In response to the recent shootings in Dallas, St. Paul, Baton Rouge and beyond, the island churches will hold a candlelight vigil and march starting at 8 p.m. tonight (Sunday) from the Ocracoke lighthouse to the United Methodist Church on School Road.
Candles will be provided for participants and both church pastors, Rev. Richard Bryant for the Methodist Church, and Rev. Ivey Belch of the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church, will speak.
At the end of the service, (about 8:30), they will offer prayers of blessing for our law enforcement community on the island.
Bryant also will offer words about peace and the need not to meet violence with violence.