With heavy hearts, the people of Southington, Connecticut mourn the innocent victims of the horrific tragedy of hateful violence that took place in Orlando, Florida this past weekend.
"A Prayer Vigil will be held at First Congregational Church of Southington on Wednesday, June 15th at 6:00 pm for the victims of the shootings and for all of us", said Rev. Dr. Ronald Brown, Pastor of FGC, in a joint announcement with Rev. Victoria Triano, Town of Southington, welcoming all to join in this prayerful vigil of scripture readings, music, candle lighting and the ringing of the church bell (49 times) in memory of the victims who lost their lives.
First Congregational Church of Southington is located at 37 Main Street opposite the Southington Town Green. Prayer Vigil is estimated to run about 45 minutes concluding prior to the scheduled Music on The Green at 7:00 pm.
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Honor Flag Day today, June 14, 2016
|Remember Flag Day, June 14, 2016|
"The facility has many veterans. Past Commander of the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, John DeMello, Sr., noticed that we did not have an American Flag.", said Barbara Blau, the Summit's Director of Therapeutic Therapy. "He was kind enough to speak with the American Legion Kiltonic , Post 72 and they generously donated a flag. It was so important to John, that he installed the flagpole himself to have it ready today as we will officially dedicate the flag.", Blau said. All are invited to attend the ceremony which will also be attended by local political representation.
We salute and pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The Summit also announced that on Friday, June 17th, at 7:00 pm they will be holding another ceremony... one which will be a reaffirmation of wedding vows . We are honored to have a wedding ceremony for several residents as they renew the love that they share. Blau said: "We would love to share with the public this heartwarming celebration of marriage, some lasting well over 50 years."