Moment of Blessing – Dylan Oman
Join the community to reclaim the space where Dylan Oman’s life was taken.
When: January 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Moments of Blessing is a program of Associated Ministries designed to reclaim spaces where homicides have occurred. Associated Ministries conducts a blessing on the site of nearly every homicide in Pierce County.
The purpose of these gatherings is to pause and remember that a human life was taken at this particular place. We come together as community to pray for all involved in the particular homicide and to reclaim the space as sacred, a place of life. So often spaces are remembered as places of death. We reclaim them as places of life by conducting a prayer service and blessing.
The brief prayer service is designed to offer support to the victim’s family, friends, and the neighboring community while helping to bring closure to the traumatic event. The service includes shared prayer, brief readings, and a sprinkling rite. Family, friends and neighbors are invited to share their memories and reflections.