Taizé is an ecumenical community of worship in the remote countryside of France. The community was founded in the 1940s by a Swiss man named Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche to work towards peace and justice in a recovering, post-war Europe. The community in France has been a place of pilgrimage for young people (15-30 years old) since its inception. The worshiping style of Taizé is a unique contemplative practice the mixes chanted prayers, repetitive songs, meditation, and readings. Taizé has been a place for Catholics and Protestants to gather in worship together for decades, and members of the community have also worked in interfaith settings inside the community and across the globe.
On November 4th at 6:30 pm, the Taizé service at the Carter Spiritual Life Center (Formerly Christ Church United Methodist Church at 2 Brook Street) will take these worship practices and styles into a small gathering of seeking Christians and non-Christians to join in meditative times of prayer, song, and reflection. You are invited to join. Come to sing, come to meditate, come to rest, come.
The services will continue to occur on the 1st and 3rd Sunday on December.
For questions or more information, please contact Corrie Hermans-Webster at Music.CarterMemorial@gmail.com