Rev. Matthew Crebbin is pleased to announce a gathering at Newtown Congregational Church for worship entitled "For the Healing of Newtown" featuring The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr. on Sunday, January 20th, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary. This is an event for everyone in our Newtown Community as we come together for prayer and healing and to begin to consider what we in Newtown and beyond are called to do and be in the coming days.
Rev. Crebbin has known Jim Forbes as a compassionate and passionate leader in the church for many years. Jim is currently the President and Founder of the Healing of the Nations Foundation and Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church (ABC and UCC) of New York City. Dr. Forbes completed his leadership of this historic multicultural church after 18 years of service, to begin a national and global ministry for spiritual renewal and holistic health.
Rev. Crebbin has personally been fed by Dr. Forbes' preaching over the years. In national and international religious circles, Dr. Forbes is known as the preacher's preacher because of his extensive preaching career and his charismatic style. Newsweek magazine's recognized Forbes as one of the 12 "most effective preachers" in the English-speaking world.
On the weekend when we remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., we can think of no one better equipped than Jim to be a voice that calls us to both healing and transformation in response to the eventsof December 14th that have changed our town and require faithful and sustained response on many fronts.
We hope that you can join us on that night!
God's Peace in Christ,