CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) — Local churches are hosting healing services aiming to bring the community together after an emotional election. They tell FOX 46 Charlotte now is the opportunity to exercise faith.
People lined up at Avondale Presbyterian Church to vote on election day, then gathered Wednesday for a healing service once the results were announced.
“I look at the eyes and see there is grief work,” said Pastor John Earle of Avondale Presbyterian Church. “But let’s be honest…no matter the outcome there was going to be grief work on both sides.”
Whatever the outcome of the Presidential Race, Pastor Earle knew he had to offer a healing service to unite a people divided.
“We need to move forward as a nation that were divide over the past several months,” said Pastor Earle.
Pastor Horatious Harris of New Birth Empowerment Church also holding a community social event to discuss the emotions of the election.
“It’s not who is in the oval office,” said Pastor Harris. “At the end of the day you want to make sure you have your faith in God not in man.”
He tells FOX 46 Charlotte unity and healing won’t come quickly, but it’s a pastor’s job to provide hope to a hurting community.
“If you feel like it’s dark, then that’s a great time to be the light,” said Pastor Harris.