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Community Interfaith Memorial honors victims of Camp Fire

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.

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 1:56 PM
Updated: Feb 20, 2019 10:01 AM

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 

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