[Posted on Aug 16, 2017 | 467 views]
A sign at Westville Baptist Church in Mathews expresses a thought on many residents’ minds after Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville. Photo by Elsa Verbyla
The Rev. Sven vanBaars, rector of Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, asked parishioners to step out of their boat of perceived safety and into the chaos that God has control over during his sermon on Sunday.
Pastors Patrick and Carmaleta Billups of Relevant Church in Mathews, spoke about Saturday's events in Charlottesville with their congregation on Sunday.
Ken Waclo, pastor of Bellamy United Methodist Church, Gloucester told church members that we are called not to just love our brothers and sisters who are like us, who affirm our beliefs and who think and speak like we do, but all brothers and sisters, after the events that occurred in Charlottesville on Saturday.
Rodney Autry, pastor of Union Baptist Church, Achilles, incorporated Saturday’s events in Charlottesville into his sermon series, “Never Gonna’ Happen” during Sunday service.
The Rev. Van Loomis, pastor of Redeeming Grace Baptist Church in Mathews, included the entire Char- lottesville situation in his pastoral prayer on Sunday.
MarQuita Carmichael, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, titled her sermon Sunday morning, “What Do We Tell Our Children About What Happened Yesterday in Charlottesville?”

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