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Texas church survivors and supporters hold services one week after mass shooting

The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, held a service today away from its sanctuary, a week after it was the scene of one of the worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history.

The few dozen congregants relocated a half-mile away for their Sunday services and saw their ranks swell by hundreds, as people from near and far flocked under a propped-up tent at a baseball field to start healing.

Together, they mourned the loss of 26 people — mostly children and an infant — killed by Devin Patrick Kelley, who wore tactical gear and a gold skull-faced mask as he unloaded on helpless congregants with a hi-powered rifle.

He also injured 20 people before attempting to make a getaway. He died after being chased down by two Good Samaritans, when, local authorities said, he crashed his truck and turned the gun on himself.

The

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Texas church survivors and supporters hold services 1 week after mass shooting

The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, held a service today away from its sanctuary, a week after it was the scene of one of the worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history.

The few dozen congregants relocated a half-mile away for their Sunday services and saw their ranks swell by hundreds, as people from near and far flocked under a propped-up tent at a baseball field to start healing.

Together, they mourned the loss of 26 people — mostly children and an infant — killed by Devin Patrick Kelley, who wore tactical gear and a gold skull-faced mask as he unloaded on helpless congregants with a hi-powered rifle.

He also injured 20 people before attempting to make a getaway. He died after being chased down by two Good Samaritans, when, local authorities said, he crashed his truck and turned the gun on himself.

The

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-church-survivors-supporters-congregate-week-mass-shooting/story?id=51101257

Fathomable: Mass Shooting Inside Texas Church During Services

Reports right now: More than twenty wounded, nearly 30 dead. “Unfathomable,” says CNN”s Brian Steltler. Yeah, no. At this point Americans can fathom the shit out of this shit. Fathom? Yup. Do something about? Nope. Oh, and Texas passed an open carry law a couple of years back that made it legal to carry weapons into churches. Odds are there were plenty of “good guys with guns” in those pews.

And the trolls are already popping off on Twitter…

Antioch congregation returns for services days after mass shooting

ANTIOCH, Tenn. — Just days after a mass shooting inside their middle Tennessee church, members of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ gathered Wednesday evening for regular services.

Despite all that these churchgoers turned mourners have gone through these past few days, they still gathered to pray and continue to heal together.

“Father we pray you’ll be with our loved ones in the hospital even beyond the ones in the tragic accident this weekend.”

“They can overcome these injuries be with the doctors and nurses that wait upon them.”

Danny Carter took the lead as Minister Joey Spann continues to recover.

Some of the victims who were injured when a lone gunmen entered the church, like Catherine Dickerson, were also in attendance.

“Continue to bless our service men, our police department, fire department, all the safety forces we have in this country,” Carter prayed. “We pray you’ll continue to watch over this congregation and be with all

Read more at: http://wreg.com/2017/09/28/antioch-congregation-returns-for-services-days-after-mass-shooting/

First of several services marks year since Pulse nightclub mass shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. — Church bells throughout Orlando will ring 49 times at noon Monday, a year after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Gov. Rick Scott ordered U.S. flags around Florida to be flown at half-staff, a giant rainbow flag will be unveiled at the Orange County government building, and three separate services at the Pulse nightclub will be held as well as a large evening gathering in the heart of downtown Orlando to honor the 49 patrons massacred at the gay nightclub.

The first service, closed to the public, was held for survivors, local officials and club employees, overlapping with the exact time gunman Omar Mateen began firing shots — a little after 2 a.m. on June 12, 2016 — during “Latin Night” at Pulse, reports CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV.

“Just after 1 a.m. the angels walked through the parking lot and surrounded the nightclub,” the station says.

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Services will mark 1 year since Pulse nightclub massacre

ORLANDO, Fla. — Church bells will toll throughout the Orlando area as residents reflect on the 49 patrons killed during a massacre at Pulse nightclub in the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

Starting in the early hours Monday, and continuing almost 24 hours later, survivors, victims’ families, city officials and central Florida residents will remember the victims with four services.

Hundreds gathered on Saturday morning at the city’s Wadeview Park to participate in the “CommUNITY Rainbow Run” 4.9K race. Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma waved a sign as runners passed by that read: “We will not let hate win,” CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG reports.

Poma said community members are leaning on each other as the first anniversary of the shooting approaches.

“Orlando will always show how united we are,” she told the station.

Monday’s first service is closed to the public, and it’s being

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Memorial services for woman killed in University City mass shooting

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – A memorial service was held for the 35-year-old mother who was killed in a mass shooting in University City Saturday.

Hundreds gathered, including family, friends, community members and local leaders to celebrate Monique Clark’s life at the Rock Church in Point Loma.

Loved ones say she will always be remembered as being curious, feisty, and passionate about her family, especially her three young daughters, ages 13, 11 and 2.

“She was an amazing mom and she had gone through some hardship in her life, but the last three years have been the happiest of her life,” Pastor Mickey Stoner, Rock Church said.

On April 30th, the mother of three was on her way to work as a security guard at the airport. She had just dropped by a friend’s poolside birthday party at the La Jolla Crossing apartment complex when 49-year-old Peter Selis opened fire, killing Monique and injuring

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