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Zion Church: Much More Than Sour Beef

Oct 28, 2020

Volunteers make about four thousand dumplings in advance of the Zion Church of the City of Baltimore's annual Sour Beef Event.
Credit Melissa Gerr

Even before the pandemic, Zion Church of the City of Baltimore had to learn to adapt. Founded in 1755 by German immigrants, they’ve offered worship in German and English and hosted cultural events. But like many religious institutions, Zion is figuring out how to remain relevant as it honors the past. We hear from several congregants, as well as clergy about Zion’s future. Plus, we take you behind the scenes we learn how four thousand dumplings are made for Zion’s Sour Beef event. It's on pause this year due to the pandemic, but we were feeling nostalgic ... Enjoy!

Links: Zion Church of the City of Baltimore, video of The Dumpling Brigade.

This episode of On the Record was produced in conjunction with the Goethe Institut’s ‘The Big Pond’ listening series.