Lament in the Church

Sat 3 PM | Episcopal

Drew Brown and Chris Davies

How do we teach our churches to worship together in our night seasons? Let’s discuss. Looking on how incorporating, creating, laments within our spiritual communities can grieve, mourn and move to action.

Drew Brown

There is a deep story woven into the lyrics and melodies of this award-winning Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Producer. Influenced by styles of pop, soul, indie, folk, electro and hard rock – the self-produced and 2015 Juno nominated album “Analog Love in Digital Times” takes you on an honest and adventurous ride through stories of love and all of its complications. His 2017 EP “Homecoming”(which includes the new single “Where the Heart Is” as well as b-sides and songs recorded live on tour) continues the movement into deeper soundscapes and storytelling. He has crafted an instantly recognizable sound that is familiar and comfortable, yet all his own.

Drew also has a heart for pouring into other artists and musicians. And to help with that.. he started the Personic Creative Collective to be a hub for creatives to grow, learn and be resourced. Offering production, photography and a community/support system to assist in launching their projects.

305 Lament in the Church

Chris Davies

Chris S. Davies is the curator of Queer Clergy Trading Cards. She currently works for the United Church of Christ and is the point person for Congregational Assessment, Support, and Advancement at the National offices. Chris is a local beer enthusiast, creative queer liturgist, and dreamer beyond the normative church. She is a Connecticut native, a Cleveland transplant, and a wandering Irish Rover at heart. This project is a project of revolutionary love, bringing visibility to queer clergy, using humor and irreverence to help change the conversation to highlight common awe (and absurdities) in faith work. The project tells the stories of what oft is an isolating experience, and invites community beyond denomination. Chris loves Jesus and church deeply, and wants to help vision how we can transform the world, for the sake of the Gospel.

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Session #305