Commemorate 9/11 with PeacePosted on Aug 25, 2011 | 0 comments
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. Resources are available for local churches and other groups planning worship services or other events to commemorate that date. The theme, “9/11 plus 10: Between Memory and Hope,” was chosen as a reminder that there are peaceful solutions for the strife that exists in our world. Click HERE for more information
Church Commemoration Events
Nu’uanu Congregational Church’s youth group is inviting your participation in their “Prayers for Peace: Pentecost to September 11″ project. The project began on Pentecost Sunday (June 12, 2011), with members and friends writing prayers for peace on squares of “origami” paper. The youth and members are folding these papers into “tsuru” (cranes). Inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki, who lived in Hiroshima at the time of atomic bombing and whose statue is in Hiroshima Peace Park with this plaque: “This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace on Earth.” The goal is to fold 2,985 cranes, one for each person who died in the September 11 attacks, including 19 terrorists. These paper cranes will be displayed at Nu’uanu Congregational Church for worship on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. If you would like to contribute, please write your prayers for peace on a square piece of paper and drop them off at Nu’uanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Hwy., Honolulu)
9/11 Remembrance at Kawaiaha’o Church
“In Remembrance: A Choral Celebration,” a free concert to honor those who have endured September 11, 2001, and to celebrate the lives of those who died that day, will be held on Sunday, September 11, 6 p.m., at Kawaiaha’o Church (957 Punchbowl St.). Click HERE for a flyer and list of performers. For more information call the church at 808-532-1260.