CARBONDALE — Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, in conjunction with Tri State Alliance, will host the annual Southern Illinois Candlelight Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at 515 S. Orchard Drive.
The memorial service will honor those lost to or those currently affected by HIV/AIDS with a reception following the service. A freewill offering will be received for the AIDS Holiday Project, which provides food and other gifts to low-income families affected by HIV/AIDS in the Southern Illinois region.
Father Joseph Brown, Chair of Africana Studies at SIU Carbondale, will be the guest speaker. Other clergy participants include the Rev. Sonja L. Ingebritsen of Church of the Good Shepherd UCC; the Rev. Charlie Cross of Bethel A.M.E.; the Rev. Don Vaughn-Foerster of Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship; the Rev. Katherine Bryant-Graves of First Christian Church (DOC), and Father Robert Flannery of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish.
For more information call 618-457-2232.