4.29.07 Sunday in York

Weather: Clear skies, hot, upper 90s

Ride: 3.1 miles Check out our route

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Since it was Sunday morning, we decided to visit one of the many churches in York. A town of 3000 residents, York boasts over twenty different houses of worship! The First Baptist Church congregation warmly welcomed us. The two-hour service was full of impassioned words and celebratory music. With everyone singing, the music was visceral.

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We spent some time after the service to talk to folks about their York memories and perspectives. We passed out many York city plans. We tried to get some one-on-one time with the minister, but he was very busy; he had to rush over and deliver another service at a different church.

We spent the afternoon riding around York and talking to folks as they relaxed on their front porches.

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In the evening we met with a Katrina refugee at Church’s Chicken: a young woman who had been attending Tulane and is now finishing her pre-law degree in Livingston. She impressed us with her unwavering optimism given the challenges she faces.

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