By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A church in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood honored people who lost their lives to COVID-19.

Sunday Bryn Mawr Community Church at 71st Street and Jeffery held a special “Pass the Peace” service, a tribute to 177 people in the community who have died during the pandemic.

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One candle was lit for each victim of the coronavirus.

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Organizers say it’s a way to make sure they are never forgotten.

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Church members say each candle represents the light of a life and hope for the future.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff