Dallas, TX – A vigil was held at Northaven United Methodist Church on Thursday, Sept. 10 at to remember 175 Black lives that have been taken by brutality and injustice. There was an artistic performance by a local fitness organization along with a discussion led by local faith leaders, Rev. Ray Jordan, Rev. Robin Murray, Heather Mustain (MDiv), and Craig Howard (MDiv). The event ended with saying the names of those who have lost their lives to systemic racism.

            The vigil was held by a memorial that has been constructed by the local SayTheirNamesMemorial that is near the church’s Celebration Garden. The team includes Paula Minnis, Emily Clarke, and Alicia Rico.  The Church has been projecting the names of those who have suffered loss of life from police brutality on its building nightly.

            Northaven describes the Church on its website as “a vibrant, progressive congregation . . . Because we believe that God’s love in Jesus Christ has broken down the walls that divide us, we seek to embody that love in our congregation and welcome people of all races, sexual orientations, and economic circumstances. (Dallas Voice – David Taffet at https://dallasvoice.com/1000323309-2/)