October 13 2018

Prayers of Remembrance & Peace: Raising Gun Violence Awareness – Marble Puts Names to Numbers

Marble Church
Saturday, October 13, 2018
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

All are welcome to join us for two special ceremonies as we unveil our new ribbon initiative. On Saturday, October 13, Dr. Michael Bos will share a few words and invited guests and officials will tie the names and ages of victims from the 50 deadliest mass shootings since Columbine in 1999 to the orange ribbons on our fence. On Sunday, October 14, after Worship, the congregation will add green ribbons to the fence to symbolize our individual prayers.

The tragic loss of life from gun violence continues to wound our country. Every year on average over 12,000 people are killed by someone else with a gun and of those, over 1,600 are children or teens. This should not be viewed as normal or acceptable. Therefore, we are placing these orange and green ribbons on our fence to remember the victims and symbolize the prayers we continue to offer for the day when the senseless loss of life to gun violence will end. As followers of One called “the Prince of Peace,” we are committed that peace must be the norm, and therefore as individuals, as congregations, as community leaders, and as law-makers, together we must find a way to end gun violence.
– Dr. Michael Bos

All-Church Event