ARE YOU WITH US? These times call for Hope and Healing. This is the 9th year First Parish Chelmsford will participate in the Mother's Day Walk for Peace. Our themes are two lines from our covenant - bearing witness through service to justice and peace, and caring for and being present to one another in our joys and sorrows.
Our chalice is a symbol of many things - the light of hope, the fire of commitment. We have it on our page here surrounded by ittle lights to represent our prayers for Moms who have lost their kids to violence. We walk for Peace together with many other Louis Brown Peace Institute supporters. Come be a part of it!
Every year in the United States, approximately 15,000 people are murdered. For every homicide victim, there are at least 10 immediate people directly impacted by that loss. It is safe to say each year there are at least 150,000 new survivors of homicide victims dealing with the emotional, physical and financial stress of losing a loved one to a traumatic death such as murder. This is not including extended family members, classmates/colleagues, teachers/students, entire communities. Nor does this number include families who are impacted by a loved one committing a murder. Together we can heal and have an impact.
Rise Up! Walk with us. The Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-three years later, the Mother’s Day Walk continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking. The Mother’s Day Walk is also the Peace Institute’s most important fundraising event. We hope you will help us raise our goal of $400,000 so we can continue to work to tip the scale toward justice for families and communities that are stigmatized by murder.
All walkers must register. Registration cost this year is $10 per walker, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration fees go to help us reach our goal of $400,000 to sustain our programs and services.
|Aggie Brennan||08/08/2019||$50.00||First Parish Chelmsford||06/12/2019||$350.00||Debra Grad||05/26/2019||$50.00||I know the pain of losing a child. Bless you all.||Edith Murphy||05/20/2019||$25.00||Ellen Spero||05/20/2019||$250.00||Linda Newhard||05/16/2019||$50.00||Aggie Brennan||05/12/2019||$50.00||Virginia Adams||05/09/2019||$50.00||Suzanne Yates-Scott||05/09/2019||$50.00||Such an important cause. Thanks to all who are walking.||Anonymous Friend||05/06/2019||$200.00||Love this response to all that is wrong ... happy to support my First Parish team - hope to make it to the walk myself but just in case, getting this donation in - thanks for the nudge Niamh!||Susan Woodmanse||05/04/2019||$10.00||Susan Woodmanse||05/04/2019||$100.00||Jayne Boissonneault||05/01/2019||$100.00||Holding your Moms in my thoughts and prayers on Mother's Day and always,, sending all my love.||Joan Coyne||05/01/2019||$100.00||Brenda Rogers||05/01/2019||$50.00||Aggie The Best Mcguire||05/01/2019||$50.00||Rebecca El-Gamel||04/21/2019||$30.00||Chris Sweetnam||04/17/2019||$10.00||Chris Sweetnam||04/17/2019||$30.00||Carla Corey||04/10/2019||$100.00||from Carla & Paul in support of healing and hope|