At Old Ship of Zion, where Columbus, Georgians have heard the word of the Lord for over a hundred years, the foundation is crumbling. Mama Gwen, the old Prophetic Deaconess, Old Ship’s spiritual anchor, is tired of making miracles for everyone else when she needs one of her own. Devout choir-boy Quincy is about to bust out of his skin until he meets Siblie, a college girl home from Spellman determined to coax her mother out of a coma.
Getting ready for the annual revival, the congregation struggles to come to terms with identity, sexuality, family, illness and death—to overcome the anger in the dissonance and discover the peace in the harmony. Pulsing, beating, hoping, praying, testifying, they’ve lost their faith but can they find themselves? Can they come together and come to church? For, we are all but angels with one wing: we can only fly by holding on to one another.