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Prayer vigil for Orlando in Headwaters Park

<p>By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel</p><p>About 50 people attended the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park. During the vigil, speakers said we should not be afraid to help people because they may be different from you.</p>

By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel

About 50 people attended the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park. During the vigil, speakers said we should not be afraid to help people because they may be different from you.

<p>By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel</p><p>From left, Matt Reibs, 20, and Christian Albertson, 22, embrace after the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park.</p>

By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel

From left, Matt Reibs, 20, and Christian Albertson, 22, embrace after the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park.

<p>By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel</p><p>Erin Williams, 34, places a white flower on top of others during the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park.</p>

By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel

Erin Williams, 34, places a white flower on top of others during the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park.

" href="http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/storyimage/SE/20160615/ARTICLE/306159945/EP/1/3/EP-306159945.jpg&MaxW=540"> <p>By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel</p><p>Susie Nelson, 68, sings along to " />

By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel

Susie Nelson, 68, sings along to "Our God" on Wednesday at the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., at Headwaters Park. Executive Pastor Roger Reece said they wanted to lift the community of Orlando, as well as the community of Fort Wayne.

<p>By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel</p><p>During the prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County Executive Pastor Roger Reece read the first names of the victims who were among the 49 killed Sunday, and a flower was placed for each name. Forty-nine flowers were put in the center of the vigil around a candle.</p>

By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel

During the prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County Executive Pastor Roger Reece read the first names of the victims who were among the 49 killed Sunday, and a flower was placed for each name. Forty-nine flowers were put in the center of the vigil around a candle.

" href="http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/storyimage/SE/20160615/ARTICLE/306159945/EP/1/5/EP-306159945.jpg&MaxW=540"> <p>By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel</p><p>The Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park began with the song " />

By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel

The Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park began with the song "Our God." Attendees received sheets with the lyrics on them to sing along to a live band.

<p>By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel</p><p>Bishop Crystal Bush, 65, left, and Christian Albertson, 22, right, console Matt Reibs, 20, after the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park. Bush said during the service that it was time to be neighborly to our neighbors.</p>

By Breanna Daugherty of The News-Sentinel

Bishop Crystal Bush, 65, left, and Christian Albertson, 22, right, console Matt Reibs, 20, after the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park. Bush said during the service that it was time to be neighborly to our neighbors.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:43 pm

About 50 people attended the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's prayer vigil for Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday at Headwaters Park, 333 N. Clinton St.Several staff members of the Associated Churches expressed their feelings about what the killing of 49 by a lone gunman during a three-hour rampage at Pulse dance club before he was killed by police.

Bishop Crystal Bush, 65, said it was time to be neighborly to our neighbors.

Others said that love will prevail over evil, and we need to not be afraid to help those who may be different from us.

      

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