Letter: Newport Vigil for the Homeless

To the Editor:

On Saturday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m., the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany will hold a vigil on the Newport Common in support of all the homeless in New Hampshire. Dec. 21 is the longest night of the year, and it is appropriate we remember those who suffer in this way on that night. Bring a candle. We will light a candle for every homeless person who died in New Hampshire during the past year, naming the names. Ron Greenleaf, who runs the two homeless shelters in Claremont, will speak, and others will witness to what it is like to be homeless. The vigil will be followed by a meal of bread and soup at the Stone Church across the road. After that, all are invited to a service of “Blue Christmas” acknowledging that not everyone feels joy during this season of deepest darkness. The service will be offered by the people of Trinity Church in Claremont and Epiphany Church in Newport. All are welcome.

The Rev. Alice Roberts

Epiphany Church