Our Peachtree Corners community will host a non-denominational CHILDREN'S PEACE SERVICE on Thursday, 20th, 2012 at 5PM atthe Simpsonwood United Methodist Church Gymnasium. (Note: Due to theforecast, we've changed the location.)
Please wear white and bring candles for adults, bubbles for children. We will pray, sing, and read letters to our friends in Connecticut. We will send the video of our service to the Sandy Hook Elementary community. This is a chance to grieve together as a family and community in a way that's safe for children.
When choosing whether or not to attend with your children, please know we will mention “the tragedy,” “the disaster,” “the sad events, etc.” We will not say “gun” or “shooting” or other graphic terms. We will pray for “people we lost,” but we will not say “dead.” The tone of the service will be poignant, hopeful, comforting, and peaceful. Weare not anti-anything. The service will not have soundbites, agendas, platforms, orspin. We will feature innocent children loving other innocent children.
We hope to navigate a thin line between honoring those who perished and protecting our own children from unnecessary violence. If you have questions about specific content or want to add your gifts to our story, there are many ways to help.