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Mayor Barrett to Visit Four Local Churches for Eleventh Annual Ceasefire Sabbath

May 17, 2015

This weekend marks the eleventh anniversary of Mayor Barrett’s Ceasefire Sabbath, an effort to mobilize the faith-based community to work collaboratively to reduce gun violence and strengthen neighborhoods.

On Sunday, May 17, Mayor Barrett will visit four places of worship to engage the various faith communities in an effort to fight violence and promote safety in Milwaukee.  In addition, Mayor Barrett has asked all faith leaders to preach a message of peace and non-violence while also reflecting on the lives of those lost over this past year due to gun violence.

Joining Mayor Barrett in visiting local churches are Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm, State Senator Nikiya Harris-Dodd and State Representative Evan Goyke.

The schedule of events for the day is as follows.  Scheduled times are approximate and subject to change. 

  • St. Mark AME Church, 1616 W. Atkinson Avenue
    8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
  • New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 2315 N. 38th Street
    9:30-10:00 a.m.
  • Christian Faith Fellowship Church – East, 724 S. Layton Boulevard
    10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Good Hope United, 8700 W. Good Hope Road
    11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
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