1. Bishop Carter’s immediate response to the shooting in Parkland can be found here

2. Bishop Carter’s call for congregational response can be found here, which includes a reading of his brief statement above, a reading of the names of the victims in worship, and a challenge to the Conference to send 5,000 letters.

3. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence was founded in 1974 by the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society, and is an advocacy group focused on stemming gun violence in the country. 

4. General Board of Church and Society: The GBCS  website offers resources for churches.  There is bulletin insert, Faith and Facts Card on Gun Violence prevention, a guide for pastors to lead conversations as well as a 3 part Bible Study on Gun Violence.  You can find these resources here.