Jacksonville community to hold ‘Prayer and Peace’ vigil for Ukraine

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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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