Emanuel AME celebrates 200th anniversary with series of events

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Mother Emanuel is celebrating the church's 200th anniversary in July with a number of events which start Wednesday night in downtown Charleston.

The public is invited to attend a number of events which begin with a Revival Service at the church at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Justin Gamble of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Georgetown, South Carolina will serve as a special guest preacher.

There will also be a revival service Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.

The Francis Marion Hotel will host an anniversary banquet Friday night to honor the church. Tickets are $50 and those who wish to make reservations should contact Sylvia Blake at 843-722-2561 or email her at sblake@emanuelamechurch.org.

The celebration culminates Sunday with a 200th-anniversary worship service where Rev. Dr. John Bryant, a retired AME church bishop witll be the guest preacher. A special Emanuel 9 memorial will also be unveiled at the church at 12:30 p.m.

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