Night of Prayer for students remembering school shooting victims and recent local teen deaths

Published 9:37 am Wednesday, February 21, 2018

To The Leader

C-Students, a ministry of Community Church, located at 3400 Martin Luther King Junior Drive in Orange, is holding a city wide candlelight night of prayer at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 23.

Students from surrounding public and private schools will come together for a night of prayer and reflection. The evening is being called “Not Alone”. The night will focus on awareness, prayer and hope.

This night comes in the wake of recent school shootings in Parkland, Florida as well as one fatal teen auto accident and two recent teen suicides in the local Orange County area.

“Students need a place to reach out and connect, they need to be reminded that amidst darkness, there is hope,” said Pastor Fabian Miranda, student pastor at Community Church in Orange.

The night of prayer is open to all area students, 6th-12th grade.

“It is important for students to see families in their community come together in times of tragedy,” said fellow student pastor, Trent Bickham. “They need to have positive outlets to deal with difficult circumstances, even when it’s easier to just sweep things under the rug.”

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the evening with their students. The “Not Alone” Night Of Prayer will start at 7 p.m. and end at approximately 8 p.m. Students are encouraged to invite fellow students to attend with them. Student pastors, mentors and leaders will be available to the students of our community. Pastor Miranda reminds us, “We are here to work with students, parents, families, churches and school staff to provide a safe place of hope for the students of our community. It’s more important than many will ever know.”