The Original Candlelight Communion Celebration

The plans for the original Candlelight Communion Celebration to be held at First African Baptist Church, Franklin Square, are underway! The event will be held the First Sunday in December at 5:00 PM with Rev. Matthew Southall Brown, Sr. and Rev. Thurmond N. Tillman as conductors.

This will be the 55th celebration. The first Candlelight Celebration was held the Third Sunday in January at St. John Baptist Church, “The Mighty Fortress.” This unique event was introduced to Savannah by Rev. Matthew Southall Brown, Sr. during his pastorate at St. John. The service will be presented as it was 55 years ago with all original music. There is no cost for admission.

If you have participated in the Candlelight Celebration and wish to do so in the upcoming celebration, you may do so by contacting Pastor Brown, Sr. at (912) 236-3173 or the First African Baptist Church office at (912) 233-6597. Anyone interested in participating with the celebration choir may attend the second rehearsal to be held at FAB on Monday, November 10th.

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