Jan 13, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am
First Parish in Lexington

Being homeless as a youth is a terribly challenging thing, especially when 40% of those youth identify as LGBTQ. For many of them, the religion of their parents has caused them to leave home. Alana Martel will be our special guest to help us understand the work of the Boston Alliance of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Youth as we take a special collection to support these youth.  

This Sunday, the sanctuary choir, joined by drummers Jordan, McKenna and Regie O’Hare Gibson will sing three energetic songs from the African Diaspora: the passionate rastafarian song “Rivers of Babylon,” the Soweto Gospel Choir arrangement of “Khumbaya” and the hopeful African American Spiritual “Turn Me Round,” with soloists Elisabeth Jas and Chris Hess. Julia Jaffe will sing Felix Mendelssohn’s lyrical aria “O Rest in the Lord” (from Elijah). For the centering music, Rip Jackson will play Louis Marchand’s mediative “Récit de Nasard” (from Grand Suite in C Major).

There will be Sunday school classes for grades Pre-K through eight. The nursery will be open for infants and toddlers.