The Drum Majors Alliance is very excited to present our 3rd annual “Holy Week of Resistance” starting on Palm Sunday, April 9th and ending on Good Friday, April 14th!
Each day, will afford the Body of Christ with opportunities to engage with the last week of Jesus’s life in fresh ways that mobilize us for the biblical ministries of justice & reconciliation. Too often we are discipled to view Christ’s death as a narrowly salvific & individualistic moment detached from its historical context & its socially transformative power. Profound wisdom embedded within the narrative goes untapped as a result. By illuminating the socio-political climate that made Jesus’ witness such a threat to the status quo–such that he was “executed by the state”–we are empowered to see what faithfully “bearing the cross” in our current moment requires of us. This is the central aim of each event during Holy Week.
Below you’ll find brief descriptions for the events. Don’t get overwhelmed. Take a look at the week’s itinerary & decide which event(s) you feel stirred by. (Please note: some event locations have not been nailed down. Final details will be communicated next week.)
FREEDOM RIDE (Sunday, April 9th 5:30pm-7:30pm) – Hop on a bus with a diverse group of Christ followers & take a journey to strategic & historic locations to raise awareness about our city’s past & present & to lift up prayers for restoration & renewal. Plan to arrive by 5:15. Bus departs from Old Salem Visitor promptly @ 5:30. RSVP for FREEDOM RIDE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-ride-tickets-33200915833
BELOVED COMMUNITY ACTION HUDDLES (Monday-Wednesday April 10-12) –We live in a moment of great hostility, division, & oppression. Yet, the Gospel calls us to a form of intimacy that resists the hierarchies of the world & to link arms in seeking the wholeness & well-being of the cities we have been called to bear witness to the Gospel in. Gather with or host a small group of Jesus followers for a meaningful time of discussion about how The Cross shapes Beloved Community across lines of difference. The dialogue will be followed by a time of writing letters to local officials to share your concern about issues of food insecurity & economic development in impoverished communities. The Drum Majors Alliance will host a huddle @ THe Chop Shop Barber Shop & Beauty Salon in Downtown Winston-Salem on Monday, April 10th, 7pm. RSVP with link below or contact Drum Majors at firstname.lastname@example.org to host your own huddle. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beloved-community-action-huddle-tickets-33382376587
Where the Cross Meets the Streets PANEL DISCUSSION- (Thursday, April 13th) A powerful panel discussion centered around nationally known Christian theologian, activist, CEO of the Christian Community Development Association, Noel Castellano’s book called “Where the Cross Meets the Streets: What Happens in the Neighborhood When God is At the Center”. The panel will feature faith-fueled practitioners who are serving in various spheres of our city to bring renewal. The panel will wrestle with what a Jesus-like, holistic witness looks like in our city. Christians who are passionate about outreach, ministry to the poor & vulnerable, & faith in the public square should not miss this paradigm-shifting discussion!
#STAYWOKE GOOD FRIDAY VIGIL- (Friday, March 15th) – A time of prayer, worship, & deep reflection on the violent execution of Jesus & its redemptive meaning in a world marred by spiritual & social oppression.