On Tuesday evening, March 6, Belmont Chapel echoed with the sounds of gospel music. The Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond and musician's from the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamaica Plain, MA joined SM Chaplain Barbara Talcott, SM Music Director James Wallace, the School Choir and student readers in presenting a very special service.
The Bethel AME Church is the home church of Stacey Lee, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life at St. Mark's. Ms. Lee introduced Pastor Ray (both pictured at left) and his accompanying musicians.
It was a lively, inspiring service—a real change of pace for the School community. Before delivering the closing benediction, SM Assistant Chaplain Stephen Herbert declared that the evening "felt like church!"