A View from the Tower
The interior of Christ Church Detroit’s iconic bell tower is a view not many of us have seen! Thanks to Ed Maki-Schramm for sharing these photos from a recent trek up that vertiginous ladder! Ed was in the tower with 6th generation bell maker Tim Verdin of the Verdin Company (whose technology powers the pealing of our bells). The bells were manufactured by the Jones Company, and installed in 1864, where they became, and remain, a fixture of the Detroit riverfront soundscape.
Thanks to Lamar Richardson for leading what we hope will be a new annual tradition – Christ Church Detroit’s Juneteenth Celebration! Lamar and many good friends coordinated both the party and the educational resources for the event, which included a BBQ and games and all manner of fellowship.
Motor City Pride 2023
We had our first ever booth at Motor City Pride. We look forward to increasing our participation next year!
Holy Spokes Opening Day
Holy Spokes is a local organization that provides used bicycles, maintenance, education, and much more to Michigan’s Greater Detroit area. Their Soul Trek Cycles outreach program works with multiple organizations (including Christ Church and the Pope Francis Center!) to provide folks in need bicycles and bicycle maintenance in low income areas.