Candlelight Vigil to Recall Loved Ones
Barrington Unites will be held again next Monday, Dec. 17, at the 'White Church'.
Community leaders are once again planning Barrington Unites, a candlelight vigil at the Barrington Congregational Church next Monday evening, Dec. 17. It starts at 7 pm.
“The vigil offers a supportive environment for families and friends of all faiths to gather, remember, and honor their loved ones who have passed,” said Kathy Sullivan, program director for the BAY Team, Barrington’s prevention coalition.
Barrington Unites was created by leaders of the BAY Team and the Barrington Police Department and clergy and high school students to bring a separated, grieving community together as one family of support and compassion, Sullivan said.
Because the holidays can be especially painful after losing a loved one, this unique event is has been intentionally scheduled to take place in the height of the holiday season, Sullivan said.
“Barrington Unites is designed to provide a place for families and friends to gather in a peaceful setting to remember, heal, and help each in the grieving process,” said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross, one of the event’s organizers.
Music will be performed by No Strings Attached, an a capella group comprised of Barrington High School students.
Light refreshments will be served. All community members, especially teens and high school graduates, are invited and encouraged to participate in this special vigil.