Friday, June 14, 2013

In wake of tragedy, houses of worship bring Newtown closer

Pastor Rob Morris is photographed at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown on 6/12/2013. Photo by Arnold Gold
NEWTOWN >> The first few Sundays after the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook school shooting, members of Christ the King Lutheran Church formed a hugging line.
Messages of condolence replaced greetings of peace, and church members held on a little more tightly to their neighbors.
“People drew together amazingly to support each other,” Pastor Rob Morris said of the days after the school attack left 26 students and staff members dead. “When you go through a trauma like that together, that’s a shared experience that doesn’t get taken off the books.”

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