In response to the massacre at the Sikh Gurdwara in Michigan, the Sikh community of Lawrenceville invites everyone to an interfaith candlelight vigil on Wednesday, August 8. The congregation here, Sikh Sabha, has a 5,000 square foot facility at 282 Bakers Basin Road, just off Franklin Corner Road.

The evening program will be as follows:

7PM to 8PM – Religious Service
8PM to 8:30PM – Tributes by:
• Lawrence Twp Mayor Jim Kownacki
• NJ Assemblyman – Daniel R. Benson
• Community Member – Jaspreet Singh
8:30PM – 9:15PM – Candlelight vigil
9:15PM – Langar (community kitchen)

At the Langar, the free community meal, rich and poor sit together and eat as equals. There will be another Langar next Sunday, after the worship service from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

According to the website, “Sikhism is based on the concepts of universal acceptance of all humanity,” the belief in one creator, and reaching out to people of all faiths and cultures and to work toward world peace and in achieving unity in diversity. People of all races, religions and genders are equal in the eyes of God.” 

The community is reaching out to the Sikhs in Oak Creek, Michigan.