First Christian Church of Decatur hosting mourning event for Georgia COVID deathsA photo of a similar white flag event held in Piedmont Park. Photo provided by First Christian Church.
Decatur, GA — First Christian Church of Decatur will be hosting a public display of 15,000 small white flags from February 21 – 28, symbolizing the 15,000 Georgians who have died in one year from COVID-19.
They will be offering space for a Prayer Walk for grief and grieving. The event is co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Society.
On Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m., they will host a public gathering for the reading of names and prayer, with invited speakers. This is an outdoor event but in case of rain, it will move indoors to the sanctuary where everyone should spread out safely.
Local clergy will be available on the church lawn Feb. 22 – 28, Monday – Friday, at 12 p.m. and/or 5 p.m. for up to 30 minutes for prayer with anyone who would like to join.
Here is the event announcement:
The White Flags of COVID-19
Where: First Christian Church of Decatur
601 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
When: Planting of Flags
Saturday Feb. 20 10AM-noon
Prayer gathering outside
Sunday, Feb. 21 3PM
Prayer led by local pastors12 noon and 5PM
Monday, Feb. 22-Sunday, February 28
Contact Person: Rev. Diane Dougherty, ARCWP 678-918-1945
To raise awareness about the devastation that COVID-19 has caused in the state of Georgia.
To create pressure on our local and national leaders to bring real relief to struggling Georgians.
A display of white flags representing those who have passed from COVID-19 from Georgia to honor and fight for the memory of those we have lost as we move into 2021.
Timothy Franzen: TFranzen@afsc.org
Reverend Diane Dougherty, firstname.lastname@example.org 678-918-1945
American Friends Service Committee Timothy Franzen:
Federation of Christian Ministries-Rev. Diane Dougherty, ARCWP
First Christian Church of Decatur, Rev. James Brewer-Calvert-404-378-3621
Diane Dougherty, ARCWP
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
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