BROTHER OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN

“Five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 awards, Brother Outsider illuminates the public and private lives of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called ‘the invisible man’ of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr., and the architect of the legendary 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Brother Outsider reveals the price that Rustin paid for this honesty, chronicling both the setbacks and triumphs of his remarkable 60 year career.”

The screening of this documentary is being sponsored by the Education Committee of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective Pilgrimage to Jamestown Event. Free and open to the public on Sunday, January 28, at 3:00 pm at Sojourners.

Brother outsider

Christmas Pageant 2017

DSC_9657DSC_9644DSC_9627DSC_9643DSC_9692This year’s Mystery of Christmas was narrated by one of our children and the kids played most of the parts in the pageant as well as helping to light the Advent wreath and singing “Children, Go Where I Send Thee.” Our pastor gifted all participants, young and old, with these elf caps.

 

“Under the Gun”

Are you concerned about gun violence? Attend the screening of this documentary at Sojourners, December 1 at 7:00 pm. Katie Couric is the narrator and executive producer. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the issue. Constructive follow-up resources and activities will be provided. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS AT SOJOURNERS 2017

Sunday, December 3     First Sunday of Advent    Worship and Communion 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 6     Welcome Table Holiday Potluck 6:00-7:00 pm   Sing-along 7:00-8:00 pm

Sunday, December 10    Second Sunday of Advent  Worship and new member joining 10:00 a.m.   9th Annual Advent Fair after service

Thursday, December 14     Soup Supper and ornament making (child-friendly) 5:30 p.m.    Evening Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 17    Third Sunday of Advent   Children’s Christmas pageant service 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 21     Soup Supper and ornament making (child-friendly) 5:30 p.m.     Evening Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 24      Fourth Sunday of Advent     Morning worship 10:00 a.m.      Christmas Eve service 5:00 p.m.

 

Latest Sanctuary Art Installation

With a water theme in mind, two church members, J. Brian McCrory and Ben King,  dreamed up and created this amazing “waterfall” you see here.  It’s a beautiful addition to our worship space. Julie Hughens, another Sojourner, designed the lovely mobile shown in the second photograph. It hangs in the center of our sanctuary.

Waterfall 1

Water mobile

Sojourners Helps Charlottesville Habitat

Seven Sojourners came out on October 7th for a work crew at Habitat’s Sunrise community in Charlottesville. Blessed with beautiful weather, our crew painted exterior walls and helped move scaffolding.   At the site we also presented Habitat representatives with a monetary donation as part of our Service and Missions Local Giving.

Habitat

Sojourners Collections

The church has gathered food donations for years which are regularly delivered to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. In October we’ve added a new regular recipient and starting in November it’ll be on a set schedule . We’re referring to it as “SARA Second Sundays.” That’s when the Sexual Assault Resource Agency will be the beneficiary.

Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women Christmas Program

We have participated in this collection for many years with other local churches, faith communities and organizations and increased the number of gifts bags collected yearly. This is an in-gathering of hygiene items, cards and stationery for the 1300 women there. The bags can be filled for $5 (a specific item list is available from the church. If you’re interested in contributing, give us a call.)  We will maintain a collection basket in the entryway until mid-November.