The Jefferson Window: A Troubling Legacy

This Sunday is Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. It seems fitting that we take time on this Sunday to reflect on the window in our sanctuary with the most troubling legacy: Thomas Jefferson. How do we respond to the painful truths about our Founding Fathers? Maya Angelou famously said, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” Can we do better?

This is the seventh installment of our “Window Series” — taking a look at the stories behind the names on the windows in our sanctuary.

Sunday worship is held in-person as well as on Zoom and on Facebook every week at 10:00 a.m.

Worship services are followed by an informal time in the courtyard to chat and check in. Online coffee hour starts a few minutes after the service ends.

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