Epiphany is a season where the wisdom of sages reveals God to us in new and powerful ways. Throughout history, those sages have been found among those most marginalized and oppressed. In Epiphany, it is particularly important for us to seek out those voices, to invite them to speak their truth, to listen fearlessly and to heed their words.
At All Saints Church, we are committed to dismantling the structures of patriarchy and white supremacy that enslave us all. An important step in that direction is centering the voices of women and people of color and following their wisdom and leadership. That is why we are declaring Epiphany, 2018 “A Season of Wisdom and Revelation” where we will only have women of color in our pulpit on Sunday mornings — January 7 – February 11 — and we will be shaped and led by the Gospel they preach.
The lineup includes nationally-renowned preachers and theologians, members of our own congregation and youth … prophetic voices all. We are still finalizing our preaching rota but are thrilled to announce the following line-up for the 9:00 & 11:15 a.m. services during Epiphany.
During the season we will also be welcoming other guests to share their life wisdom with us. You’re not going to want to miss a thing! Mark your calendars now and spread the word: invite everyone you know to be a part of this life-changing season of wisdom and revelation.
Sunday, January 14 – The Rev. Traci Blackmon – Executive Minister of Justice and Witness, United Church of Christ; Member of the Ferguson Commission; 2015 Ebony Magazine Power 100; NAACP Rosa Parks Award.
[Cover art: Epiphany by Janet McKenzie]