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Branford Prayer Vigil for Newtown Victims

Branford's First Baptist Church and First Congregational Church will hold a service tonight for victims of elementary school shooting.

Branford's First Baptist Church and First Congregational Church are hosting a joint prayer service for the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting. 

Rev. Bill Keane said the prayer service will be held at the First Baptist from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Keane, the Rev. at First Baptist, said this will be a time for the community to come together to mourn and prayer for the lives lost in the Newtwon school shooting. According to Patch reports, up to 27 people are dead following the shooting rampage. You can read the story here as it is being updated. 

Keane is joined in hosting this service with First Congregational's Rev. Susan Murtha. 

Mary Lemley December 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM
There is a national organization, The Compassionate Friends, that supports families after the death of a child. There are 10 chapters here in the state of Connecticut that can help. Information on this organization and local chapters can be found at www.compassionatefriends.org
Bill Keane December 15, 2012 at 01:50 AM
The turn-out was truly inspiring, especially on such short notice. Credit Rev. Susan Murtha for igniting the spark. Rev. Sharon Gracen and Rev. Trucksess were deeply inspiring, and all of this shows how, while one individual is capable of tremendous evil, there are millions who will stand up for the enduring good upon which we all base our daily lives. The service is over, but the prayers will go on.
Linda December 15, 2012 at 01:56 AM
What a wonderful prayer vigil tonight at the Baptist Church. A gathering of people from every religious belief filled the church and it's balcony. Thank you to the Clergy that participated from many of the Branford Churches
Kathy Zimmerman December 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Thank you to Pastors Keane, Gracen Murtha and Trucksess for leading our heartbroken community in a beautiful and cathartic prayer service. We sang and prayed and held hands (thanks to the mother who brought the little boy who held my hand!) and cried...but we did it TOGETHER. I love my town deeply and I pray that our Lord, Jesus Christ will bless not only the people of Newtown and their families, but all of us, with His grace and peace through this Christmas season. Thanks again for a blessed and much needed evening.

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