Georgetown AMC Theaters decided to stay closed today due to the SnowtoriousBIG storm, so we couldn’t meet for our Sunday gathering this morning. Jessica and I are watching Mark Batterson on the webcast with coffee and breakfast.http://www.theaterchurch.com
If you don’t have anything going on tonight, head over to Ebenezers Coffeehouse on Capitol Hill (2nd St & F St NE) for a screening of the documentary film, At the End of Slavery. It will be shown at 8:30pm in the lower-level performance space.
Narrated by actor Danny Glover, At the End of Slavery: The Battle for Justice in our Time takes you inside the violent and ugly business of modern-day slavery — the buying and selling of human beings — from the brothels of the Philippines to the brick kilns of India.
Undercover footage and first-person testimony from former slaves and respected experts expose the enormity of the crime — but a remarkable strategy and the courage of today’s abolitionists offer hope for a final end to this brutal trade.
— Text from http://attheendofslavery.com/
View the At the End of Slavery Trailer
For your information, I love the song “God’s Gonna Cut you Down” (played in the film’s trailer) from the Man in Black, Mr. Johnny Cash.
For more information see: http://attheendofslavery.com/
I spent the morning walking through the Lincoln Heights Dwellings (DC Housing Authority) and other neighborhoods close-by with a group of friends dreaming about how to serve DC’s needy neighborhoods. Our group definitely looked a little out of place as we walked the neighborhoods, but I was filled with excitement as I thought about how we could bless these neighborhoods by reaching out and showing God’s love through acts of compassion.
We learned about Suburban Gardens, an amusement park for African Americans who were not allowed entry into Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, MD. The park was in existence from 1921 to 1940, and the Merritt Middle School building sits on part of the grounds of the long-gone amusement park.
I just wanted to post a link to my flickr set from last weekend’s Baptism By The Bay event. Each summer, National Community Church holds a picnic and baptism event at the Sandy Point State Park on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It was a great time!