African American Spirituals, hold an essential place is American religious history. Please joins with us, as we explore the meaning, history, and significance of this one of a kind story telling, born from a place of both hope and sorrow.
This is a worship service centered on music. There will be few readings and no sermon. Often, the Music Director explains the history of individual hymns. The choir may be part of the service. A music service may feature Taizé, a form of deeply meditative singing or it may consist of the congregation’s favorite hymns. Sometimes, the congregation will sing in the Shape Note tradition.
We will borrow from a style of worship created by an ecumenical monastic community founded in France in 1940 to nurture communion and reconciliation in the face of war. The community and this practice flourishes today around the world. Join us for a quiet time … read more.