Highview Christian Fellowship
HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP To Hold Town-Hall Style Bible Study, Discuss Sandy Hook Tragedy
FAIRFAX, Va. (Dec. 17)— Highview Christian Fellowship will hold a community town-hall style Bible study at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the church to discuss the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The event will give the community an opportunity to reflect on last week’s mass shooting at the Newtown, Conn. school, which claimed the lives of 20 students and six teachers. It is important for people to learn to pay attention to the pain of young people to prevent similar events from taking place in the future, according to Bishop Phillip O. Thomas, senior pastor of Highview Christian Fellowship in Fairfax, Va. Steps can be taken to provide help to those who are troubled, he said.Thomas invites people from all walks of life to attend the Dec. 19 Bible study. “I’m hoping we will take away from the discussion that the hope for helplessness is revelation from
Jesus Christ,” he said.
Thomas will encourage community members to talk about what parents should say to their children about last week’s shooting. A feeling of hopelessness can sometimes draw members of a community closer to each other and to God, he said. It is important for Christians to come together and talk about what their response should be to the tragedy. God gave us the capacity to be resilient in difficult circumstances and to love our neighbors, Thomas said. Failure to inform the public about this capability can lead to trouble in our local community, he said. Christians need to know when it is time to take action to help our fellow
citizens, Thomas said. God’s people can help others become resilient in tragic situations.
In addition, Highview Christian Fellowship will collect food and toys for needy children during the Dec. 19 event. The donations will be distributed to the Boys and Girls Club of Manassas at 9501 Dean Park Lane, Manassas, Va. between 6 and 7 p.m. the next day. The food and toys can also be dropped off at the church during the week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Highview Christian Fellowship is located on 4100 Hunt Road, Fairfax, Va. 22032.
It is a non-denominational church that has provided world class ministry since it was established in 1900. For more information on the church, please visit highviewcf.org.
Highview Christian Fellowship | 4100 Hunt Road, Fairfax, Va. | (703) 323-6367