Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Philocrites in the pulpit.
I will be the guest worship leader at the First Unitarian Church in Worcester, Mass., this Sunday, August 20, at 10:30 a.m. My topic: "A Vacation in Pentecost: What draws thousands of young people — Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox Christians, speaking dozens of languages — to a monastery in rural France every week all summer long? A simple, generous spirituality." Yup, it's a sermon about the Taizé Community. (I may also throw in a word or two about the Thomas Mass, an innovative worshipping community in Finland that is also finding great success at welcoming young people, which Mrs Philocrites and I got to experience in Helsinki two Sundays ago.)
Postscript: I realize I've forgotten to say that I spent part of my Web sabbatical in glorious Finland! Although I haven't had time to write a travelogue yet, you can take a peek at a few of my Finland photos. They don't provide much context, but at least one of them might make you hungry.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 15 August 2006 at 7:57 AM