January 20, 2019

Strange Fruit

How does the struggle for racial justice look from here? This Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we gather to reflect on the ongoing quest to create Beloved Community–in our nation, here in Dekalb County, GA, and within our own homes and families.

This Sunday’s worship will focus on the role of creativity in transforming not only structures and systems, but also relationships and individual hearts. We are created in the image of the One who flips the script: who turns terror into poetry, hatred into protest, heartbreak into hope, sorrow into joy. We share a powerful reflection about Billie Holiday’s song, Strange Fruit, as we contemplate our own own capacity for being vessels of God’s creative transformation.

Rev. Lewicki, preaching.

Today in worship we watched a video about lynching, Strange Fruit, produced by the SALT Project. The recording has Rev. Lewicki’s introduction before and reflection after the video and concludes with a recording of Billie Holiday singing the song Strange Fruit.

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