We, the members of Vale United Methodist Church, condemn the violence in Washington, D.C. and at our nation’s Capitol Building that caused the destruction of property, injuries, and loss of life on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Vale United Methodist Church calls on our leaders and those in authority to prosecute violations to the fullest extent of the law. Vale Church also calls on our community to pray for unity and a better way forward as we mourn the destruction in the Capitol, injuries sustained and the loss of life on January 6. May we all enter into this New Year committed to listening to our neighbor, learning what we can, speaking for those that are not heard, and acting in positive ways.