“Worship is not about God needing us, as if our love and admiration were necessary for God to feel complete. God is not that co-dependent. The beauty is not that God needs us, but that God wants us. The love of the Trinity was so big that it spilled over into the creation of man and woman. The love of the Trinity was so big, we were created to share in the community of God. And we are the...
Watch Night (From the book of Common Prayer)
Established in African-American communities on December 31, 1862, Watch Night is a gathering to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation becoming law. When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 1863, all slaves in the Confederate States were proclaimed free. Since that date 146 years ago, African-Americans have celebrated the good news of freedom in local churches on New Year’s Eve. Like the...