Valuable not only for their sublime musical expression, the African American spirituals give us profound insights into the human condition and the Christian life. Many focus on an essential scene of the Christian drama: the coming of God as the child in Bethlehem as the hope of the world and the liberator of God’s oppressed people.
In these devotions for the season of Advent, Luke Powery leads the reader through the spirituals as they confront the mystery of incarnation and redemption. In Rise Up, Shepherd: Advent Reflections on the Spirituals, each devotion features the lyrics of the spiritual, a reflection on the spiritual’s meaning, a Scripture verse, and a brief prayer.
Starting Nov 28, this four-session study will help prepare us for Christmas by discussing reflections on African American spirituals led by Pastor Alisa:
- Tuesdays | 7:00pm in the Parlor
- Tuesdays | 9:00-10:00pm via Zoom Video Conferencing
We encourage you to get a copy of the book yourself at Amazon.com, Cokesbury.com, BarnesandNoble.com, or your favorite book seller. If you’d like CHUMC to order a copy for you, we can do so for $14. Let Pastor Alisa know if you might need a scholarship.
Contact Pastor Alisa for more info (email@example.com or 202-546-1000, x222)