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Accomack County Church Launches 'Stop the Violence Project'

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TEMPERANCEVILLE, Va.- The Jerusalem Baptist Church in Temperanceville has launched a "Stop the Violence Project" in response to recent murders in four Accomack County communities, all occurring within a three-month period. 

Church leaders noted that in addition, there have been more than five murders over a little more than two years and others spanning back as far as seven years. This project is targeted to speak out and express a collective unified stand that the violence needs to stop and it's time to talk about change, church leaders said in a press release. 

A town hall meeting is planned with area churches and community members to discuss the impact that the murders have had on the families, the community and the churches that stand as a beacon of light and hope. Various members of those families will share their stories, offer support and share how they have survived the ordeal of losing a loved one to violence.

This town hall meeting will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 10011 Jerusalem Road in Temperanceville. For further information contact Minister Brian White at (757) 894-3755 or Pastor Linda Stevens at (804) 627-2841.

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