Hood plans prayer vigil Thursday at 7

Published 10:26 am Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SALISBURY — Hood Theological Seminary will host a Community Prayer Vigil, “People, Pastors, and Public Servants for Peace,” on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Aymer Center on the Seminary campus at 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive.

Dr. Vergel Lattimore, president of the seminary, said he was inspired to hold this vigil following the tragic events of last week. Concerned citizens in the Salisbury community are welcome to come together to pray for healing, peace and justice in our communities, the nation and the world.

“I believe that authentic prayer in community offers opportunity for spiritual and relational growth,” Lattimore said. “Social pain in our society affects us individually and collectively. This prayer vigil is an occasion to hear, respect, affirm the anguish of each other and to embrace the capacity for hope and peace that lives in each of us as human beings.”

Hood Theological Seminary is a graduate and professional school sponsored by the AME Zion Church and approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. Its student body is composed of persons from many different denominations. As a theological seminary, it provides for the church an educational community in which Christian maturity and ministerial preparation take place together.

Transportation will be provided for those who need it starting at 6 p.m. There will be stops at the Cannon Park/Park Avenue bus stop, Jersey City bus stop with the shelter and Livingstone College at the admissions office, South Craige and West Monroe streets.

One loop will be made to the stops to pick people up and take them back after the event.