In response to an invitation from the NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives, our church participated in a nationwide initiative to ring bells and light candles in honor of those lost to COVID19. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 5:30PM, we rang our historic church bell 92 times, once for each Bloomfield resident who has died of COVID19. We commend all who have died to God’s eternal care and keeping, and pray that the bereaved may be comforted in their sorrow.
Inscribed: “Presented to the First Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield, N.J., A.D. 1920, by Allison Dodd and Edward O. Ward” Meneely Bell Co., Troy, N.Y.
Ringing the bell manually