PARADISE, Calif. - A Community Interfaith Memorial was held on Feb. 8, 2019, at the Paradise Performing Arts Center to honor those who lost their lives in the Camp Fire.
Action News Now's Linda Watkins-Bennett was the Mistress of Ceremonies.
Below is the order of the events and speakers at the memorial.
1. "One Power" video by David Nahmod
2. "We're Made of Love," by Red Grammer
3. Speaking by Linda Watkins-Bennett, Mistress of Ceremonies
4. A celebration of lives during the solo piano of composer Thorsteinn Gunter, "Through a Thousand Waves."
5. A two-minute moment of silence ended by the singing bowl
6. Pastor Jesse Kearns, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
7. Emmanuelle Sainte, sharing the "Words of His Majesty Haile Selassie I" from the Rastafarian tradition
8. Celebration Gospel Choir
9. Ali Sarsour with a reading from the Koran
10. Amber French with writing from the Pagan tradition
11. Paradise singer and songwriters Jason and Lindsay Beltz
12. Reb Steve Margolin, Congregation Beth Israel, with a Jewish prayer
13. Clerk, Chico Friends Meeting (Quakers)
14. Red Grammer with a prayer from the Bahai Faith
15. Reverend, Kathy Fernandes, Center for Spiritual Living, Chico
16. Senior Pastor Steve Hamilton, Paradise Adventist
17. "Love and Care" song in sign language, Tzu Chi Foundation followed by a few words by Regional Director Minjhing Hsieh
18. Reverend Sandi John, Chico First Baptist
19. Doin' It Justice Community Chorus
20. Kareem Abouzeid, Church of Scientology Mission of Chico
21. "Please Excuse the Smoke," by Paradise native and Awakenings Pastor Krystalynn Martin
22. Solo piano by composer Thorsteinn Gunter playing "Esterro's Sands" accompanied by dancer Caitlyn Reid-Gyerman
23. Malama MacNeil, prayer from the Haudenosaunee tradition
24. Speaking by Linda Watkins-Bennet, Mistress of Ceremonies
25. Celebration Gospel Choir