Please save the date for our culminating 25th Anniversary Reunion Weekend from December 2nd through December 4th. We are welcoming back friends and family of City of Refuge UCC for a Homecoming like no other. Events will include a reunion choir concert, dinner, Founders' Celebration, and much more. Check our website www.cityofrefugeucc.org/25th-anniversary-celebration for updates. We shall send out information regarding accommodations soon. You may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions.
This Saturday, September 24th @ 7pm, we continue to honor the life and influence of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, trans woman activist and community leader for transgender rights and trans women of color, and the founder and Executive Director of the Transgender GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP).
Our church is hosting a film screening of MAJOR! beginning at 7pm, followed by a forum of trans women and men of color of the Oakland faith and justice community. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase ON EVENTBRITE www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-major-the-documentary-tickets-27664229455. Popcorn and refreshments will be available.
“It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.” ― Harvey Milk
“Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.” -― Mitch Albom
“You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No.”
― Alison McGhee
“The Creator wants us to drum. He wants us to corrupt the world with drum, dance and chants. After all, we have already corrupted the world with power and greed…which hasn’t gotten us anywhere – now’s the time to corrupt the world with drum, dance and chants.” -- Babatunde Olatunji
"i like my body when it is with your
body…. which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur…" ~ e.e. cummings