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Monday: Reston Church Prayer Vigil for Charleston Victims

by Karen Goff — June 22, 2015 at 11:00 am 6 Comments

United Christian Parich/Courtesy UCPUnited Christian Parish will hold a prayer vigil Monday at 6:30 p.m. to honor the victims in last week’s shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.

Nine people were killed at Emmanuel when a white gunman began firing at a Wednesday night bible study at the historically black church. The gunman, Dylann Roof, 21, is in custody.

Sunday services were held yesterday at Emmanuel. Rev. Norvel Goff Sr., a presiding elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, said moving forward “sends a message to every demon in hell and on earth.”

UCP will hold a vigil every night through Saturday to honor the Charleston victims.

  • Guy Montag

    Will there be a vigil for the attack in Detroit? http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/21/us/detroit-birthday-party-shooting/ Attackers fired semiautomatic weapons Saturday night at the party attended by about 300 people, police said.

    Or are people only concerned when the narrative is white-on-black crime?

  • Nats Are Stickey Sweet
    • Guy Montag

      I guess those lives don’t matter either.

      • chief wiggum

        they matter when a cop pulls the trigger b/c somebody can sue the government and get a payday.

  • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

    I will surely attend the prayer vigil. Both of my kids went to college in South Carolina and we love Charleston. The people of South Carolina, both black & white, are the kindest people I’ve ever encountered. While they opened their church and forgave the heinous murderer, President Obama says the most hateful of all words, “n***er”, in an interview after a weekend of golf. He is a disgrace and an embarrassment. He was supposed to heal the racial divide and he has made it so much worse. Pray for Charleston, and pray that Obama stops dividing and starts leading.

    • Cluster Tycoon

      Knowing that you are going to be at the church tonight I am going to skip service. I encourage others to do the same, hopefully I saved a few lives tonight.

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