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Area Churches to Hold Easter Prayer Vigil at UPMC Western Maryland

March 29th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On the evening of Easter Sunday, community churches will offer support for staff and patients at UPMC Western Maryland by coming together outside the hospital to pray while staying in their cars and turning on their flashers for 10 minutes.

The event will be similar to ceremonies held last Easter, and is being organized by UPMC Western Maryland Director of Pastoral Care Bruce McBride.

Attendees should plan to arrive quietly at approximately 8 p.m. Upon entering hospital property, cars will be directed to specific parking lots surrounding the perimeter of the hospital. At 8:10 p.m. cars should turn on their hazard lights in a show of support.  

To ensure the health and safety of all, participants are asked to remain in their cars the entire time. At 8:20 p.m. cars will quietly exit the parking lot onto Willowbrook Road.  

In addition to community churches, any individuals who may be interested are invited to come participate. For more information, please reach out to Pastor McBride at