Morristown church plans prayer service, walk for troubled times, Oct. 6-7

Sign outside St. Peter's, after the massacre in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Rector Janet Broderick.
Sign outside St. Peter's, after the massacre in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Rector Janet Broderick.
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In times of turmoil, people of faith come together to pray. 

They will be doing that tonight, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at a special service at the Church of God in Christ in Morristown at 7:30, and again on Saturday, Oct. 7, with a 10 am walk from the Morristown Green back to the church, at 3 Gordon A. Rogers Way (formerly Rowe Street).

“With the hurricanes, earthquakes and the massacre in Las Vegas, we definitely need to gather as people of God to pray,” said Beverly Epps-Blackwell, an elder of the church.

“It’s about tearing down the walls, with prayers to end hatred, segregation and violence,” she said.

The public is welcome at both events, said Epps-Blackwell, the mother of Olympic triple-jumper Christina Epps.

The guest of honor speaks at Christina Epps Day, Oct. 15, 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The guest of honor speaks at Christina Epps Day, Oct. 15, 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Some happy news to report there:

Since the Rio Olympics, Christina Epps has married a basketball coach in Maryland, and last month she gave birth to their first child, a boy named Christian.

The new family is doing well, said Epps-Blackwell, a proud grandma for the 12th time. 

And if young Christian is lucky, he may watch his mom compete in Tokyo. Christina Epps has her sights set on the 2020 Olympics, Epps-Blackwell said.

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