Firestone Park UMC Shows Support for Girls of Nigeria and their Mothers on Mother’s Day

Firestone Park United Methodist Church (Canal District) in Akron holds in prayer each week situations in the world.

During service on Mother’s Day, I invited congregants to stand in groups as they desired and get a note that showed their support for the Girls of Nigeria and their mothers.  Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamist rebel group, kidnapped 276 girls on April 14.  The girls were taking exams at a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria at the time they were abducted.

Three generations hold up sign
Three generations – Rebecca, Andrea, Meranda and Eric – stand together in prayer for the Girls of Nigeria.


Fran and Daughters hold up sign
Fran and her daughters stand in support of the girls kidnapped in Nigeria.

These photos show just a few of the groups at Firestone Park UMC that came together in prayer for the kidnapped girls and their families.

Visit the church website to view additional photos.

*Rev. Patricia Mulder Christ is in her 3rd year as pastor of Firestone Park UMC.