Akron Community Vigil – Thursday, November 1st

Standing Together: Akron Community Vigil on Thursday, November 1st

The Akron Jewish community mourns the loss of many innocent people and those who were severely wounded at Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers, sisters, first responders and community members who were impacted by this horrific crime of hate. Together we stand with all of Pittsburgh and the victims in the face of this terrible violence. May the memories of those who lost their lives be for a blessing.

We invite the entire Akron community to join us for an interfaith community vigil “Standing Together” on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life located at 750 White Pond Drive in Akron. Community members of all faiths, backgrounds and neighborhoods are invited to join the gathering.

Clergy from Anshe Sfard Synagogue, Beth El Congregation and Temple Israel will lead the public in prayer. Interfaith community members and public officials have been invited as special guests.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Due to heightened security, no large bags or backpacks will be permitted. For more information, please call 330-867-7850 or visit www.jewishakron.org.

If you would like to contribute to a special fund for the victims of the tragedy in Pittsburgh, please visit: https://jewishpgh.org/our-victims-of-terror-fund/.

Living Bridges Parish Conversation on October 28

Living Bridges
Sunday, October 28
12:30-1:45 pm

Earlier this year, the Living Bridges Committee of the vestry, which includes Jennifer Boswell, Nancy Foye-Cox, Rita Livergood, Kevin Metz, Kathy Schaefer, Shirley Smith and Ebony Yeboah, met several times to learn, pray and discern our congregation’s call to mission with our community. During those meetings, we read articles and watched videos about missional growth around the Episcopal Church and beyond. We took our name from one of these videos, which tells the story of the Living Bridges in Meghalaya, India.

Based on our work, we believe that the people of Church of Our Saviour are being called out of the doors of our church to partner with our neighbors and community members, particularly in the areas of immigration, racism, LGBTQ issues and gun violence.

Join us on October 28 after church for lunch and a conversation to learn more about the work of the committee and to share your ideas about how we might form even closer partnerships with the people of West Hill and Akron in the service of God’s mission.