Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston continues to heal after a tragic shooting last month. First Baptist Church of Jackson teamed up with the Mississippi Mass Choir, and Ballet Magnificat, aiming to help with a worship service titled "Stronger Together: A Night of Unity".
Lavon Gray, Minister of Music at First Baptist says, "That collaborative effort is what we're getting here tonight. That's all of us coming together to point people towards what's going right with racial conciliation."
Karen Yarborough was among the large number of supporters. She says the service is a great start to unification.
"There's no reason that we all can't live in a world together. This is just what we need, the Lord to reunite us like we need to be," says Yarborough.
The service was significant to the night's special guest. Wayne Singleton is the Minister of Music at the Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston. He says witnessing the service gives him hope.
"Right now, I'm just feeling really revived to know that this tragedy has affected every one across the nation. To see this community come together in unity says a lot. It sends a great message," Singleton says.
A message he plans to hold on to forever.
"I'm going to go to the church, and tell everybody what took place here, and let them know that everyone's thinking about us and praying for us," says Singleton.
Lavon Gray hopes to make this an annual event, promoting unity within the Body of Christ and the community.