News from AllianceQ: July 2021
Transforming the Story: Pride Worship Service Recording Available
“…when the calendar pages turn, be sure to continue living into, continue shaping a love story; we are writing the next chapter.
As this chapter comes to a close, as Pride month concludes, individual and corporate social media profiles will pivot from an all-rainbows-all-the-time motif back to whatever they looked like on May 31. The pages of Pride month are composed, but tomorrow’s story is still to be told. We must not resume a heteropatriarchal cis-white worshiping culture. We must come out, remember, resist, rise up and write on…” –Transforming the Story: Pride Worship 2021
We recognize that transformation is an ongoing process, one that requires practice and deeper reflection. Transforming the Story: Pride Worship streamed live on June 27. You can find the worship service recording here on our YouTube Channel.
The service particularly celebrates and uplifts our trans and non-binary siblings. Additionally, the service emphasizes the power of storytelling as a transformative tool toward advancing justice.
Worship participants are encouraged to reflect on our own experiences and challenged to transform the ways in which we participate in a white-centered society. Together, we can transform the narrative of injustice and work to write the next chapter of liberation.
Many thanks to the storytellers and worship leaders who shaped the 2021 service.
“The story unfolds… the story unfolds with good news of God’s limitless love and a Spirit always with us. We are sent out to transform the narrative of injustice and work to write the next chapter of liberation. Go in peace and in power, with Pride. Amen and amen.”