Diamond Bar—Diamond Bar United Church of Christ, 2335 South Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, will hold a march in front of the church campus on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The DBUCC event is being offered as a local alternative to larger but more distant marches taking place throughout Southern California. The church is responding to the call for nationwide marches made by students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, after 17 students and staff were killed on February 14, 2018. Earlier this month about fifty church members, neighbors, and members of the community participated in a morning candlelight vigil, to show their support for students and parents driving to Diamond Bar High School on the day of the national school walkouts, March 14th. Participants carried signs and candles while motorists honked and waved their support as they commuted down Diamond Bar Blvd.
Residents of Diamond Bar and surrounding communities are invited to participate in the DBUCC march, which will take place around the church’s memorial display commemorating gun violence victims, including 17 crosses clustered together in memory of the Parkland victims. Pastor Jeanne Favreau-Sorvillo will begin the march with prayer and a call to action against gun violence in schools and in all public places. “We must remember that gun violence impacts us all by threatening our sense of safety for ourselves and for our loved ones. We are obligated not only to pray but to act in tangible ways to bring about meaningful change. We must never again be forced to bring out our memorial display.”
Diamond Bar United Church of Christ is a progressive church that seeks to link its faith to social justice issues. The church believes that God’s love embraces all persons equally, no matter their gender, race, or sexual identity; that the social expression of love is justice, and that God calls us to be peacemakers. We wish for an open and embracing community of faith within which to nurture our spirit and raise our children.
Contact: Diamond Bar United Church of Christ, Diamond Bar, California
Rev. Dr. Jeanne Favreau-Sorvillo, Pastor (909-861-4735)
Jim Hazlett, Coordinator (949-433-5756)