A Word from Bishop Graves: Florida School Shooting

February 15, 2018

Yesterday we, as a nation and church, shared in a day where love and the cross came together. Many of you were a part of an Ash Wednesday Service. Yet it was a day where we witnessed another school shooting in Florida. The Alabama-West Florida Conference extends our prayers to our neighboring Florida Conference and the families of all those affected by this evil act.

This is the eighteenth violent incident at a school thus far in 2018. We continue to hear this should never happen in United States schools. We need our politicians to address guns in America. We need to address the mental health issues that so many suffer from in our nation. The church needs to do everything it can to help our neighbors know the love of Christ as we journey in the shadows of the cross.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer!

Bishop David Graves
Resident Bishop
Alabama-West Florida Conference