JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – Members of the Jacksonville community gather Monday to hold a “Prayer and Peace” vigil.
The vigil “to condemn Russia’s brutal aggression and to support our Ukrainian neighbors” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Henry J. Klutho Park.
Reverend Anatoly Kadaev, pastor of the First Ukrainian Russian Baptist Church in Jacksonville, will speak.
Reverend Kadaev has served as a pastor in Kyiv, Ukraine, and is in direct contact with church members, friends and family currently in the crosshairs.
“This is an interfaith gathering to show community support, but attendees do not need to be religious to attend,” a statement read. “All are welcome as a sign of support! »
What: Vigil of prayer and peace for Ukraine
Or: Henry J. Klutho Park, 204 West 3rd Street, Jacksonville FL, 32206
When: Monday, March 14, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
Reverend Anatoly Kadaev, First Ukrainian Russian Baptist Church of Jacksonville
Rev. Deacon Dianne L. Larson, Immanuel Anglican Church
Rabbi Maya Glasser, Congregation Ahavath Chesed
Reverend Dr. Russell Meyer, Executive Director of the Florida Council of Churches
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Finance, University North Florida
Rev. Reginald Gundy, Pastor Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist, Florida President African American Ministers in Action
Donations of personal hygiene items will be collected and provided to the First Ukrainian Russian Baptist Church in Jacksonville for distribution to refugees.
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