Still Relevant

Still Relevant

This service of Lament is about creating space for our pain to breathe, and creating space for us to grieve together–about racism, oppression, and our communal and personal losses. We acknowledge it, we are honest about our feelings and frustrations, knowing that it is not the end of the story.

James H. Cone, founder of Black liberation theology, noted that the cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. Is the history of Jesus’ life and execution still relevant today? And, is there still an interconnection between the stories and symbols of Jesus’ life and death, and history and souls of black folk? And what of the wider world?

See these Resources for Lament March 2024.

Children and youth in grades pre-k through 12th will be meeting in person in their classes after being present in the sanctuary for the first part of the service. The nursery is available for babies and children from 6 weeks to 5 years old during the entire service period. You may choose either option for your child if they are 4.5 or 5 years old.