For everyone born, a place at the table, to live without fear, and simply to be, to work, to speak out, to witness and worship, for everyone born, the right to be free. And God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy. ~ Shirley E. Murra
Worship With Us This Week...
On Pledge Sunday, Pastor Tim Phillips preached about Justice and Joy. Plus hear music from the service, and more...
I remembered something this week from a Joan Baez concert. She was telling the story of being in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 to march with Dr. King. She says that she went to church on Sunday morning and a young black preacher gave a sermon called “Singing at Midnight” and the theme was that “white folks will see us – they will see our joy – and what we are doing and they’ll come join us in this movement because they will realize that’s the only place on earth to be right now.”
And the next day the jails were filled with people joyously, defiantly singing old gospel songs.
In Our Blog: Home on the Hill
By Aaron Burkhalter
It’s appropriate for me to feel home at a church on the hill in Seattle. Interestingly enough, Seattle First Baptist is the second building on this hill where I felt so at home. The other place was just a dozen blocks away.
For years, my grandfather, Rev. Allan Curtis Parker Jr., was the rector at Trinity Parish. He was the last priest to live in the rectory next door, a four-story house (including the basement and attic) in the heart of the city.
I’ve got two definitions of home. One, as I mentioned, is the place where your lungs can fill to capacity. The other is this: The place where you are recognized just as you were created, as a being who is “very good.”
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