Vigils and prayer services organized to show support for victims of Orlando attack

An attack on an Orlando nightclub rattled the country. Now, local organizations are putting together prayer services and vigils for the victims of the attack.

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  • | 2:27 p.m. June 13, 2016
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People around the West Orange community have gathered together to support the victims of the attack at the Pulse Orlando club on Sunday. Now, several prayer services and vigils have been organized locally. 

Prayer services and vigils:

Harvest Bible Chapel

7 p.m. Monday, June 13

Night of Prayer at Harvest Bible Chapel, 12120 Chase Road, Windermere. 

Harvest Bible Chapel will be holding a Night of Prayer for those in the community who are looking for a place to pray with others. The gathering will pray for the city of Orlando, for the church and for the church’s response to events happening. 

One Orlando Vigil

7 p.m. Monday, June 13

One Orlando Vigil at the Seneff Arts Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, 455 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando.

Mayor Buddy Dyer will attend to speak at the vigil, and the Gay Orlando Chorus will be joining to participate. Equality Florida has been working closely with the city and federal government to ensure this will be a safe event for those who come out. Multiple partner organizations involved. 

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at First United Methodist Church of Orlando

7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14

Service at First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando. 

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Dr. Phillips will participate in an interfaith service with the First United Methodist Church of Orlando. 

Winter Garden Candlelight Vigil

7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19

Candlelight Vigil at Newton Park, 31 Garden Ave., Winter Garden. 

This vigil held in the city of Winter Garden by the Winter Garden -Rants, Raves and Reviews Facebook group and the Winter Garden Community group. The vigil will be in support of the victims of the Pulse shooting and the LGBT community. It is hosted to honor lives lost in the attack, and the freedom people have to be themselves. 

This list will be updated as more vigils are planned. If you know of a vigil happening in the West Orange community that is not on this list, contact Jennifer Nesslar at [email protected]



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