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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fort Street Presbysterian

Did you know that Detroit was once known as "The City of Churches"? Yes, and Teddy Roosevelt worshipped here at Fort Street Presbyterian more than 100 years ago. It's a beautiful gothic structure with a gorgeous organ that will give you shivers as you listen to Trumpet Voluntary. It's had its problems with fires, but the existing structure has been there since 1876 and it is nationally recognized. Summer Sunday services are at 11, but you can come in Tues-Friday during the day and sneak a peek . A new female pastor took over this summer: The Rev. Dr. Sharon L. Mook. Check out the pewabic tiles in the floor. Fort St also serves the poor and homeless downtown with its Open Door Ministry.

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