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

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Interfaith Labyrinth Walk with Live Music
Friday, February 27, 2015
6pm, FREE
Let us know you are coming! Reserve your FREE Tickets here

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!

Read more here

GNC_Sun_onlineAd_v4[2]Sunday Service: Sunday Evening Prayer and Communion
Every Sunday, 5pm
with Live Music

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.

PAST EVENTS

A Special Service…

Christmas StoryTo Share the Christmas Story,
our story,
To Sing Together Carols,
old & new

AT Grace North Church
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
7pm, FREE
Let us know you are coming! Reserve your FREE Tickets here

This special service tells the Christmas story in twelve short parts, by reading a verse and singing a carol…until we have heard—and sung—the entire story. We will sing these songs –old and new– by candlelight, together with our live acoustic folk band. You can be new to our faith and this story, or very familiar, because this service tells of the beautiful birth of Jesus as if it is told for the first time, and we provide music sheets for you to sing the songs.

Our early 1900’s historic church is even more luminescent by candlelight on a December night. And when it is filled with song and strings from our live acoustic band, it warms our hearts and hope, and the peaked roofs lifts our voices to sound like stellar singers!  Yes, the singers are you, our families, our friends, our neighbors, our shopkeepers, our teachers, our students… And when night closes, with weather permitting, anyone so moved can bring our hope and song to the front porch to sing a song for the community.

Everyone is welcome to this special service by Grace North Church in Berkeley, CA.

Standing on the steps at evening’s end, singing a carol with my fellow story listeners and singers, and seeing people in houses start coming to their windows, and people on the street stopping in the cold, to hear and slow down the bustle, reminded me what Christmas was about.” Mark V.

Open To All  Everyone is welcome!  Yes, this free service is Open to the public. You and your family and friends are welcome! This service is a wonderful celebration for all people of all faiths and non-faiths to come together, sing and shine light on the world.

Historic Church  Sing with gusto by candlelight! This historic church was built over 100 years ago, and the wood arched ceiling delivers stellar acoustics, so the songs, your voice and the Christmas season come alive!

 

 

 

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