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The Legacy of Mount Zion United Methodist Church

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Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Georgetown is the oldest black congregation in the city.
Jessica Gould
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Georgetown is the oldest black congregation in the city.

For more than a century, Mount Zion United Methodist Church was a cornerstone of Georgetown's predominantly black community. But over the years, the neighborhood has changed, and congregants have dispersed to other parts of the city and region. Still, many worshipers travel a long way to come back and participate in Sunday services. Jessica Gould attended a service to speak with members about what keeps drawing them to this local landmark and brings us this audio postcard.

[Music: "Let Us Come Together" by Sweet Honey and the Rock from Sweet Honey and the Rock]

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