Faith Immanuel Presbyterian Church will recognize community first responders at an outdoor worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 8. A picnic and concert will follow. Jim Milbrand and the Lowewr Paxton Township Variety Band will be playing.
On duty and off duty police officers, firefighters, emergency responders and emergency room personnel from Lower Paxton and Susquehanna townships are invited along with their families. Members of the congregation as well as family members, friends and neighbors who serve or who have served as first responders are also encouraged to attend.
Many faith institutions honor first responders as hometown heroes near the anniversary of Sept. 11. Faith’s service will offer gratitude to those who serve with courage, integrity and caring to keep the community safe.
Letters of invitations from Rev. Allison Spooner on behalf of the congregation to the two public safety directors and emergency medical service providers in Lower Paxton and Susquehanna townships and the director of the Community Osteopathic Emergency Room were mailed in early August. The Lower Paxton Twp. Board of Supervisors and Susquehanna Twp. Board of Commissioners have also being contacted. Seven local fire stations are being visited to provide informational fliers for their members.