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The Presbyterian Church of Scipioville dedicates the month of June to the issue of gun violence. The church will host several events to raise awareness of gun violence and facilitate discussion about it.
“The goal is to bring this issue out of the shadows of politics and recognize that gun violence is a public health crisis, a spiritual crisis and something we need to find a way to discuss,” the statement said. church in a press release. “We can no longer afford to pretend that this issue is too political for discussion or solutions.”
The church underwent an intensive five-week study of political, public health and theological approaches to the issue. He has no intention of debating the merits of the 2nd Amendment, he said.
Church events will begin with its annual Psalm Vigil from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. Volunteers will read psalms, prayers, reflections and more during a hybrid devotional taking place at the church’s sanctuary, 3428 Route 34B, Scipio Center, on Zoom and on the church’s Facebook page at facebook .com/scipiopresby.
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At 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, the church will host a service of prayer, lamentation, repentance and hope. It will also be available on Zoom.
Then, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, the church will host a community discussion on gun violence with Acting Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci, Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck, Cayuga County Legislator Cayuga Heidi Nightengale and many more. The discussion aims to include a range of perspectives from community leaders and members.
The service and discussion are free and open to the public.PUBLIS
For more information, including Zoom links, visit scipiovillechurch.org or facebook.com/scipiopresby, or call (315) 364-5110.
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