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Churches in Roseburg Hold Services to Remember Shooting Victims

Posted on 06 October 2015 by KWBG

Scott Olson/Getty Images(ROSEBURG, Ore.) — Religious services are taking place in Roseburg, Oregon to remember those killed in an Oregon community college shooting.

Family and friends of victims from Thursday’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College gathered for religious services on Sunday to remember the nine people who were killed.

Churches in Roseburg have opened there doors to anyone who needs to grieve, including Pastor Tim Powlison of the New Life Christian Center who said he was “broken-hearted in every imaginable way.”

“People are in shock,” he said. “Still in shock.”

According to witnesses of the shooting, the shooter was targeting Christians specifically.

“I think our response as a church needs to be the response of Jesus, and that is to love those…to love them,” he said. “And, to let them know that we don’t hate people.  We don’t hate them.”

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