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 GNC 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.
Maundy Thursday, March 28, 7pm
Commemorating Jesus’ Last Supper, this footwashing service is accompanied by the music of the Cantamus Gregorian Chant choir.
Interfaith Good Friday Service, March 29, 6-9pm. The betrayal, suffering, and death of Jesus is archetypal of the pain and injustice common to the human condition. This unique service uses the nine last sayings of Jesus as gateways to exploring our own experiences of grief and loss. Through Christian scripture, the writings of the mystics of the world’s religions, interpretive dance, contemplative chant, and open discussion, participants are given a creative and cathartic opportunity to explore the most bitter mysteries at the heart of the human experience. Open to anyone, of any faith or none–drop in or out anytime from 6-9pm.
Easter Service, March 31, 5pm. Easter is the most important holiday of the year for Christians, as it celebrates the day in which Jesus ressurected from the dead, defeated the power of evil and death forever and opening the way for us to share in his life, immortality, and divinity. Join us for this joyous celebration of liberation and hope. A champagne reception will follow.
Walk the Labyrinth, Friday, March 29th and April 26th, 6pm, Free
This unique and ancient form of prayer reminds us that even though life has many twists and turns, we always end up in the center. Please join us for our monthly labyrinth walk as we light the way with candles and our band plays live music from many world religions. All faiths, walks of life, and ages are welcome. The interfaith labyrinth walk is always the last friday of every month, from 6-7pm.