Invite a friend
Emancipation Proclamation Celebration Kickoff
Church of the Redeemer will begin a six-month celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. during a special worship service with Morristown’s Bethel A.M.E. Church.
The Rev. Sidney Williams, of Bethel A.M.E., will preach and readings will include portions of the 1936 Federal Writers' Project “Slave Narratives.” The combined choirs of Redeemer and Bethel will sing, and Bethel's F.A.I.T.H. liturgical dance ministry will perform. A mission offering will be taken to benefit Family Promise of Morris County
More About Church of the Redeemer
The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal parish in the Diocese of Newark. The church was founded in 1852 by a group of people who were originally members of St. Peter's Church in Morristown. The church performed its first same-sex blessing in 1991 and now offers programs and events that reflect its varied congregation. The Parish House also serves as the location of the Community Soup Kitchen and Empty Bowl Zendo. The former rectory behind the church is now the Eric Johnson House.