The Southern (Illinois) (04.21.13)
Aids Weekly Plus
On Sunday, April 28, the Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, together with Tri State Alliance, will host the annual Southern Illinois Candlelight Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m., at 515 S. Orchard Drive. The memorial service will honor those lost to or those currently affected by HIV/AIDS. A reception will follow the service. The recipient of the evening’s freewill offering will be the AIDS Holiday Project, an organization that 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 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, will be the guest speaker. Other clergy participants include the Rev. Charlie Cross of Bethel A.M.E.; the Rev. Sonja L. Ingebritsen of Church of the Good Shepherd UCC; the Rev. Katherine Bryant-Graves of First Christian Church (DOC); the Rev. Don Vaughn-Foerster of Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship; and Father Robert Flannery of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish. For more information, call (618) 457-2232.