Author Archives: Angie

New Year’s Revolutions

Instead of New Year’s resolutions, I have something else in mind: New Year’s Revolutions. A revolution is a radical change, a change at the root, a complete turning. A revolution casts out forces of death and replaces them with forces … Continue reading

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Encouragement and hope at Advent

Earlier this month, we took part in a joint Advent service with our friends at Covenant Community Church, First Congregational UCC and Pilgrim Church UCC. We were asked to present on the theme of “hope.” Advent is a time of hope in … Continue reading

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Advent & Christmas at Beloved

Special Advent Concerts! Each Sunday in December – services start at 6pm December 7, 2014: Beloved Roscoe Robinson   December 14, 2014: Beloved Michael Ham on saxophone December 21, 2014: Perfect Praise, directed by our Beloved K.B. Benion Christmas Eve Wednesday, December 24th, … Continue reading

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Sheep, Goats and Jesus people

I was amazed to see That the appointed scripture reading for today Is Matthew 25: When you did unto the least of these, You did unto me.   This comes in the wake Of President Obama’s decision To give temporary … Continue reading

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Giving thanks at Beloved

You’re invited to join us for TWO shared meals at Beloved this Thanksgiving Day… 2nd Annual Turkey Lunches for Thanksgiving Day Workers Thursday, November 27, 9 am to 11 am Once again, we’ll be serving our neighbors who work on this holiday … Continue reading

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All Saints Day celebration Sunday, November 2nd at 6 p.m.

This Sunday at Beloved Community, we celebrate All Saints Day. Sunday night at 6:00 pm We invite you to bring something for the altar that reminds you of someone who has been a “saint” in your life, someone who has passed away or someone … Continue reading

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Human Rights Campaign Faith Forum at Beloved July 22, 2014

By Greg Garrison Published on July 23, 2014 at al.com. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Lauren, 23, stood up in the middle of Beloved Community Church in Avondale on Tuesday night, holding her Bible. “I’m a lesbian,” she said. “I really didn’t want to be gay.” … Continue reading

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Across the Tracks: a look at gentrification in Avondale

Three of our Beloveds were recently featured in this short documentary by UAB Media Students focusing on gentrification in our Avondale community. We hope you’ll watch and perhaps learn something new, or will have your own experiences to share. Please … Continue reading

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On shame

“If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection: The Lord’s prayer

Ernesto (student in Solentiname, Nicaragua): “We pray to God for his name to be holy, and it’s up to us to make his name holy. We pray for his kingdom to come, and it up to us to build it. … Continue reading

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