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Vino et Vellum: Black Liturgies

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join us for a casual evening of food, drink and conversation. In April we are reading Black Liturgies by Cole Arthur Riley.

A few copies of the book will be available to borrow from the church.

In this book, Cole Arthur Riley brings together hundreds of new prayers, along with letters, poems, meditation questions, breath practices, scriptures, and the writings of Black literary ancestors to offer forty-three liturgies that can be practiced individually or as a community. Inviting readers to reflect on their shared experiences of wonder, rest, rage, and repair, and creating rituals for holidays like Lent and Juneteenth, Arthur Riley writes with a poet’s touch and a sensitivity that has made her one of the most important spiritual voices at work today.

For anyone healing from communities that were more violent than loving; for anyone who has escaped the trauma of white Christian nationalism, religious homophobia, or transphobia; for anyone asking what it means to be human in a world of both beauty and terror, Black Liturgies is a work of healing and empowerment, and a vision for what might be.

Past Books Discussed:

Searching for Sunday, Rachel Held Evans

Liturgy of the Ordinary, Tish Harrison Warren

Accidental Saints, Nadia Bolz-Weber

Love Wins, Rob Bell

The Great Divorce, C.S Lewis

The Great Dechurching, Jim David and Michael Graham

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April 9
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Transfig Office