Maine congregation prays for Newtown

1:48 AM, Dec 21, 2012   |    comments
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NORTH TURNER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A humble congregation in a small town in Maine wants Sandyhook Elementary and Newtown to know: they have their support.

A candlelight prayer service was held at North Turner Union Presbyterian Church on Thursday evening to remember those who were killed in Newtown, Connecticut last week.

Reverend Lissa Bradford says the church wanted to give people a time and place to find comfort, to grieve, and to begin healing.

"We felt that we needed the people of Sandy Hook Elementary School and the people of Newtown to know that there was a little community in Maine that was praying for them and supporting them," says Bradford. "In the blink of an eye this could have been any community, anywhere, and it was important for us to come together tonight to pray."

After the service, sympathy cards were signed with condolences. The cards will be sent to the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown residents and first responders.


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