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.
Interfaith Labyrinth Walk with Live Music
Friday, March 27, 2015
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Find peace. Walk the Labyrinth. Sing, meditate and enjoy beautiful songs and chants from many world religions. With 97 candles lighting the way, our Labyrinth Walk is open to all ages, walks of life, and faiths. You can choose to listen, sing, walk, meditate. All ages and all faiths are welcome. Casual attire welcome. The Winding Way musicians play songs from christian, buddhist, jewish, hindu and other traditions. The Labyrinth is the last Friday of every month. You and your family and friends are welcome!
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. Read more here. 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.
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES
Join us for our Holy Week and Easter services this year as we remember the events of Jesus’ last week in Jerusalem, his brutal crucifixion and glorious resurrection.
Palm Sunday | 5pm, March 29, Labyrinth Hall
For this unusual service, we walk with Jesus through the events of his last week, reinacting the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper with his disciples, his desperate prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, and ending with a dramatic reading of the passion of St. Mark.
Maundy Thursday | 7pm, April 2, Sanctuary
Be present at the Last Supper with us as we share communion and wash each other’s feet, all accompanied by the solemn and haunting music of the Cantemus Gregorian Chant Choir.
Good Friday | 6pm, April 3, Labyrinth Hall
The most anticipated and popular service of the year at Grace North Church is not really one 3-hour service, but nine 20-minute services in quick succession. Feel free to drop in or out at any time. During this time, we accompany Jesus throughout the crucifixion, meditating on his words, and speculating on their meaning for us today. Each 20-minute service consists of a procession, readings from the gospels and the mystics of the world’s religions, a time of open sharing, and a chant composed on the spot, drawn from the content of our conversation to lead us into the next procession. Don’t miss this poignant and awe-filled ritual.
Easter Sunday | 5pm, April 5, Sanctuary
Party! Easter is the greatest, most ecstatic festival of the year, and the joy of this celebration is hard to contain. Tyranny and death have been defeated! They did their worst, and Jesus got up and walked away from it all. His resurrection changed the history of the world forever, and we are invited to be a part of it. Champagne will be served!