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Notes of Rest for the Mangers

Julian Reid Chicago, IL

2021-24: Julian Davis Reid incubated “Notes of Rest” within the Creative Community Care Residency program of City Seminary of New York. The residency helped Reid see how much all of his communities needed rest during the pandemic, and that he needed to approach rest theologically and musically. Out of this gathering with his fellow artists, Notes of Rest emerged as a spiritual formation ministry grounded in Scripture and Black music that invites the Body of Christ to receive God’s gift of rest.

Reid writes:

I pray that this video helps you attend to your own need for rest, as well as to the needs of those around you (fellow humans as well as the rest of creation). God promises us an eternity of rest in Jesus, so for now, in the here and not yet, let us practice receiving and sharing the notes.

Julian’s Grantee Cohort

A joint project of the Ministry in the City HUB and Walls-Ortiz Gallery at City Seminary, the Creative Community Care Virtual Residency brought together socially-engaged Christian creatives from New York City, Indianapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Charlotte, and Corsicana (Tx) for peer mentor support, learning, and sharing. In 2021, residents developed local projects in their respective cities, exploring creative practices of care in the context of community. Projects engaged the concerns and questions of the pandemic period (mutual aid, care re-imagined for social distance, etc.) at the intersection of the arts, learning, faith, and the city. In 2022, the resident pairs offered public online workshops. In 2024, a traveling group exhibition will be on display, starting in Santa Ana, CA.

Julian’s Ministry
Program focus: Arts