At the beginning of November each year we bring a gift from another culture into our worship space. We construct an ofrenda, originally a home altar with a collection of objects placed on ritual display during the Mexican Día de los Muertos celebration. We create an open community altar of remembrance and celebration. We also share Communion.
Everyone is invited to assemble objects, photos, food and drink in their personal worship space to share with others as we worship and Commune.
And as is our practice, in this weekly visit to the Base Camp of our church community we’ll remember, reflect, refuel, and refresh our sense of reverence.
POST-WORSHIP GATHERING: Developing a common vocabulary for Racial Justice
Today: A conversation based on ideas from My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem.
We will consider our own ancestors, saints gone on before, that are foundational in how we ourselves approach – and understand – racial justice. Here are two ideas from Grandmother’s Hands. One that speaks about our ancestors and the other that connects us with generations to come.
Ann DeGroot, Cathy Velasquez Eberhart and Pastor Chris plan & facilitate.
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