Sacred Spaces Bus Tour

The influence of religion on the fabric of America is undeniable. The same can be said of the influence of religion on the city of Detroit. While new churches are popping up as people return to Detroit, its easy to forget the rich history we have in the form of places of worship. From Michigan's oldest church located in Southwest Detroit to hip, colorful synagogues tucked away in the downtown core, connecting to something or Someonebigger than ourselves has helped shape the lives of millions of people here. In a spirit of reverence and respect for the role of religious establishments in Detroit, our Sacred Spaces Tour seeks to expose people to big stories that affect our everyday lives. During our tour you’ll experience 3 or 4 amazing houses of worship, each with a story of their own. We'll get a chance to hear from pastors, priests, rabbis, church historians, and more!

  • Highlights may include:
  • Saint Aloysius
  • The Downtown Synagogue
  • St. Anne's Catholic Church
  • The Bonstelle Theatre (formerly Temple Beth El)
  • Central United Methodist Church
  • First Congregational Church
  • Second Baptist Church
  • Mariner's Church
  • Holy Family

Our tour begins promptly at 330pm at the Rose & Robert Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library. (121 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit MI 48226--behind the Compuware Building)