Candlelight services at Sonora United Methodist Church
Date(s) - 12/20/2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sonora United Methodist Church
The Sonora United Methodist Church will hold candlelight, meditative services based on the Taize worship model on three Thursday evenings in December: December 6, 13 and 20 at 6 pm.
A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, and spiritual readings. There is no preaching. The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations.
The contemplative worship practices of Taizé worship are being incorporated in a wide variety of churches, Protestant and Catholic, and its pattern of devotion is emulated in other monastic communities around the world.
Taizé is a monastic community located in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940s by a Swiss named Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche, familiarly called Brother Roger. The “brothers” of Taizé have taken a vow of celibacy and are committed to a lifetime of simplicity, service, and community. There is an ecumenical emphasis at Taizé, as expressed in their official website, which says the community “wants its life to be a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples.”
The church is located at 90 Yaney Ave., in Sonora, diagonally across the street from the Tuolumne County Courthouse. Parking is located behind the church on Upper Sunset Ave. For more information contact the church office at 532-4850.