Our rate of violence is up. Our rate of homicides is up. And, as the people of God, we are not immune. Mass shootings have become a recurring part of American life and religious institutions a recurring setting. As people of faith, we must not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with goodwill. Therefore, we are asking you to pray for CMPD and other public safety officials and our beloved city. We believe that prayer will create a foundation from which to face and address the challenges ahead with wisdom and courage.
Will you commit to being 1 of 30 congregations to pray for your first responders and for your neighbors in our city and county? Then join “30 for 30” - 30 congregations for 30 straight days of prayer, each congregation taking one day to pray, beginning
Monday, May 13
Monday, June 10
If you are willing to commit to 30 for 30, please respond to Officer Antoine Patterson,
Volunteer Liaison Officer
or 704-619-5211. Officer Patterson will schedule and confirm your “30 for 30” single day of prayer. He will need your name, title, congregation name, address, email, and phone. Thank you for being a part of CMPD’s 30 for 30. Also feel free to forward this email to your colleagues in ministry.
The Rev. K. Frances Cook-Mahood,
Deputy Chief Estella Patterson,
Support Services Group