On Sunday, March 14, 2021, members of First Church of Christ, Congregational U.C.C., gathered outside at the front of the church to bless and hang Remembrance Beads that represent each of the 16,281 deaths due to COVID-19 in Massachusetts.
Fortunately, the daily rate is decreasing, but it has not yet ceased. We will continue to add beads to make sure all who have died are remembered. Like the beads, the individuals they represent were uniquely beautiful and diverse. Collectively, they make a tapestry that will be sorely missed.
Thank you to the over 30 people who threaded beads, rang a bell or chime, did a reading, and came together to commemorate these lives. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.