Fort Wayne Church to host prayer vigil for Ukraine
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A prayer vigil to show support for the people of Ukraine is being held at the First Presbyterian Church.
On Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m., the Fort Wayne community is invited to a vigil of prayer, music, and poetry in the courtyard of First Presbyterian Church to show support for the people of Ukraine. The church is located at the corner of West Wayne and Webster Street in downtown Fort Wayne.
Reverend Carrie Winebrenner, resident pastor of First Presbyterian, felt called to coordinate the vigil as a way to focus her feelings. “I mourn for Ukraine. It is heartbreaking to hear the stories of those on the ground, in bomb shelters, huddled in metro stations. We as religious leaders, in as holders of faith, as human beings, we also have a duty to unite to unite,” Winebrenner said.
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Other faith groups in the greater Fort Wayne area such as Trinity English Lutheran Church, Plymouth Congregational Church, Faith United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne, Amistad Cristiana Center and other faith communities will be present at the vigil.
All members of the Fort Wayne community are invited to participate, regardless of religious tradition or creed status. Winebrenner added: ‘This is not a church service. It is not a Christian service. This is a time for the community to stand with our beautiful and beloved brothers and sisters in Ukraine.