BLACK WOMEN AND THE SACRED: WITH “LEMONADE,” BEYONCÉ TAKES US TO CHURCH

“With its unapologetic focus on black women “Lemonade” is equal parts “testimony service” and Sunday morning worship. It celebrates beauty and resiliency, as any good, uplifting worship service in the African-American Christian tradition should do. But the visual album doesn’t shy away from the trials and pains experienced by those women who may not get a chance to speak or to lead on Sunday morning, but who testify about their lives on a Wednesday or Friday night.”

BLACK WOMEN AND THE SACRED: WITH “LEMONADE,” BEYONCÉ TAKES US TO CHURCH

Month of Resilience

Our theme for the month of February is Resilience. We will be posting about it and incorporating it into our services.

“[Resilience] is to watch a gathering darkness until all light is swallowed up completely without the power to interfere or bring a halt. Then in that darkness, to continue one’s journey with one’s footsteps guided by the illumination of remembered radiance.” – Howard Thurman

Here is a song to get us started: