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


Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar

New England Conference, United Methodist Church


Rev. Dr. Jim Antal

Minister and President

Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ


Metropolitan Methodios

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston



Resources and Remarks from Individuals, Denominations and Organizations


Remarks By President Obama at Sandy Hook Interfaith Prayer Vigil

Newtown High School, Newtown, Connecticut


General Board of Discipleship

United Methodist Church


Presbyterian Church (USA)


United Church of Christ


Metropolis of Boston
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America


North Carolina Council of Churches


Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence


Beacon Press: Free Copies of Books About Death and Grieving


School Social Work Association of America


The Fred Rogers Company


Special Conference Call: Ministerial Responses in the Aftermath of Violence


Rev. J. Mary Luti

A retired seminary professor

United Church of Christ


Rev. Anne Robertson

Executive Director, Massachusetts Bible Society





Rev. Emily C. Heath

Clergy of the United Church of Christ

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Rev. James K. Honig

Writer and Pastor


Pastor Rachel Manke

First Lutheran Church, Malden


Rev. Tim Schenck

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, Hingham


Rev. Rich Simpson, Rector

St. Francis Episcopal Church, Holden


Rev. Vicki Kemper

First Congregational Church, UCC of Amherst, MA


Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church in Southbridge, Massachusetts


Pastor Jonathan Chechile

First Baptist Church, Medfield


Rev Ian Lynch and Dawn Adams

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


Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein

First Parish Unitarian Church in Norwell, MA


Rev. Quentin Chin

First Baptist Church, Pittsfield, MA



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