dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
11 march 1968 & bishop marie reed

11 march 1968 & bishop marie reed

#OTD Sunday 11 March 1968 Bishop Marie Reed pastored at her Sacred Heart Spiritual Church (Seaton Place NW), which she incorporated in 1948. She was also supervising bishop of the Mount Canaan Spiritual Conference, comprising 14 churches in DC and New York.

Sunday services included:
10 am Sunday School
12:30pm Worship
8:30pm Preaching
First Sundays 8:30pm Communion

Wednesday services included:
8:30pm Bible Class

Friday services included:
7pm Junior Class
8:30pm Preaching, Healing & Prophecy

Bishop Reed was a member of the elected Morgan Community School Board, considered the first community-run school board to set policy and select staff in DC, and one of the first in the U.S. She was a committed activist in the Adams Morgan neighborhood.

Please comment below. Did you know Bishop Reed? Did you attend the Sacred Heart Spiritual Church in Adams Morgan or when it moved to Deanwood? Did you attend Morgan? Did you work with her on the school board? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy St. Margaret's Episcopal Church archives, photographs box, c1965.
I thank Farar Elliott, Kym Lucas, Matt Smith and John for their assistance using the archives and giving me permission to share this photograph. Photographer unknown.
Washington Post article puts church address at 1732 Seaton St NW.
 

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