Rev. David Hart celebrated his first anniversary as the pastor of Sherman Ave. Church, the same way he celebrated his arrival — on the streets of the north side.
On this occasion, however, there were no streamers. No food. No music. No balloons or other party favors. Just the sun peeking through the the clouds, and a somber quiet that hung thick and viscous in the air.
Rev. Hart was in a north side apartment complex, talking to residents who had been affected by recent gun violence. As Rev. Hart shared prayers and listened to stories, children rode their bikes cautiously through the crowded parking lot.