Cranford's religious leaders met this week to discuss plans for a special gathering to help the community continue the healing process in light of the shooting in Newtown, CT. Ten houses of worship are represented on the Cranford Clergy Council, which last came together for a Thanksgiving service this year.
Office administrator Susan Lemerman said, "The Healing and Memorial Service will take place for the entire community here at Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m."
Details are still being worked on, but Patch will update you on Cranford's Healing and Memorial Service when more information becomes available.
The following clergy participate on the CCC:
Rev. Alfred Brown, Jr., First Baptist Church
Rev. Gina Walsh, Trinity Episcopal Church
Rev. William Noll, Cranford United Methodist Church
Rev. John Christian Kile, First Presbyterian Church
Rev. Valencia B. Norman, First Presbyterian Church
Rev. Ed Jocson, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church
Rev. Monsignor Timothy J. Shugrue, St. Michael’s Church
Rev. Steve Bryant, St. Mark’s AME Church
Rev. Brian Croak, Osceola Presbyterian Church
The Reverend Tom Rice, Cranford Alliance Church
The Reverend Carol Lindsey, Calvary Lutheran Church
Rabbi Ben Goldstein, Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim