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Detroit’s Hartford Memorial airs Easter service on ABC

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit’s Hartford Memorial Baptist Church has been selected to broadcast its Easter Sunday service on the ABC television network.

“Morn of Joy: Hartford Memorial Baptist Easter Service” is expected to be seen on 200 affiliate stations across the country, including at 11 a.m. on WXYZ -TV (Channel 7), church officials said.

“It is both an honor and a blessing for Hartford to be selected to broadcast our Easter Sunday service on the ABC Television Network,” said Charles G. Adams, who is in his 48th year as Hartford’s pastor, in a statement.

“We are proud that viewers in 200 markets across the country will be able to enjoy a traditional Easter Sunday Church service in the comfort of their own home. This is such a wonderful opportunity, and it’s especially exciting because the sick and shut-in and our senior citizens will be able to be a part of a church service on Easter Sunday morning.”

Adams — a recently retired Harvard Divinity School professor who Ebony magazine named as one of the 10 greatest preachers in the United States — is expected to preach “an Easter message for the challenges of today,” according to the church, which has served Detroit for 97 years.

The public is invited to the Easter Sunday services, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., at the church, 18700 James Couzens, Detroit.

For information: (313) 861-1285.