The conclusion of the 24-hour event is the sharing of a simple prayer for peace around the peace pole which we have erected on the School Street side of the church property. That pole, bearing the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in more than a dozen languages, is one of many thousands of its kind that have been erected throughout the world.
According to the World Peace Prayer Society, the poles:
Symbolize the oneness of humanity and our common wish for a world at peace
Remind us to think, speak and act in the spirit of peace and harmony
Stand as a silent visual for peace to prevail on earth
The Peace Pole at First Parish is one of more than 200,000 found throughout the world.