A Week of Reflection

LUM Member Churches Reflect on Orlando

Orlando Vigil at Congress St. UMC

photo by the Rev. D. Charles Davis, Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County

After the tragic incident in Orlando this past Sunday, several of the LUM member churches
held events and services to support the victims and survivors and to raise awareness of the relevant issues.

On Sunday evening, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette, held a nondenominational memorial service to remember and reflect on the lives lost that day. It was well attended by the community, church leaders and members of Pride Lafayette. Read more in the news article HERE.

On Monday, Congress Street United Methodist Church and Pride Lafayette, Inc. sponsored a memorial event. Several hundred people gathered at the church for a candlelight vigil followed by a march to the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. A lantern was launched at the vigil, and there was an emotional reading of the names of each of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando by the Rev. Clarinda Crawford — who is also the Good Samaritan Program director at LUM. Find more about the vigil — NEWS story | VIDEO of the reading of the names | more PHOTOS.

LUM staff attended the events and encourage you to keep the victims, survivors and their families in your prayers — and take action to make our world a more loving and caring place.


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