Speakers

“The Call to Sacred Resistance”

Susan Russell on Sunday, January 22, 2017:

“As we hear again the familiar story of Jesus’ call to the first disciples we hear him calling us into the good trouble of sacred resistance.”

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Dreams Deferred: The Movement for Black Lives Today

Delonte Gholston, Jasmine Abdullah, Andre Henry and Jeanelle Austin in the Rector’s Forum on MLK, Jr. Sunday, January 15, 2017:

“Leadership looks different in this movement. We have a lot of decentralized movements and that is a strength of ours, I believe. And so if you’re waiting for a Dr. King or a Malcolm X that you can jump behind, you’re waiting too long. You’re letting the moment pass you. We don’t have Dr. Kings and Malcolm Xs.”

“For Just Such a Time as This”

Delonte Gholston On MLK Jr. Sunday, January 15, 2017:

“Esther was a sister who knew what time it was: not a time for apathy or complacency, but a time to stand.”

Stories from the Undocumented in Our Community

Pablo Alvarado and the National Day Laborer Network in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, January 8, 2017:

“The uncertainties you face as a day worker are so many. First of all you don’t know if you’re going to get a day of work. You don’t know if you’re going to get paid for the work you’re going to do. You don’t know if you’re going to have an injury at the workplace and if you’re going to receive the proper medical care. You don’t know if white supremacist individuals and organizations are going to come and harass you…”

“Where the Motherhood of Grace Begins”

Sally Howard on New Years’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017:

“When we see others and ourselves as God sees us, we can see the secret beauty and depth of our hearts, the core of our reality, that no trauma or sin can touch.”

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A Sermon for New Year’s Eve

“It is New Year’s Eve, and this is our Watch Night. This is truly Freedom’s Eve. Except instead of remembering and praising God for the freedoms won in the past, we are looking forward to and praising God for the freedoms that will be won in the year and years to come.” — Mike Kinman, New Year’s Eve 2016

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“The Jesus Movement”

Zelda Kennedy on Christmas, Sunday, December 25, 2016:

“My friends, I pray this day that the holy, living and compassionate God calls us to bring our creative and redeeming love into this world, so that we believe that we can make a difference and do what others claim cannot be done.”

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“The Tyrant Fears The Poet”

Mike Kinman on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016:

“God’s greatest gift to us — the gift that came wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger — is the poet’s gift of wonder and hope.”

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“Be What You See. Receive Who You Are.”

Susan Russell on Christmas Eve,  Saturday, December 24, 2016:

“Be what you see. Here. Now. And then remember what you’re called to be in the days, weeks and months ahead: Be the Hope that rebellions are built on.”

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Advent Wreath

Advent Meditation: December 23

by Antonio Gallardo

As I continue to reflect upon the scriptures for this season around the conception and birth of Jesus, a group of characters have been standing out for me lately like they have not done it before, the Shepherds.  I have read about, and heard about, many reflections about Joseph, Mary and Jesus’ stories, but I have not heard not equally as many stories about “The Shepherds.”

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Advent Evensong Homily

Sally Howard on Sunday, December 18, 2016:

“Jesus refused to accept the world as it was. Filled with the Spirit, he imagined a world and lived out a life inviting absolutely everyone to the banquet table.”