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The March Goes On: Honoring Selma and James Reeb

Rev. James Joseph ReebVoting rights march

 

Dear All Souls,

Fifty years ago, Dr. King led an historic struggle for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, a struggle for which the Rev. James Joseph Reeb, a minister of our church, gave his life.

This Sunday we commemorate that struggle and that sacrifice, and ask what they mean for us today as we continue to work for equal justice for all. This anniversary couldn’t come at a more important moment, as the Supreme Court has eviscerated the Voting Rights Act—Selma’s stunning legal achievement—and states across the country have taken steps to restrict access to the ballot for poor people and people of color.

Next week, members of our Reeb Voting Rights Project will travel to Selma to commemorate the 50th anniversary. We will march with thousands of others across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, visit the site where Reeb was attacked, and meet Reeb’s widow, Marie. We’ll also connect with others who are engaged in the ongoing struggle for voting rights. Our march for justice continues.

This Sunday also begins our month-long exploration of the theme of sacrifice. As we ponder James Reeb’s story, let us also consider these words from Dr. King:

I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Please join us this Sunday for a powerful service that both honors and evokes the Civil Rights Movement.

Love, Rob

Re-Dedication of All Souls Church, Sunday, March 15

Third Century Challenge

Third Century ChallengeCome celebrate the completion of our building renovations with special services on Sunday, March 15, at 9:30 and 11:15 am. Refreshments and tours of the building will follow both services.

Let’s celebrate and give thanks for all we’ve accomplished together!

If you have not yet made a gift to support our Third Century Challenge Capital Campaign, its not too late. We want to count you among the supporters of this important project and include your name on our roster of donors.

A gift of any size is welcome and significant.

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Thanks for your generosity!

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