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This Sunday is Communion Sunday and Jennifer Drury and Reverend Judy Gay have a beautiful service planned for us. The service will provide contemplation and reflection time as well as sharing and discussion, beautiful music and communion.
See our Events page for more information.

July 7
10:30 AM
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
6915 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
or online via our Facebook page

Anti Racism Reflection by Jennifer Drury

Photo borrowed from Penguin Random House

While attending an African American studies class for alumni at my college reunion, I got a recommendation to read How Far to the Promised Land by Esau McCaulley. It’s a quick read – about 200 pages – and the narrative of his life carries you along.

One of his central themes is that his experience growing up in the South was typical for a young black man, and yet also individual. He highlights how fortunate he was in many instances to escape death or a dead-end job, and yet also how members of his family worked hard to do everything they could to overcome their circumstances and pave the way for future generations.

He also shares his faith journey from growing up in a black church to drifting away in college to ultimately becoming an ordained minister in the North. It is important to him that the reader understand both the challenges and the resilience of his family and his black community, which was grounded in deep Christian faith. I highly recommend this book.

Photo by Nina Strehl on Unsplash

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6915 196th St SW
Lynnwood, Washington 98036

PO Box 1044
Lynnwood WA 98046

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