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  • Interfaith Clergy Association Announces Special Gathering, Other Offerings For Second Anniversary Of 12/14

    Newtown’s Interfaith Clergy Association has announced plans for an Interfaith Gathering for Prayer and Comfort to take place on Sunday, December 14, the second anniversary of 12/14.

    “As faith leaders, we come from a variety of religious communities that are diverse in faith and practice. However, we want you to know that we are united in our commitment to offer care and compassion to all of Newtown,” members of the association said via e-mail December 8.

  • Nickel Mines Amish Group Quietly Visits Newtown

    Nearly three dozen residents from the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Penn., were in Newtown last Friday. The group spent about nine hours in town, offering support from an unfortunate point of view. These were people who were also affected by an act of violence that took the lives of five children while they were at school. The incident has forever put the name Nickel Mines into a category that Sandy Hook joined 13 months ago, that of communities rocked by gun violence.

  • Praying For Newtown, Sunday

    Sponsored by Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association to support the healing of the entire community, the next monthly interfaith gathering for prayer is scheduled for Sunday, October 6.

    This month’s gathering will take place at St John’s Episcopal Church, 5 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook. The theme this weekend will be prayers for the harvest and for those who hunger. The event will begin at 4 pm.

    Attendees are asked to consider bringing a non-perishable food items for FAITH Food Pantry.

  • Praying For Newtown, An Interfaith Gathering

    Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will present the next interfaith gathering for prayer on Sunday, August 4, beginning at 4 pm.

    An ongoing monthly series launched in the weeks following 12/14, this month’s gathering will follow the theme “Prayers for Rest and Renewal.” Gatherings are on the first Sunday of each month and rotate between various locations.

  • Two Interfaith Gatherings In June

    The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association is planning two gatherings in June.

    The first will be on Sunday, June 2, beginning at 4 pm. This will be the next in the monthly interfaith services that have been held on the first Sunday of each month at various locations since April.

    This month’s gathering will be hosted by Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road. The theme will be “Finding Our Way in Times of Transition.”

  • ‘Tragedy, Trials & Tribulations: The Grace in Calamities,’ Sunday

    The Al Hedaya Islamic Center in Newtown will host its first conference event on Sunday, May 12. The program, “Tragedy, Trials & Tribulations: The Grace in Calamities,” will be divided in a number of segments, with the first part of the day taking place at Edmond Town Hall and the later portion to be held at The Al Hedaya Islamic Center.

  • "Building Resilience After Tragedy," For The Community, May 5

    Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown and the Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will host a talk by Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell on Sunday, May 5 at 4:30 pm. Their talk, “Building Resilience After Tragedy — A Guide for the Individual and the Community,” will take place at Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road.

  • Praying For Newtown, An Interfaith Gathering

    An interfaith gathering for prayer will be offered Sunday, April 7, at 4 pm.

    Sponsored by the Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association to support the healing of the entire town community, a new series of gatherings will take place on the first Sunday of every month and will rotate between various locations. This month the service will be at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street.