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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A week after the massacre in Orlando, people in Spokane are still mourning the deaths of the victims.

Service at Westminster United Church of Christ is paying a special tribute. It's not the first time Pastor Jan Shannon read names after a mass shooting. She’s done it after the Newtown and Roseburg shootings. Each time, it’s difficult. That’s because each bell represents a life. And they do it, “so that everybody will notice and not forget,” she says.

Pastor Jan hopes change will happen, that instead of division, there will be unity.

“There's something very broken in American society that these shootings keep happening over and over and we need to do something about it,” she says.

That something starts with the individual.

“I can't expect other people to change if I'm not willing to change,” she says.

A message Pastor Jan hopes people will remember every time they hear a bell ring.

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