Sept. 11, 2001, opened a new chapter for St. Jacobi Lutheran Church and its changing Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood.
Recognizing the healing potential of music, church leaders began offering opportunities for residents to attend vocal and instrumental events in the church's sanctuary. In the days since, the sanctuary has echoed with the sounds of Handel's Messiah, a rich variety of music from other cultures, and vocal and chamber music. Using surveys and conversation with attendees, the church built an ever-growing subscriber list for this music and healing ministry.
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