Two churches with diverse congregations are gathering to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Corinthian Missionary Baptist, a majority African-American church, and the First Unitarian Universalist, a majority white church, are holding their 15th annual joint ceremony on Sunday.
The churches have met annually since the 1990s, but it wasn’t until 2001 that the choirs actually sang songs together.
SOUND OF SINGING: “Precious Lord, take me hand…”
During a rehearsal last night, Corinthian Choir President Elois Outlaw said the annual service has fostered a lasting friendship.
“Once we started participating, we started looking forward to it. We feel like we’re sisters and brothers now. We just look forward to it every year.”
The joint service will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday at 3, and is open to the public