Church services mark one month after tornadoes

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Tuesday marked one month milestone since December’s 11th’s tornadoes. Through Christmas spirit and New Year’s Cheer, people here still feel the grief that lingers in the winter air.

Christ Episcopal Church spent the night hurting and healing together.

Christ Episcopal Church’s Deacon Kellie Mysinger said, “It’s important to mark that it’s been a month. It’s been a very full month.”

Unlike the tornadoes, recovering from a natural disaster like this does not happen overnight.

Christ Episcopal Church’s The Very Reverend Becca Kello said, “The Christian church our community just wanted to take some time, marking a month from the tornado to collectively grieve and mourn and to remember all the hope that we do have.”

Services like this are the first steps towards a long-term healing process.

Leaders from churches throughout downtown Bowling Green came to the service.

United Methodist Church’s Reverend Craig Tuck said, “Even though things are difficult, and for some folks very difficult, somehow we’re going to get through this together.”

Mysinger said, “It’s gonna be a long road, but it’s good to come together as a community to [heal].”

Kello added, “Even when it feels like there’s so much more work to be done, we do have hope.”