Longest Night Homeless Vigil Planned for December 21st

PCHC’s Hope House Homeless Shelter in collaboration with the Hammond Street Congregational Church and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter will sponsor the Homeless Vigil at Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor on Saturday, December 21st.  Please join us in remembering those who passed away in homelessness this year.

Date:   Saturday, December 21st
Time:   4:30pm
Location:  Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor

Like many other communities across America, Bangor citizens and organizations will pause and acknowledge the passing of people who died without having a real home during the last twelve months.  Most died alone, silently and without public recognition.  To remember our friends, the Homeless Vigil has been organized on the first day of winter and the longest night of the year.

Those who come to the Church will experience a special service, including music and personal reflections from folks who have experienced homelessness.

Everyone is welcome to join us.  This will be a very family friendly event.  Those planning to come should ensure that their families are dressed warmly (for a brief time assembling outside the Church). It is possible there will be a large crowd.  Last year between 200 and 300 people came to the service.  Thank you to the Friar’s Bakeshop, Fairmount Market, PCHC HealthCorps, and community members for donation of food and drink.


Bangor Area Homeless Shelter: Dennis Marble (dennism@bangorareashelter.org )

Hope House Homeless Shelter: Ann Giggey (agiggey@pchcbangor.org)

Hammond Street Cong. Church: Rev. Mark Doty (mdoty88975@aol.com)