Tuesday, June 23, 2015
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Bishop Palmer wrote a beautiful letter about Emanual African Methodist Episcopal Church and calls upon us to be God's beloved even in times like these. The tragic event has stunned our country and affects every one of us who are followers of our risen Lord.
In response, we will hold a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 P.M. We will gather in our small parking lot on the corner of Madison and 13th Street. We will take time for prayer, singing, and to pay our respects for those families and communities in South Carolina, who mourn today. The vigil is a time for us to come together in a moment of solidarity to lift up our voices with words of hope, healing, and for peace. Our nation is witnessing too many acts of violence, and we have a responsibility to respond to these atrocities. Too often we feel helpless in times like these, but gathering as one Body in Christ, is sacred work, and we do so as the church to witnesses to our community. We know that God's love, grace, and forgiveness is bountiful, and God's heart, as well as, the churches heart have been broken. However, this is a time for healing and reconciliation to take place. Please join us for this very special time of "being the church"? Please invite friends and family to join us.
June 18, 2015