The Newtown Connecticut School Shooting

Resources for Reflection, Worship,

and Helping Children Understand

 

Statements from Massachusetts Church Leaders:

 

Bishop Jim Hazelwood

New England Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

http://www.bishoponabike.com/blog

 

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar

New England Conference, United Methodist Church

http://www.neumc.org/pages/detail/756

 

Rev. Dr. Jim Antal

Minister and President

Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ

http://macucc.org/blogs/detail/209

 

Metropolitan Methodios

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston

http://www.boston.goarch.org/news/metropolis_news/2012/1053.html

 

 

Resources and Remarks from Individuals, Denominations and Organizations

 

Remarks By President Obama at Sandy Hook Interfaith Prayer Vigil

Newtown High School, Newtown, Connecticut

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/12/16/remarks-president-sandy-hook-interfaith-prayer-vigil

 

General Board of Discipleship

United Methodist Church

http://www.gbod.org/site/c.nhLRJ2PMKsG/b.7996335/k.9554/School_Violence.htm

 

Presbyterian Church (USA)

http://www.pcusa.org/browse/resources-resource/tag/gun%20violence/

 

United Church of Christ

http://www.ucc.org/news/connecticut-weeps-for-the.html

 

Metropolis of Boston
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
http://www.boston.goarch.org/news/1055/12_2012_newtown_tragedy.html

 

North Carolina Council of Churches

http://www.ncchurches.org/2012/12/lectionary-on-gun-violence/

 

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

http://www.bradycenter.org/advocates/faith

 

Beacon Press: Free Copies of Books About Death and Grieving

http://www.beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2012/12/free-copies-of-books-about-death-and-grieving.html

 

School Social Work Association of America

http://sswaa.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=500

 

The Fred Rogers Company  

http://www.fredrogers.org/new-site/par-tragic-events.html

 

Special Conference Call: Ministerial Responses in the Aftermath of Violence

http://ants.edu/calendar/event/ministerial-responses-in-the-aftermath

 

Rev. J. Mary Luti

A retired seminary professor

United Church of Christ

http://sicutlocutusest.com/

 

Rev. Anne Robertson

Executive Director, Massachusetts Bible Society

http://www.massbible.org/node/2133

 

 

Sermons

 

Rev. Emily C. Heath

Clergy of the United Church of Christ

Huffington Post Blog

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/gaudete-sunday-how-can-yo_b_2311807.html?fb_action_ids=10100193498753788&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%2210100193498753788%22%3A519585191399971}&action_type_map={%2210100193498753788%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&action_ref_map=[]&utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

 

Rev. James K. Honig

Writer and Pastor

http://jameskhonig.com/2012/12/15/rejoice-how-can-we/

 

Pastor Rachel Manke

First Lutheran Church, Malden

http://ukulelepastah.livejournal.com/976.html

 

Rev. Tim Schenck

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, Hingham

http://frtim.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/even-the-angels-weep/

 

Rev. Rich Simpson, Rector

St. Francis Episcopal Church, Holden

http://rmsimpson.blogspot.com/

 

Rev. Vicki Kemper

First Congregational Church, UCC of Amherst, MA

http://firstchurchamherst.org/sermons/past_srmns_12_12_16.html

 

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church in Southbridge, Massachusetts

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fr-petermichael-preble/making-sense-of-it-all_b_2312136.html

 

Pastor Jonathan Chechile

First Baptist Church, Medfield

http://aslowrevival.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-response-to-newtown-ct-tragedy.html

 

Rev Ian Lynch and Dawn Adams

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Brimfield, MA

http://yourlisten.com/channel/content/16934404/Have_You_Felt_Joy

 

Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein

First Parish Unitarian Church in Norwell, MA

http://96941.podomatic.com/entry/2012-12-17T17_39_25-08_00

 

Rev. Quentin Chin

First Baptist Church, Pittsfield, MA

http://quentinchin.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/rachels-tears/

 

 

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