Triad Holding Prayer Services, Stuffed Animal Drives For People Of Newtown

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Triad -- Since the news of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 20 children and six adults, everyone has been moved to do something.

And as with any tragedy that hits people across the globe, many are inspired to do something to ease the pain of the family and friends left behind to grieve.

There are prayer services and stuffed animal drives planned for the people of Newtown.

Prayer/Memorial Services:

7pm - Tuesday, December 18 High Point Poilce Department held a community vigil at the police headquarters on Leonard Ave. in High Point.

7:00pm on Thursday, December 20 -- An Interfaith Memorial Service in memory of all those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newton, CT.  The service will include: a candle lighting, prayers, poems and music and will be led by various clergy leaders in Greensboro. Location: Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Road.

7:30pm on Thursday, December 20 --  The Rock Church is holding a vigil. Prayer, singing and lighting of 26 candles, one for each victim killed. Location: 1901 Barnes St., Reidsville.

Friday, Decebmer 21-- Starmount Presbyterian Church will hold a Prayer Service to remember those lives lost in Newtown, CT. The sanctuary will be open from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. with the service being held from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Bagpipes will be played outside as people arrive between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m. The service will include a moment of silence and tolling of the bells (26 - one for each victim) at 9:30 a.m. as requested by Governor Malloy of CT. The service will also include the singing of the hymn text, A Prayer for Our Children, written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette in response to the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999; scripture and a responsive reading. For more information, please call Starmount Presbyterian Church at (336) 299-8131.

Ongoing Events:
Now through January 14 -- Stuffed Animal Drive - Ange'le' Simpson's Church of Fruit of the Spirit Ministries. If interested call: 336-379-1056, church located at: 1401 S. Elm Eugene St, Greensboro.

Bear Hugs for Newtown-- Teddy Bears, blankets wanted to sent to Newtown by Christmas. If interested in donating call: 336-991-6865


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