Tulsa Church Cancels Support Gathering After Fatal Police Shooting


Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 11:42 am
By: News On 6


UPDATE: The gathering has been canceled because a city-wide Vigil for Justice will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Metropolitan Baptist Church.

People looking for an outlet of support after a police officer shot and killed Terence Crutcher can find it at the Metropolitan Baptist Church.

All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa had originally planned to hold a service at its facility Wednesday called "Hope, rage, and resilience," but decided to stand with other churches in north Tulsa.

Starting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the Metropolitan Baptist Church at 1228 West Apache Street, Tulsa, OK 74127, a service called "Vigil for Justice, Cries of the Community: A Time to Lament," will be held.

All Souls said it will hold its "Hope, rage, and resilience," service Sunday. Organizers said since police released the video of the shooting, many people are angry and shocked, so they want to provide a space to come together.

Since the shooting the Crutcher family has asked that all protests be done peacefully, and organizers say that is their goal too.

9/20/2016 Related Story: Tulsa Mayor Asks For Patience In Terence Crutcher Shooting Investigation

"It is difficult to navigate all of the emotions we are feeling and to always have love come out on top," the church said in an announcement. "All Souls Church joins with the family in promoting non-violent action as a means for change, and we will continue to demand transparent and accountable law enforcement."

The service starts at 10:00 Sunday morning and again at 11:30 a.m.

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A separate vigil is being held Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Harmony Church in Kiefer, The vigil is open to any who wish to attend.

Harmony Church is located at 501 West Adams Avenue, Kiefer, OK 74041.