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Churches Open Doors for Prayer and Support after Washington High School Shooting

  • Russ Jones
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Oct 29
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In the aftermath of the fatal shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, churches are opening their doors to support the grieving community. Hillside Church and AC3 are among those providing a “safe and welcoming space” for students, families and neighbors, according to Christian Today.


Before killing himself, Jaylen Fryberg shot and ultimately murdered three fellow students.


The Grove Church is also offering a place for people to mourn. Its doors are open from 7:30am to 9pm throughout this week and offering breakfast, lunch and snacks free of charge.


“We stand together united and our doors will be open,” the church posted on its Facebook page. “It's a place to come and find support, prayer, counseling, or just hang out and be with others… let's Let Love Win.”


Gia Soriano is among those killed in the shooting. 


“We are devastated by this senseless tragedy,” her family said in a statement. “Gia is our beautiful daughter and words cannot express how much we will miss her.”



Publication date: October 29, 2014