Beth Bales: Geneva Churches Remember 9/11

Geneva churches will remember the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States with special services.

It’s probably fitting that I’m writing this on a beautiful clear September morning. The sky isn’t as brilliant a blue as it was that September morning nearly a decade ago. But it’s a lovely day, just as Sept. 11, 2001, was. 

Until a plane crashed into one of the Twin Towers, in New York City. Until another plane crashed, and it was obvious the first was no accident. Until a third plane crashed into the Pentagon, and then a fourth plummeted into a field in rural Pennsylvania. Until nearly 3,000 people were killed.

Several Geneva churches are remembering the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks with special services:

Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third St.

  • 9/11 Remembrance Service
  • 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the chapel, and 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

Rejoice Lutheran Church, 0N377 N. Mill Creek Drive, Geneva 

  • 9/11 Remembrance Service, honoring veterans, firefighters and police officers
  • 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, with a picnic to follow

St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva

  • An Hour of Eucharistic Adoration, in honor of those who died and those who lost loved ones. The church will also pray for peace in the world.
  • 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. 

The United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva

  • 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11
  • The church will premiere of Requiem 9/11, Scott Stevenson’s original, three-movement piece written in remembrance of 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies. Requiem 9/11 will be presented by the church’s Cantata Choir and a chamber orchestra.


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