Learning Together: Wait For Freedom
Each month we are dedicating one session to a different aspect of anti-racism work, with our theme guiding us toward which aspect to focus on. When it comes to stillness, we look to our siblings in the AME denomination who, among others, celebrate Watch Night/Freedom’s Eve. On Dec. 31, 1862, “Black slaves and free Blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation actually had become law. Lincoln had used the occasion of the Union victory at Antietam to issue a preliminary proclamation, which freed all slaves in the rebellious states after January 1, 1863.” So what’s one of the ways our faith guides us into becoming a people of stillness? It says, “Learn about what it means to wait in the stillness for freedom to come.”
We will be learning about Watch Night through a poem and video, and play games to explore the feeling of waiting in anticipation.
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Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87942752264 - please message us for the Zoom password
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