SEASIDE - A suggestion made at a congregational meeting Sunday has led to a Seaside church taking part in a global peace event.

The Rev. Daryl Blanksma of Seaside United Methodist Church was asked by the church council to organize a candlelight vigil for peace. Following the lead of the National Council of Churches, Blanskma has scheduled the church's vigil to take place at 7 p.m. Sunday as part of the Global Candlelight Vigil for Peace. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Rev. Robert Edgar and other leaders have called for these vigils as a worldwide statement for peace, according to Blanksma.

The vigil will be held on the walk outside the church at 241 N. Holladay Drive. In case of inclement weather, participants will move inside. Blanksma emphasized that the event is a quiet vigil for peace, not a political rally, and asked that attendees not bring signs or political materials. Candles will be available.

For information or to sign up to participate, visit the Web site


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