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Churches Step Up in Dallas, and the Media Pays Attention

We have all heard about the terrible news in Dallas recently, but even the secular press is starting to notice some good news—churches banding together to provide love and support. BuzzFeed News reports that "Dallas Churches Are Providing Comfort to a Grieving City." In the article they show how four churches are reaching out to the community and providing a place for the city to turn to faith.

The Dallas Morning News reports on the event that Watermark Community Church organized to provide a time for mourning. Even the rain did not stop over 1,000 people from attending this event put on by this church. NPR noted the work Dallas churches are doing to help the community.

The story says, "At an interfaith service at Concord Church, a predominantly black megachurch in suburban Dallas, pastor the Rev. Bryan Carter says the ambush of the Dallas police officers and the other shootings have made people feel unsafe. 'Fear can be incredibly crippling,' he says. 'But as people of faith, as believers in Jesus Christ, we understand that when our fear tries to take hold of us, we must look to our faith.'"

Possible Preaching Angle:

Churches shining the light of Christ in a dark world—don't let people tell you there's only bad news out there.


Staff, “Dallas Churches Are Providing Comfort To A Grieving City,” BuzzFeed (7/10/16)

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