Friends, we are invited to a Taizé service this Sunday.  You are probably wondering, “What is Taizé service?”

Taizé is a prayer service (pronounced <tah-ZAY>). 

Taizé was founded amid the profound divisions and discord of the Second World War by Roger Schutz known to many as Brother Roger to foster reconciliation and peace.  Named for the monastic spiritual community in Taizé, France, this unique form of contemplation invites you into an awareness of God’s presence through chant-like songs, scripture, and silent meditation.

Taizé service differs from the feel and format of our traditional Sunday morning services – there is no preaching, no effort to teach, and no communion.  The lights are dimmed and candles are lit.  Our Taizé prayer service offer a simple and peaceful space to gather, reflect, and be still.

What is fascinating is that Taizé has become one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a focus on youth. Over 100,000 young people from around the world makes pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer. 

We invite you to our Taizé service this Sunday with a pizza and salad dinner at 5:30PM. 

Bring your family.  In worship, children’s activities will be provided. 

Come, friends!  Let’s draw close to God and to one another as we center ourselves in prayer, songs, and contemplation.

Join us in person or via Zoom or Facebook Live.

Sunday service begins at 5:30PM.


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