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Churches support community in wake of deadly church shooting in Vestavia Hills

Area church members gather to pray for Saint Stephen's Episcopal
Area church members gather to pray for Saint Stephen's Episcopal
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 9:43 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 10:28 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - In the wake of the deadly shooting at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, churches throughout Birmingham sent their prayers.

Two people were killed in the shooting, and one was injured when Vestavia Hills Police said a lone suspect walked into a small group meeting at the church and opened fire.

First United Methodist Church posted this message on Facebook Thursday night.

“We are praying for our siblings at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church after tonight’s shooting.”

“Lord, in your mercy, help our nation heal the harm we cause and lay down our love of weapons. Amen.”

-Pastor Stephanie.”

We are praying for our siblings at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church after tonight’s shooting. “Lord, in your mercy,...

Posted by First United Methodist Church - Birmingham on Thursday, June 16, 2022

Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church Stephanie Arnold spoke with WBRC about the tragedy and how she and other churches are in prayer and support for Saint Stephen’s.

Stephanie Arnold, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, reacts to deadly church shooting

The Cathedral of Saint Paul writing in a post, “Our hearts go out to all in the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church community in Cahaba Heights.”

Our hearts go out to all in the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church community in Cahaba Heights, following the shooting there...

Posted by Cathedral of Saint Paul on Thursday, June 16, 2022

Our prayers are with the St. Stephen’s Episcopal congregation of Cahaba Heights, who experienced a shooting this evening...

Posted by Highlands United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022

Our prayers go out to the people of Saint Stephens Episcopal Church in Vestavia. We pray that they will feel the presence of the Prince of Peace. 🙏😢

Posted by Eulaton United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022

Our prayers go up for the congregation of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church during this time of great tragedy. May God bless you!

Posted by Dogwood Grove Baptist Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022

A group of area church members also gathered to form a prayer circle in a parking lot in Vestavia Hills Thursday night.

Vestavia Hills church members gather to pray for Saint Stephen's Episcopal

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