Welcome to our Blog
(800) 267-5486

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

9/11 Interfaith Service of Healing, Hope and Love

(Mark Ukena / Pioneer Press)
On Sunday, September 11 the Deerfield and Highland Park Clergy Association held an Interfaith Service of Healing, Hope and Love in Jewett Park, Deerfield. The gathering honored those lost in September 11 terrorist attack on our country.

Members of different faiths (Christian, Jew, Muslim, Bahia, and Secular Humanist) gathered to demonstrate unity while calling for peace and understanding today. The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks coupled with recent high-profile instances of violence across the country has prompted local religious leaders and town council members to come together in a display of solidarity.

"As we remember what happened in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, we want to strive in our community for unity in this time of divisiveness," said Rev. Brian Roots, who helped organize the event."We abhor hate and violence in all of its flavors."

"We have to learn as a community to commit to be united," Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal said. "9/11 should be remembered as a time to embrace each other, stand together as a community and go from there."
(Mark Ukena / Pioneer Press)
AmpliVox CEO Don Roth participated in the ceremony and provided the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner for the events sound system. The SW915 was used for leading prayers, singing songs and allowing members to speak to the attendees, sharing their stories of 9/11.

The AmpliVox Digital Audio Travel Partner is a PA system you can take anywhere, indoors or out to reach up to 10,000 people with crystal clear voice or music.

Its powerful 250 Watt amp can project sound to rooms as large as 25,000 square feet yet it weighs only 35 lbs.

With the embedded BlueTooth connectivity, you can play music remotely from your iPod or iPad. The unit give you full control over audio, such as adding reverb echo or muting music when someone speaks.

You can even plug in a musical instrument or an audio mixer. Connect up to four wireless microphones for multiple presenters or performers. The unit runs on AC power or rechargeable batteries.

(Mark Ukena / Pioneer Press)
Toward the end of the service, there was a call for action as Rev. Roots asked people to greet each other, preferably strangers, with words of peace.

Participating Congregations: