by Reverend Chris Long and
Any lovers of Jazz amongst us? Of course, there must be. Rather smooth jazz, ragtime or fans of New Orleans “Second Lining”, the origins and soul of jazz provide many images and metaphors of abundant possibilities. As we work towards even more racial and social justice engagement within this congregation and in the Greater Cleveland area, how might we imagine ourselves creating deeper relationships with ourselves and each other, to live the congregation's mission and vision of becoming an “anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural congregation”? The Free Spirit Band will play, and children will start in the service for a Jazzy Time for All Ages before going to their classes.