Solidarity Prayer Gathering: Surround the City with Light Love, Sunday, August 29, 1-1:30pm

On Sunday, August 15, the Rev. Dr. Debra Murray, an African-American woman and the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, experienced a series of escalating hate incidents in which she was threatened because of her Black Lives Matter sign and leadership. This was among a list of other incidents directed at BLM and African-American religious leaders, community members and houses of worship in the Palo Alto area.

Join this quiet, physically-distanced & masked vigil prayerfully surrounding First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton between Bryon & Webster in Palo Alto.

Please mask & find a place to stand, sit or kneel on the sidewalks or parking lots around the church, safely distanced from other groups or individuals. You are welcome to bring signs of support that are positive but not polarizing. Please remember that this is a prayer gathering, not a protest. Inclusive prayer prompts will be available at the event, or you can download one in advance from our MVPJ website soon: