November 2021 Virtual Faith Vigil and Candle Lighting Cermony

The Faith Health Caucus of the North Carolina Medicare for All Coalition Presents a VIRTUAL PRAYER VIGIL AND CANDLE-LIGHTING SERVICE

Recorded on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Matthew 25 (v36) statement to the nations: “I was sick and you took care of me.”

PROGRAM: Master of Ceremonies:  Rev. Dr. Floyd Wicker

The Gathering of the People . . . ."This Little Light of Mine" (Background Music)

Purpose of Faith Health Caucus (FHC) . . .Christine Pernell, FHC Co-Convener, and Program Director, Partners in Health & Wholeness, NC Council of Churches 

Opening Prayer and Occasion  . . . . . . . . .Rev. Dr. Floyd Wicker, The People's Fellowship of NC, Asst. Prof. Practical Ministry, Shaw Univ. Divinity School                                          

Song: God of the Movements and Martyrs

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Prayer: Rev. Dr. Byron Wade - Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of Western, NC,  Morganton, NC

Lighting Candle of FAITH Prayer: Rev. Dr. Michael D. Page, President, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Durham, NC

Lighting Candle of HOPE   Rev. Spencer Bradford, Retired Mennonite Pastor, Executive Director, Durham Congregations in Action, Durham, NC

Prayer: Rev. Phanta Lansden, Pastor, St. James Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC

Lighting Candle of HUMANITY   Minister Wesley Morris, Beloved Community, Greensboro, NC

Prayer: Rev. Joe Blankinship - Retired Pastor, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church USA, High Point, NC

Lighting Candle of HEALTH  Chaplain Annette Olsen – Duke Hospital, Durham, NC

Prayer: Deacon Sallie Simpson, Deacon/Univ. & Chapel, St. Augustine Univ, [Episcopal]  Raleigh, NC       

Lighting Candle of LOVE Imam Abdul Waheed, Masjid Muhammed, Durham, NC

Prayer: Rev. Dr. Rodney Coles - Children of God in Christ, Greenville, NC

Lighting Candle of THANKSGIVING   Dr. Michelle Ong, St Patrick’s Episcopalian and St Therese Catholic Church, Mooresville NC

Prayer: Rev. Dr. James D. Gailliard, Pastor, Word Tabernacle Church, Rocky Mount, NC

Lighting Candle of CARE and CONCERN, Rev. Cheryl M. Walker, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington

Prayer: Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, Immediate Past President State NAACP

Lighting Candle of PEACE, Reverend Robert A. Hudak, Retired Episcopal priest, NCCare4Carolina Faith Advisory Council, Greenville, NC

CLOSING PRAYER FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler, Professor, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte, NC, Chairperson, NC NAACP State Health Committee

Song:  "Come Live in the Light / We Are Called to Act with Justice"

Closing Word of Inspiration: "Be the Light" . . . . . . . . Mary White and Audience {Call & Response}

Closing Remarks:  Rev. Dr. Floyd Wicker.   {Conceiver of the Virtual Prayer Vigil}   Fayetteville, NC

Closing Song: “This Little Light of Mine"  Soweto Choir

November 16, 2021 at 6:00pm - 9pm