Parishioners arrive for a prayer and worship service at St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sacramento, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The church was founded in 1850, three months before California was admitted as the 31st state to the Union and holds the distinction of being the first AME church established on the Pacific Coast.
Parishioners arrive for a prayer and worship service at St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sacramento, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The church was founded in 1850, three months before California was admitted as the 31st state to the Union and holds the distinction of being the first AME church established on the Pacific Coast. Genevieve Ross Special to the Bee
Parishioners arrive for a prayer and worship service at St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sacramento, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The church was founded in 1850, three months before California was admitted as the 31st state to the Union and holds the distinction of being the first AME church established on the Pacific Coast. Genevieve Ross Special to the Bee

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