On June 17, 2015, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Cynthia Marie Hurd Graham, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Kibwe Diop Sanders, Rev. Daniel Lee Simmons, Rev. Myra Singleton Quarles Thompson, and the honorable state senator and pastor of the church, Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, were killed during a Bible study at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
They were murdered by a self-avowed white supremacist who was also a member of the ELCA. We have been called upon to remember, to repent, and to study.
Our community joins the prayers and lamentation offered to commemorate the Emanuel Nine. Please join us in prayer through this video of prayers for the Emanuel Nine.