|Updated: 5/24 5:00 pm
||Published: 5/22 3:06 pm
Governor Mary Fallin announced a memorial and prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. this Sunday, May 26, at the First Baptist Church in Moore, Oklahoma.
The service will honor and remember the victims of the May 20 tornado that killed 24 people in Moore and the May 19 tornado that killed 2 in Shawnee. It is open to the public.
“The people of Oklahoma are resilient,” said Governor Fallin. “The grief we are experiencing right now is indescribable. But we have seen tragedy before, and we have recovered and emerged as stronger people and a stronger state.
“This Sunday, I invite the families of those affected by these terrible tragedies, the people of Moore and Shawnee, the state of Oklahoma and all of those who have sent us their thoughts and prayers to attend this memorial service.
Together, we can honor those we have lost, pray for those they left behind, and begin to heal together.”
A prayer service entitled, “Oklahoma Strong: Coming Together in Faith,” will be held Sunday, May 26, for the victims of the May tornadoes in Oklahoma. It will be a music and worship service designed to promote healing for the Oklahoma community.
The service will take place at the First Baptist Church in Moore, Oklahoma, located at 301 NE 27th St, Moore, OK. The service begins at 6 PM central.
There is no parking at First Baptist Church. Those who wish to attend the service MUST park at the Crossroads Mall parking lot, located at 7000 Crossroads Blvd, Oklahoma City.
Shuttles will be available, beginning at 4:30 PM, to take members of the public to the service.
First Baptist Church has a capacity of 4,500 people. Seating is first come, first serve. Seating on the ground floor of the church will be reserved for those who were victims of the May tornadoes. Seating for the general public will be in the balcony area and the church fellowship hall.
Overflow seating will be available at the nearby Westmoore High School, located at 12613 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City. Both locations are open to the public.