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Artist-theologian Julian Davis Reid brings notes of rest to Seattle

April 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Well welcomes artist/theologian Julian Davis Reid to Seattle on April 20, 7-9:30 PM for a workshop called Notes of Rest: Sabbath and Our Ancestors. Sabbath and Our Ancestors will explore the rhythms of work and rest that we have inherited, how they have made their home in our bodies, and how we might discern what to honor and relinquish and what to elevate and bring to life once more.

Notes of Rest is a spiritual formation ministry grounded in scripture and black music that helps the body of Christ receive God’s gift of rest. It is a practice of contemplation and creativity that moves us toward the rest we were created to receive. This workshop – Sabbath and Our Ancestors – will use music, teaching, and interaction to explore how we carry in our bodies patterns of work and rest inherited from our ancestors. As we explore how some patterns helped our ancestors survive, we will ask how those patterns serve us today. And, what from our ancestors – familial and spiritual – have been buried deep inside of us and yearns to be released and given life?

Julian Davis Reid is a pianist, producer, and composer with a focus on jazz, electronic music, and gospel. He is a founding member of the jazz-electronic fusion group The JuJu Exchange (in partnership with Grammy Award winner Nico Segal and drummer-inventor Nova Zaii). Julian holds a B.A from Yale University and an M.Div. degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Julian and his wife live in Chicago.

Scholarships are available if the ticket price is a hindrance to attendance. We charge to offset costs, but we never believe that cost should keep someone from attending our public engagements. Call us or email us if you need financial relief to attend.

Tickets are available for $15 via Brown Paper Tickets:


April 20, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Katie Ladd


Queen Anne United Methodist Church – The Well
1606 5th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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