On Sunday, December 11, Bishop Susan Brown Snook will visit Border Church—a bi-national worshiping community of migrants, the deported, and their loved ones. Joining her will be Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, ELCA Synod Bishop David Nagley, and Bishop William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign.
Since November 2011, people from the United States and Mexico have gathered each Sunday afternoon to share communion at Friendship Park, the historic border meeting place at the western edge of the border, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Somehow, mysteriously, the border wall becomes the table of the Lord as people gather on both sides of the border to celebrate the love of Christ together.
Worship begins at 1:30 pm. Good News Festival guests and Episcopalians will gather on the US side at 11:45 am to hike to Friendship Park. Be prepared for up to 2 miles hike in each direction. Bring water, hats, sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. People with mobility issues are encouraged to attend online HERE. Directions to Friendship Park can be found HERE. Details on Border Church can be found HERE. Details on Friendship Park can be found HERE.
Full Border Church Schedule Below (USA Side of the Border)
SILENT MARCH & BORDER CHURCH
• 11:45 AM — Meetup
• 12:00 NOON — Hike to Friendship Park
• 12:45 PM — Silent March and “Gritos” (Shouts) with friends in Mexico
• 1:00 PM – Orientation to Campaign to Save Friendship Park
• 1:30 pm – Border Church with friends in Mexico
• 2:00 pm – Hike back to Parking Lot Entrance
QUESTIONS: Contact John Fanestil (email@example.com), 619-823-6223.