Thursday September 23, 2010 7-9 pm

Launch into this fall with further exploration, in a new series of educational talks, workshops, prayer circles, concerts; sharing our “Spiritual Adventure”. Our first gathering in this year’s creative monthly range of educational programs will launch our collective celebration and discovery.  We invite you to participate in an evening of Taize singing and listening to Gregorian Chant, sung by candlelight. Light refreshment will follow. You are also welcome to come and rest, relax, pray, listen, be in silence.

Gregorian chant is prayer. From ancient times until today, people have believed in the mysterious living energy in music, where we can come into our own sacred place and where truth, health and peace meet us as we sing through the meditative chants. Gregorian chant [which took its name in the 7th century, following St. Gregory] dates back to ancient Jewish psalm chanting with many early monastics and Christian communities contributing their compositions for prayers and hymns. The traditional understanding is that they were created by the Holy Spirit.

Taize song is a creative outpouring of the Taize world-wide church movement which began in France in 1940. The songs are simple to learn with beautiful melodies reflecting a yearning and love of God, focused on inner life and human solidarity. Seekers in this tradition ask: “what is our purpose in life” and how can we be bearers of peace, reconciliation and trust in our lives and communities.

Gabriola United Church & St. Martin of Tours Anglican Church
2600 South Road
Gabriola Island BC

Rides arranged to/from the ferry.

For further information please call: 250-247-8578.