The sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church will be swinging at 10 a.m. Sept. 2, as the congregation welcomes a team of world-class musicians to lead an annual Jazz Communion service.
The tradition of a jazz worship service began in 1992 when the church sought a substitute organist for Labor Day weekend. The worship leaders turned to their pastor, Rev. Bill Carter, a seasoned jazz pianist. He invited other musicians to join him in leading the service. It has become a standing-room-only event, and has continued as an annual musical tradition on Labor Day weekend.
Aisha Brooks-Lytle will be the special musical guest. She will be joined by the original members of Rev. Carter's Presbybop Quartet: Al Hamme on saxophones, Tony Marino on bass and Tom Whaley on drums.
The music will begin around 9:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 300 School Street, Clarks Summit. It is offered as a gift to the wider community and all are welcome to attend. Visitors are advised to come early if they wish to have a seat.
For more information, contact the church at 570.586.6306 or the church's website at www.fpccs.org.