Gun Violence Awareness Day

Thursday, December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017 is also the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, CT. Large and small-scale shootings have taken place every single day in our nation these 5 years. And yet, while hundreds of thousands of American men, women and children have been killed, injured and traumatized by gun violence, our legislators have done virtually nothing to make us safer, and gun violence remains "taboo" in public discourse.  This must change.
As a church, as people of faith, as followers of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, we grieve, we pray, and we hope for change. Join Presbyterians across the nation in prayer and action during the second week of Advent; the week the prophets cry out for us to prepare a way for God's presence to come among us and bring us comfort.
Download our free Gun Violence Prevention Congregational Toolkit to access educational, worship and pastoral resources; local organizations to partner with; an order of service for a vigil and for an "Offering of Letters" service, and much more.
You may also download free "No Guns in God's House" signs. If your congregation chooses to post these (or similar) signs, host a vigil or take action against gun violence, please let us know!  Email us at