual shared prayer and silence. Eight minutes and 46 seconds is the length of time the police office pinned Mr. Floyd down with his knee, as he pleaded “I can’t breathe.”

Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on us.

This suggestion comes from the Rev. James Hazelwood, Bishop of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Bishop Hazelwood asks us to, “Join with others in this silence via telephone, Zoom or other platforms. Nine minutes is a long time to hold silence. Breathe in the silence, remember your breaths and commit in that time to use your breath to speak out and act in justice for all.” Read Bishop Hazelwood’s full message.

Topic: 9 Minutes of Shared Silence in Memory of George Floyd

Time: Jun 1, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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City of Cambridge Vigil

The City of Cambridge will also be hosting a vigil this evening at 5pm. Access the vigil on Facebook Live. The vigil will include remarks by city officials and an invocation from Pastor Lorraine Thornhill and a benediction from Bishop Brian Greene, and end with a moment of silence to honor those lost and to renew our commitment to social justice, tolerance, and equality.

Even if you can not attend either event, please join us in a moment of prayer and solidarity this evening.