welcome

No matter who you are, where you come from, what you’ve done, who you love, or what you believe or don’t believe…you are welcome here.

Just as Jesus welcomed everyone to his table during his earthly ministry, so we carry on this tradition of spiritual generosity in our own parish. Everyone is welcome to attend, receive communion, and participate in all levels of membership, service, and leadership, regardless of one’s faith tradition (or lack of same), racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, legal status, criminal record, or even species (animal companions attend our services regularly).

Many of us at Grace North Church have known how painful it can be to be rejected by our faith communities. We strive to be a true community of grace, where anyone can find forgiveness, friendship, or a second chance.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Palm Sunday, April 13, 5pm
Join us for Palm Sunday. We begin a week with three powerful services starting with Palm Sunday, next the Passion of Good Friday, and then the celebratory Easter Service.

GoodFridayflyer2014_403_wbGood Friday, April 18, 6pm-9pm
Drop in and leave anytime
Passion: Nine Words of Power  An Interfaith Service for Good Friday

A unique, interactive and interfaith service. The Last Words of Jesus are told and interpreted through scripture, art, music and contemplation in a beautiful, unique service. The power of these Nine words have changed the course of humanity. In this service you will have a chance to learn about them and experience them not only through the readings but through art, music, dialogue, contemplation and deep interfaith teachings. We will move through nine stations in the church sanctuary, exploring a word and message at each one. Every station offers a different experience. Whether this is your first Good Friday, you are a learned christian scholar, or you have another faith, this service can deepen your understanding and connection to Jesus and his teachings. It’s only nine words, but these words and this event is so powerful, the service starts at 6pm and can run to 8:30 or 9pm.  You are welcome to drop in (or leave at anytime) — simply find us in the Sanctuary and join in.  All walks of life and faiths are welcome.

GNC_Easter2014_1Easter Sunday, April 20, 5pm
Celebrate Jesus’s Resurrection and Yours! Our service is a wonderful blending of traditional liturgy, contemplative practice, progressive teachings with live music. Everyone is welcome to take communion. Please join our friendly, informal congregation on this celebratory day.

 

 

Sunday Service: Sunday Evening Prayer and Communion
Every Sunday, 5pm
with Live Music

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All are welcome to attend Sunday Service. Our service is a wonderful blending of traditional liturgy, contemplative practice, progressive teachings and an informal friendly style. We will read the Gospel for the day, and we also include a reading from another world religion. Everyone is welcome to take communion. Live Music ranges from interfaith chants, to folk, to roots rock. Please join us.


 

Friday, April 25, 2014
Interfaith Labyrinth Walk with Live Music
6pm FREE
GNC_Lab_onlineAd_April Find peace. Walk the Labyrinth. Sing, meditate and enjoy a concert of music from many world religions.

With 97 candles lighting the way, our Labyrinth Walk is open to all ages, walks of life, and  faiths. Since ancient times, the Labyrinth been a form of meditation. Walking the winding path reminds us that even though life has many twists and turns, we always end up at center. Wind your way back to the beginning and feel more refreshed. While you walk, our musicians will play a concert of music from many world religions. Enjoy these beautiful songs from many traditions that remind us how religions from around the world inspire inner peace and hope through music. You can choose to listen, sing, walk, meditate. All ages, walks of life, all faiths are welcome. Casual attire.

The Winding Way musicians play a variety of instruments: guitar, violin, cello, piano, voice, to match the songs of the month. Songs may come from christian, buddhist, jewish, hindu and more traditions. The Labyrinth is the last Friday of every month. You and your family and friends are welcome!

The Labyrinth Walk is sponsored by Grace North Church in Berkeley. Grace North Church welcomes all faiths, ages and walks of life, through Christian service and Interfaith programs, that bridges together Traditional Worship, Contemplative Practice, Progressive Teaching and Interfaith Community.

 

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