August 15, 2020
What should have been a cause of celebration became a tragedy. Twenty-nine-year-old Terri Taylor was killed in a drive-by shooting at a birthday party held on Catalpa Dr., Wednesday, August 12th. Three others were also shot but are recovering. Police believe the gathering was targeted, not random. How tragic this must be for all who came together to celebrate life and now will always remember this day because of an act of violence. Let us remember all of them, especially Terri’s loved ones. God of the Sorrowing, we pray for Terri and for all those affected by her tragic death. May you wipe away the tears from their faces. For Terri, death came as a thief in the night. May she be experiencing new life in your kingdom. From this tragedy may we find courage to battle the violence that seeks to destroy our neighborhoods, our city. As faith-filled people, we commend the spirit of Terri into your hands. Amen.