- Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm
Seated at the head table for the Interfaith Seder, as seen during a ceremonial washing of their hands, from left, were Monsignor Robert Weiss, Reverend Leo McIlrath, Reverend Mel Kawakami, Rabbi Shaul Praver, Pastor Kathie Adams-Shepherd, John Woodall, Reverend Caroline Hamilton-Arnold, and Reverend Matthew Crebbin.
- Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:24 am
The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will continue its tradition of an interfaith Seder, this year being planned for Sunday, March 29.
The 2015 event, which this year coincides with Palm Sunday, will be hosted by Newtown Congregational Church, at 14 West Street.
The ceremony of tradition, food, and song will begin at 2 pm. It will take place in NCC’s Great Room, located on the upper level of the church.
- Monday, March 9, 2015 at 8:22 am
The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association and Newtown’s houses of worship will continue their tradition of an Interfaith Seder on Sunday, March 29.
This year’s event, which will coincide with Palm Sunday, will be hosted by Newtown Congregational Church, at 14 West Street.
The ceremony of tradition, food and song will begin at 2 pm. It will take place in NCC’s Great Room, located on the upper level of the church.
A $5 donation is requested per person.
- Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In a scene set like the Last Supper, local clergy gathered at a long table filled with foods and items of both seasonal and religious significance.
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014
On Sunday, April 6, at 4 pm, an Interfaith Passover Seder will be celebrated at Newtown United Methodist Church. As has been done in recent years, the ceremony will be presented by clergy and lay people of many houses of worship in Newtown.
The Reverend Mel Kawakami, pastor of Newtown United Methodist Church (NUMC), said, “This is always a special community event. This year, we will introduce a little more Christian perspective in this Jewish observance with an emphasis on the role of woman in the story.”