|United Church of Christ of St. Augustine Maundy Thursday service|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
The United Church of Christ of St. Augustine, 5880 US 1 So., invites you to a non-traditional Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. April 17. The service focuses on a tragic 1930 lynching that inspired the poem "Strange Fruit," made famous by jazz singer Billie Holiday at the finale of her performances. By that time, the outcry that followed the hate crime had transformed the event from a showing of racist power to a deeply human story of tragedy, defiance, genius, and grace, now fitting the triumph of Holy Week and Easter.
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