Cape’s Oldest African American Church Marks 180 Years

The John Wesley United Methodist Church, in Swainton.

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The Historic African American Cemetery Tour, sponsored by the John Wesley United Methodist Church, originally set for April 4, will move to a Saturday in September to be determined.

This event is a part of the continuing 180th anniversary celebration of the church.

Five cemeteries will be visited with an interpretive talk at each location. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. at the church, 60 Goshen-Swainton Rd., Swainton. This free event is open to the general public. Sunday service time is 9 a.m.