EAST ORANGE, NJ - Monday, August 19th Messiah Baptist Church will host a Community-Wide worship service remembering the first African slaves arrival to this country.

The 400 Years Commemorative Service will celebrate the strength of the African American as a people, with praise to God for being our Guide.

The service will feature:

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-Musical Selections


-A Presentation on the Statue of Liberty

-An Inspiring Message

-An Ancestral Community Litany

This service is open to the public and will start promptly at 7 pm.

Rev. Dana P. Owens, pastor of Messiah writes, “This is not about Messiah Baptist Church…this is about remembering and celebrating our people.”