Prayer service for Charlottesville planned at town’s caboose Sunday
Farmville Mayor David Whitus is working with clergy in the town of Farmville to create “a time of prayer as a community” following deadly protests Saturday in downtown Charlottesville.
“In response to the events and deaths this weekend in Charlottesville, the mayor of Farmville, David Whitus, and I have just been in conversation. We would like to invite you and your congregation to join us for a time of prayer as a community,” said Michael Kendall, lead pastor at Farmville United Methodist Church in Farmville in an email to area clergy.
The event is planned for Sunday at 6 p.m. in downtown Farmville at the town’s caboose, located at the Main Street Plaza at High Bridge Trail on North Main Street.
One person was killed while several were wounded when a vehicle plowed through a crowded downtown Charlottesville street Saturday, before two Virginia State Police staff were killed when a helicopter crashed near Charlottesville. No foul play is suspected in connection with the helicopter crash.
Violence ensued Saturday when hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members sparred and fought with counterprotesters Saturday in Charlottesville.
The Sunday event is free and open to the public.