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VIGIL STARTS HEALING PROCESS

January 25, 2019

Story by Kim Leatherman | Sun Newspapers

Photo by Allen Moody

Emmanuel United Church of Christ hosted a vigil on Thursday night in the wake of the SunTrust bank shooting that took five innocent lives the day before. The vigil started the conversations on healing, coping and moving forward. Rev. George Miller welcomed everyone and made sure they knew the sanctuary was a place of safety to pray, sing, cry and grieve as each individual needed. Miller began the vigil by reading the Beatitudes from the Bible. Click link below for full story.

SERVICE FOR SHOOTING VICTIMS

January 25, 2019

Fox 13 News Tampa Bay

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Service for Shooting Victims: A church service is being held for the victims of a bank shooting that killed 5. Remembering the victims.

COMMUNITY IN MOURNING AFTER BANK SHOOTING

January 25, 2019

Aaron Mesmer | Fox 13 News Tampa Bay

Fox 13 News Tampa Bay reported on the vigil that was held at our church on Thursday, January 24 in response to the bank shooting that killed 5 innocent women. 

LEANING ON FAITH: LOCAL PASTORS URGE COMMUNITY TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER

January 25, 2019

Story by Wayne Price | Florida Today 

Photo by Craig Bailey

For a community that prides itself on its friendliness and willingness to help others in need, the shooting deaths of four employees and a customer at a SunTrust Bank branch Wednesday left many wondering why and struggling to cope with what comes next.

As funerals were being planned Friday for the shooting victims, community leaders, clergy and others were realizing just how tough it's going to be to move forward and heal – and maybe look to forgive the accused shooter.

 

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