Pray for New Zealand

Dear FWCC familia,

This has been a time of mourning in many ways. We have watched from afar as a mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand has taken the lives of those simply trying to serve God in their own way. Through it all, we have held each other and found hope in community, and our shared values and faith. We have been reminded that we are not alone, and that we are not powerless.

I encourage you to write letters of love and hope to the mosques affected:

• 223A Linwood Avenue, Linwood, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand

• 101 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

If you are able, please visit the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations and write in the book of condolences, or contribute via email at

Paz y Amor,

Rev. Damaris D. Whittaker