I contacted Southbury Baptist Church, which Baptist Press said was on the front lines of our efforts to minister to the Newtown Community. It is, I believe, the closest Southern Baptist church to Sandy Hook. I received a letter from John Rowe a few days later (I’m guessing they are inundated) and I would share this letter with the Voices community. There are some prayer requests and information on more tangible help. Here is John’s letter:
- Grace and healing for the families of victims and the Newtown community
- Opportunities for chaplains and pastors to make connections and minister to those who are hurting
- Long-term opportunities for ministry
BCNE Victim Relief Fund
BCNE, 87 Lincoln St, Northborough, MA 01532
If your church or anyone in the congregation would like to write cards of sympathy and support to the community, please address them to Southbury Baptist Church, 114 Roxbury Road, Southbury CT 06488-1234. We will distribute to the community. If you would like to address a certain group like (ex. teachers, first responders, etc), please indicate so on the envelope.