Nine white candles burned on a spare altar. Nine tolls of the church bell broke the silence.
They were in remembrance of the nine victims of the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. on June 17: Cynthia Hurd, Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Rev. Clementa Pinkney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton, and Myra Thompson.