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.
Wednesday, March 5 at 7pm
Grace North will offer our annual service in observance of Ash Wednesday on March 5 at 7pm in the sanctuary at 2138 Cedar Street. While the service is the traditional Christian observance of the start of Lent (the season of reflection and renewal leading to Easter), persons of all faith traditions may find resonance with the spirit of this gathering. Read more
Sunday Service: Sunday Evening Prayer and Communion
Every Sunday, 5pm
with Live Music
February 9, 2014: Rev Richard Mapplebeckpalmer
February 16 and 23: Rev Carol Barriger
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, March 28, 2014
Interfaith Labyrinth Walk with Live Music
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.