On Friday, Bham Now visited several churches in town, and took pictures of Christmas greenery, altars and nativity scenes.
I asked Rev. Evans, why there was a mailbox inside the front entrance of the church?
He told me, the tradition at the church was for parishioners to place Christmas cards in the mailbox, then the church collects the letters and places them in each members “post office slot or cubbies” across from the mailbox.
He said, it saves folks postage, but it was also a special way for the community to connect during Christmas at the church.
What a simple, special way to spread Christmas joy and love.
One of Birmingham’s oldest churches, St. John A.M.E. Church was founded just two years after Birmingham was established. It was one of the leading churches that helped strategize and support the civil rights movement in the city.