Clifford Lincoln writes: As we gather in peace to celebrate love for one another and understanding among all peoples, we cannot but turn our thoughts towards those countless innocent fellow human-beings who, at this very hour, are the victims of the indescribable savagery and senseless brutality of war.
And I could not help thinking of an episode in my own life’s experience involving Russia in another autocratic era of oppression and cruelty, and a remarkable Russian citizen, Vera Parnes, who defying the injustice of an all-powerful regime, became a living symbol of freedom and liberty for oppressed peoples.
In the time you have kindly invited me to share with you, I will tell you how unexpectedly I came to meet Vera Parnes and became introduced into her inspiring world of deeply caring love for humanity.
- Service leader – Paul Sullivan
- Musician – Rob Lutes
- Zoom host – Christopher Thomson
- On-line greeters – Shelly Bloomer (J&S) and Nancy Schmidt