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Spread the Flame: A Candlelight Vigil for Lament & Solidarity

On this day of Pentecost, we are urged by the Holy Spirit to stand together as one in our rage and in our grief over the murder of George Floyd and the lack of justice for his family and all Black people. The Raging Spirit ignites within us the cry and fight for justice. At 8:30pm on Sunday, May 31st, just after sunset, you are invited to join us in a candlelight vigil. We will hold candles, lit for the Black lives taken and for the families and communities left behind still waiting for justice. We light candles for George Floyd, for Ahmaud Arbery, for Breonna Taylor, for Eric Garner, for Sandra Bland, for Trayvon Martin, for Philando Castile and for every Black life that is devalued, demeaned, and desecrated by the white supremacy thriving in our country.

There are several ways to join this demonstration of public lament and solidarity. Light a candle and make a sign including #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #RestanceIsHoly #SPSAFlame and:

· Line the sidewalks around St. Paul & St. Andrew (SPSA) in a socially-distanced demonstration.

· Line the sidewalk in front of your home, by yourself or with your neighbors

· Display them in your windows.

Take a picture of yourself, with your sign and/or candle and post it to this event page and your social media platforms.

Be sure and tag St. Paul & St. Andrew:
Instagram: @stpaulandstandrewnyc
Facebook: /stpaulandstandrewnyc

Invite others. Share the event. Spread the flame of justice.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #RestanceIsHoly #SPSAFlame

We, as a church community, are following the leadership of The Movement for Black Lives and will use this vigil to spiritually ground ourselves for the National Week of Action that will begin Monday. See M4BL national call below for inspiration and information.