It’s time for the DIY Epiphany Pageant! Join in on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to sign up for a part! Read the draft script in advance. Provide your own costumes and props or request a costume/prop delivery.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Cut and paste link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82475815384?pwd=dVBPNUE1blRjdXZnaTNySGNPY0ZuQT09
Meeting ID: 824 7581 5384 Passcode: 3857
Thank you to artist, woodworker, and preacher Joshua Longbrake for the shanty installation.
Thank you to our 74 Thanksgiving volunteers! 135 delicious boxed lunches with turkey sandwiches, corn salad, cranberry sauce, sweet breads, potato ships and water made (only one eaten by a squirrel), preparers and guests safely masked and distanced, 134 people served (including a few vegetarian and gluten free lunches), and all cleaned up by 2:15 p.m. (a record for the books!)
Thursday, October 22 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Art and Reflections on Race, an evening to share poetry and reflections on race will feature original poetry by young black poets as well as our own Rich Gage, and a conversation with Joshua Longbrake, artist of the “Confession” sculpture in the garden. The event will be one hour long via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 811 6288 3439
By phone: 312.626.6799 ID: 811 6288 3439# Passcode: 3857#
A day of Blessings! In case you missed it, here is the video sermon The Sparrow by Karen Hoyer and Jackson Gage.
Thanks for bringing blessings to us!
Learn about the current movement to change the celebration of Columbus Day to a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Thank you to all who attended our conversation. We discussed this press release calling for the change.
Other suggested reading:
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
This document will give you background and perspective from the American Indian Center.
Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem: How Religion Drove the Voyages that Led to America by Carol Delaney
Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
Reading this Atlantic Monthly article that gives a critique of the book will help us discuss what Black authors are saying about this book by a White author.
Here is a link to the reading guide: https://www.beacon.org/assets/pdfs/whitefragilityreadingguide.pdf
Here are the questions we will discuss.
Join us on Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 pm via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82264014704 Meeting ID: 822 6401 4704
By phone: 312.626.6799 Meeting ID: 998 6450 0270#