Gatherings to Remember and Hope

Interfaith Gathering for Remembrance, Unity, and Hope

In response to the Newtown, CT shooting, the Princeton Clergy Association along with Princeton University’s Office of Religious Life, Fellowship In Prayer, Palmer Square and the Nassau Inn is sponsoring an Interfaith Gathering for Remembrance, Unity, and Hope from 5:30-6:15 PM on Thursday, December 20 on the Green in front of the Nassau Inn at the rear of Palmer Square in Princeton. Leaders from different faith traditions will share their reflections. Please bring a candle.

Winter Solstice: Longest Night Service 

 In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, Princeton United Methodist Church will hold its annual Longest Night Service on Friday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. This elegantly designed service of worship and remembrance was planned for those who find themselves in the shadows of painful holiday memories at the time of the Winter Solstice.  

Catherine Williams, assistant pastor, says that this year’s service will be particularly meaningful for those struggling with the nation’s loss of so many children.  “The prayers and candle-lighting will give those present at the service an opportunity to join those who mourn in solidarity and in faith with the people of Newtown,” she says. “We believe that God is with us, even on the darkest of nights.”
PUMC is a diverse congregation whose members come from many surrounding communities, backgrounds and faiths.  For parking information go to or call 609-924-2613.

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