Prayers for peace in the community

On Wednesday, December 20, 2006, dozens of families attended the evening testimony meeting in the Original Edifice of The Mother Church in Boston. They were eager to focus their prayers on the theme "Peace in our city, peace in our world," and to share with the congregation their own experiences of God's protection. Present were visitors from China, New Zealand, England, and South Africa, as well as other parts of the United States.

During the announcements, Deputy Superintendent Bruce Holloway, a 27-year veteran of the Boston police force, brought good wishes from the city's new police commissioner, Edward F. Davis.

This was a family occasion, which The Mother Church described as a "gift to our neighbors," with Sunday School students invited to participate in many ways—from ushering, to making suggestions for the readings, to helping choose the hymns. Three young musicians played alongside Mother Church organist Ed Starner during the hymn-singing, and several children from The Mother Church Sunday School joined First Reader Lyle Young on the platform to say the Lord's Prayer out loud. Half of those who stood to give remarks and testimonies of healing were children under 14.

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