Fifty cards and letters were written in Moruya on Sunday in solidarity with families shattered by Friday's cruelty in Christchurch.
A prayer was offered during the morning service at St John's Anglican Church and supporters then gathered to light candles and write words of support and condolence.
Eurobodalla Refugee Action Collective said it organised the event to light candles for New Zealand to spread "light and love, not hate".
The group spread word of the event on social media on Saturday in response to the murders of 50 people in mosques in Christchurch, on March 15.
The Reverend Linda Chapman was due to say a prayer during the course of the usual service.
The group said on Saturday candles would be lit after the service "to remember the victims, and to stand in solidarity, love and peace".
"The event has been called for the Eurobodalla community to come together to show its solidarity and support for New Zealand, to pray and pay respects to the victims, survivors and heroes.
"We must stand together and show the world that love will win."
"Those who cannot attend are invited to light a candle at home, in support."