Dear All Souls,
On Monday night I brought my son Nico with me to attend a vigil at the White House for the thousands of Central American children who are detained on the US/Mexican border. The vigil was organized by our neighbor La Clinica del Pueblo, and other immigrant rights organizations.
Standing with one another across borders of race and ethnicity is one way we build the Beloved Community. This Saturday, All Souls will host a multicultural competency training facilitated by our own Paula Cole Jones. The training will equip us to be in right relationship with others as we work together in solidarity. This training is open to everyone, and required for those of us traveling to North Carolina to do voter registration work next weekend with the Reeb Project. For more information or to register for this training, click here. To sign up to register voters in Charlotte next weekend, click here.
My sermon this Sunday is called “Making Peace with our Wolves.” It’s a sermon about wrestling with our demons. Because we can’t build a reconciled, beloved community unless we, ourselves, are whole people.
The All Souls Choir will share some beautiful music this Sunday to accompany this theme. If you missed the first Sunday of the church year and want to hear how great our choirs are sounding, listen to their rendition of Kirk Franklin’s gospel piece, “Today” (available below).
I look forward to seeing you in church on Sunday!