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Words for the journey — June 2019

Greetings, Friends!It’s June! The traditional season of celebrating dads and grads, brides and grooms — and of me randomly offering renditions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “June is Busting Out All Over!” But I digress. 😊June is also the month that we commemorate...

A word from our Co-Executive Director

I grew up in a home in Compton, Calif., where my grandmother lived with us. Mama and Daddy were pioneering vanguards in their families’ treks during the Great Migration of African Americans who journeyed from the southern United States to the north and west during the...

Words for the journey — April 2019

Happy Spring!It’s the Lenten Season, and so I’ve been reflecting. Not all of my reflection has been profound, or even profitable (yet), but I make the effort anyhow.  Because that is the invitation of Lent — to reflect, to put aside distractions and perhaps pick up...

A word for the journey — March 2019

I was lucky. In my home, I never doubted that if I wanted, I could become a minister. My dad, who was also my pastor growing up, was always encouraging of me and my gifts. He took me to deacons meetings (it wasn’t a punishment, I asked to go) and let me know that if I...

Charlottesville CofA co-hosts MLK event

Former President and CEO of the NAACP Cornell Brooks was the keynote speaker at the 34th Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration in Charlottesville, Va, hosted by the 50-member Charlottesville Clergy Collective and NBC Covenant of Action partners New Beginnings...

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