A few responses to the crisis:
DENVER FIRST CHURCH:
We have offered our facility and pastoral support to the Aurora PD if they need it.
Denver Sharefest is still encouraging people and K-LOVE listeners to come down to WILLIAM ROBERTS School in Denver (2100 Akron Way) to join them in praying for the community. William Roberts is 6miles from the theatre
Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church beginning at 2pm will be having licensed counselors on site of their church for immediate Family and those present at the shooting
o 303-344-0226 is the church number (Chris Hayes is a youth pastor)
o They are also having a prayer vigil tonight at 6pm
Focus on the Family FREE Booklet: "Parenting in the Midst of Crisis"
Why God? Pastor Steve Curtis
Pastor Shawn Siegfreid, Denver First Church
Level Ground at the Foot of the Cross
Tragic Phone Call
Kelli's Text Message
Practical steps to take to help you cope with National events
1.Pray and read your Bible, read about those who faced trials, difficulties so that you may find comfort and peace. Pray even when you don’t know what’s or the how’s, be assured His Holy Spirit will help you
Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter, He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. (The Message Bible)
2.Give yourself and your family a break from the news reports. Watch movies, play music or play games with your Kids.
Don't leave your friends or your parents' friend and run home to your family when things get rough; better a nearby friend than a distant family.
3.Take some time for yourself to process the very changing events.
Grow a wise heart—you'll do yourself a favor; keep a clear head—you'll find a good life.
4.Talk to a friend, neighbor or your Pastor or someone about what you are feeling, your thoughts and your emotions. We all will have some grieving to do and that’s OK
I went about mourning as though for my friend or brother. I bowed my head in grief as though weeping for my mother.
5.Take care of yourself. Eat properly, exercise and give your brain a break
I said to myself, "Relax and rest”. God has showered you with blessings