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KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – About 30 people stood out in front of a Kirkwood church on Tuesday night in the rain to make a point about peace. A message vandals tried to cover with spray paint.

Members of the Eliot Unitarian Chapel Church in are calling vandals cowards after they damaged a "Black Lives Matter" sign posted in front of their church. Members say they have been holding peace vigils at the corner of North Taylor and Argonne every week since the death of Michael Brown. Pastor Barbara Gadon says she's hoping their message of peace and understanding will continue to spread across the region.

“We're here tonight especially because our sign on our building it was defaced and someone spray painted the letters F U.  I’m incredibly proud of these people we have been steadily coming out here and feel its an important message to have out in our community". said Gadon

Organizers say the sign is only two months old and ordered two replacements incase vandals strike in the future. Members are planning to have re-dedication ceremony at their Sunday 11am service.

Pastors also say they plan to leave the damaged sign up until the end of the week.