Monday, April 15, 2013

In the wake of tragedy at the Boston Marathon...

Sending thoughts and prayers to the victims and all affected by the tragic explosions at the Boston Marathon...

Today we can also remember with gratitude and hope those people who actually ran toward the sights and sounds of the danger to assist the wounded... people who went to hospitals to give blood... people who reached out to offer comfort and hospitality and assistance in any way they could. 

It is good to remember these acts of courage and kindness. 

If it is helpful... here's a link to an article about how to talk with children about tragic events. 

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, April 16) there will be a candlelight vigil at Arlington Street Church (UU) in Boston, a few blocks from Copley Square, address 351 Boylston Street, directions at this link

At the UU Congregation in Andover, there will be a UU Vespers service on Thursday, April 18 from 7-8 p.m.  We will have a contemplative service of meditation and prayer in the wake of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.  Directions at this link.