To further understand the importance of our work toward racial reconciliation, healing and justice, St. B’s has planned an overnight pilgrimage to Montgomery, AL. Please join fellow parishioners in visiting two museums that offer immersive experiences in the history of slavery and the legacy of racism in America.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED and we are excited to have 48 registered participants!
ITINERARY: OCT. 14 - 15
We’ll leave St. B’s by chartered bus mid-afternoon on Friday, October 14 and after checking into our downtown Montgomery hotel, enjoy a casual dinner together. Saturday morning will be spent at The Legacy Museum, located on a site where enslaved Black people were forced to labor in bondage. After a stop for conversation over boxed lunches at historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, we’ll visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The day will wrap up with a discussion led by an Equal Justice Initiative staff member. Snacks will be provided for the bus ride home, with an expected arrival by 8:00 pm.
The basic cost is $150 per person and includes bus transportation on First Class Charter Bus
Line, a casual dinner together on Friday night, a boxed lunch on
Saturday, tickets to the two museums, a meeting with an EJI staff
person, and snacks for the ride home. We must have a minimum of 30
people to use this transportation. If by August 1, fewer than
30 people have registered, the trip will be made in personal vehicles,
with folks encouraged to carpool. Refunds of $100 per person for unused
bus transportation will be issued. If you plan to drive yourself, the cost is only $50 per person.
Scholarship help is available. Please contact Rev. Serena.
For your convenience, we have secured a limited number of king rooms
(recommended for couples) and double queen rooms (for singles or
families) at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Downtown Montgomery, at a group
rate of $189 per night. Participants are responsible for making their
own hotel reservation (see link in the registration form). Because Friday
nights are the busiest for Montgomery hotels, we encourage you to secure
a room as soon as you are ready to commit to this trip. Your credit
card will not be charged until you check in, and you can cancel your
reservation up to 24 hours before arrival.
you choose to stay elsewhere in Montgomery, please make arrangements to
meet the group at the Hampton Inn Saturday morning by 8:30 a.m. All
overnight luggage will be secured on the bus Saturday as we visit
Families with older children are encouraged to participate. It is
recommended that children be at least middle school aged, and have the
maturity to process and absorb the powerful content of the museums. We
anticipate spending a total of four hours at museums, and another hour
with the EJI staff on Saturday. The bus ride will be 4–4 ½ hours.
REGISTRATION [REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED]
The deadline for registering and submitting payment of $150 per person is August 1 (although we encourage all to sign up as early as possible!). Each individual must complete a separate registration form here. If you need scholarship assistance, please contact Rev. Serena (email@example.com). For any other questions, contact Nancy Cason at firstname.lastname@example.org.