Acknowledging and remembering that we are situated on the traditional land of the Nacotchtank and Piscataway people, and on the land on which enslaved African people and their descendants labored and lived, we gather together in worship. May the words of our mouths, the meditations of our hearts and the actions of our hands point the way toward a more just future. May the memory of those whose love and labor went before inspire us to create a path of greater joy and justice for all who will follow.
This Sunday we will have the chance to see our new ministerial team in action together for the very first time. So, that’s going to be worth showing up for.
In a cultural and political context that tends to put people in boxes, Amanda and Nancy will ask how we can embrace our complexities and face the challenges therein – by celebrating rather than erasing our differences. How can we imagine a new way of being together that’s not limited to social categories? How can we bring our full selves to the table in this crucial moment that demands nothing less than authenticity?