Esther Hurlman is a ministerial candidate in the Unitarian Universalist Church in central Kentucky. She says she and other church members are in "shock and grief" for their neighbors in Tennessee.
"We embrace a theology of what affects one of us, affects all of us," says Hurlburt.
The Lexington Unitarian Universalist Church is still waiting to hear if there is any way they can assist the Knoxville Church.
For now, says Hurlburt, members here are offering their love, care, prayer and concerns.