Former Hartford Seminary staff member Nelba Marquez-Greene, and her husband, noted jazz artist Jimmy Greene, lost a child, Ana Grace, in the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.Nelba was a staff assistant in Educational Programs and worked with the Black Ministries and Hispanic Ministries Programs. We mourn her loss and that of all the children and staff who lost their lives this past Friday.
The Ottawa Citizen website posted a Facebook message from Greene: “Thank you for all of your prayers and kind words of support. As we work through this nightmare, we’re reminded how much we’re loved and supported on this earth and by our Father in heaven. As much as she’s needed here and missed by her mother, brother and me, Ana beat us all to paradise. I love you sweetie girl.”
On Monday at Hartford Seminary, instead of our regular Monday morning community prayer, we will have a prayer service in memory of the victims of the Newtown tragedy.It will be held in the Meeting Room at 9:00 a.m.