Local Church Holds Candlelight Vigil for Connecticut Victims

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by Whitney LB Miller

ANCHORAGE - Across the nation many are still in shock after the tragic mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  Anchorage residents joined together Monday evening with Anchorage Faith and Action Congregations Together (AFACT) at Central Lutheran Church for a candle light vigil.

"We want to tell the people in Newtown that they are not alone, that we are with you," said Pastor Lisa Smith-Fiegel, AFACT chair. "We want them to know we care about them."

Smith-Fiegel says grieving together is an important part of the healing process.

Families lined up to light candles and sing hymns while reflecting to spoken prayers.  Attendees signed a large card with their well wishes and prayers; it will be sent to Newtown, Connecticut.

 

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