The public is invited to attend the annual Covenant Churches tent service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 22, which will be held this year at the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD.
The service includes the St. Michaels congregations of Christ Church (Episcopal), St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and Union United Methodist Church, as well as the Royal Oak Community Church, and the New St. John’s United Methodist Church in Wittman. Pastor Emanuel Johnson of Union United Methodist Church will preach as participants engage in gospel singing and spiritual guidance throughout the service. The tent service will also feature a gospel choir under the direction of Leroy Potter, music director at Union Baptist Church in Easton.
The Covenant Churches was created to bring together the African-American and Anglo-American community. The service had historically been held on the lawn of the Inn at Perry Cabin.
“I am thrilled that CBMM was willing to step in on very short notice to host this wonderful event that brings together the African-American and Anglo-American Bay Hundred community,” said the Reverend Mark Nestlehutt, Rector of Christ Church. “We are deeply touched by the museum’s commitment to this community and for welcoming us to their campus this year.”
Covenant Churches works to unite the Bay Hundred community by connecting churches from throughout the Bay Hundred area. Covenant Churches sponsors a Lenten program, Easter Sunrise Service, the St. Michaels High School’s baccalaureate service, the Christmas in St. Michaels choir concert, and the June tent service, among other initiatives. For more information, visit www.christstmichaels.org.