Peekskill congregations begin week of prayer for the community

The combined houses of worship in Peekskill will begin a week of prayer Sunday with a “unified day of prayer.” Members of dozens of communities are expected to take part in a kick-off prayer service at 3 p.m. at Peekskill Plaza, 4 Nelson Ave. (the corner of Main Street and Nelson).

The Peekskill Area Pastoral Association, known as PAPA, is asking individual congregations to hold prayer services for the community through the week.

Presiding over Sunday’s service will be the Rev. Adolphus Lacey, PAPA’s new president, who is pastor of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.


Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.