Nearly 100 brothers and sisters from Community Tabernacle Outreach Center, led by Pastor W. James Johnson, joined St. John’s on June 26 for a lively Sunday service and festive brunch. Our sacred space was filled with the Holy Spirit, wonderful fellowship, and jazz and gospel music provided by the St. John’s Jazz Ensemble and the Choir of the Community Tabernacle Outreach Center. The church itself was practically full, as the combination of worshippers doubled the normal Sunday attendance at St. John’s. With the doors open on a beautiful summer day, the joyful music carried outside to the Green and caused passers-by to look inside the church to see what was happening!
The two congregations are exploring ways to possibly share St. John’s historic building for worship and join ministry. Senior Warden Jay Anthony said, “We’re in the dating stage right now.” The first date looked promising, indeed.» Read more