Bishop urges prayer, action after school shooting


October 23, 2013

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UMNS)

“Once again, a gun has ended up in a school with deadly consequences,” writes Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr. of the California-Nevada Annual (regional) Conference.

Brown was referring to the shooting Oct. 22 at a Sparks, Nev., middle school that resulted in the death of a teacher and injuries to students as well as the death of the shooter, also a student.

“Join me in prayer for Pastor Gary Pope-Sears and the faithful people of Sparks United Methodist Church, and other faith communities, as they minister to the people of Sparks during this difficult time.”

Read Bishop Brown's full statement HERE.

Click HERE for resources on responding to violence from the United Methodist Church.