Vigils planned in Lynchburg, Roanoke to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville

Prayer circle around impromptu vigil for the woman who died and dozens injured after car plowed into them in Charlottesville (Photo: Marissa Parra)


The vigil in Roanoke has been moved to the parking lot of First Baptist Church in Gainsboro.

It will be at 6 p.m.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Two vigils have been planned for our area to pray for peace and solidarity after the events in Charlottesville on Saturday.

In Lynchburg, Peakland United Methodist Church is holding a prayer vigil at 5 p.m.

"We will gather in the Sanctuary at 5 p.m. to pray, engage in dialogue and allow the Spirit to guide us as we faithfully respond to what has and is happening in Charlottesville and our nation," they wrote in an email.

Also, in Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea and the faith community are holding a peace and solidarity vigil at 6 p.m. on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge, at the statue.

"The vigil will be a time to remember and pray for those who were injured and killed at the rally in Charlottesville today, and for healing in that community. It will also be an opportunity to affirm Roanoke's commitment to be an inclusive community and to stand united together," the wrote.

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