April DeConick

Holiday Taizé Service

In this quiet period between the Winter Solstice and the New Year, we will recall the blessings of the year past – and look to the year ahead. The simple and accessible music of Taizé provides the perfect antidote to the busyness of the holiday … read more.

Taize Service

The Taizé Community (in Taizé, France) has been an international contemplative community advocating for peace and justice since 1940. They have created a simple style of worship comprised of music and readings to encourage thoughtfulness and a peaceful mind. Our own April DeConick and Stephen Lipp have adapted this service for Unitarian Universalists. It’s a good way to celebrate the Sunday after Thanksgiving – before we begin the December season.

New Year Taizé

In this quiet period between the Winter Solstice and the New Year we will recall the blessings of the year past – and look to the year ahead. The simple and accessible music of Taize provides the perfect antidote to the business of the holiday season.

Taize Service

The Taize Community (in Taize, France) has been an interna-tional contemplative community advocating for peace and justice since 1940. They have created a simple style of wor-ship comprised of music and readings to encourage thought-fulness and a peaceful mind. Our own April DeConick and Stephen Lipp have adapted this service for Unitarian Univer-salists. It’s a good way to celebrate the Sunday after Thanks-giving – before we begin the December season.

The Gnostic New Age

Professor DeConick will share insights she learned while writing her newest book, The Gnostic New Age (Columbia University, Press 2016). Her talk will highlight how the ancient gnostics revolutionized religion with an innovative and countercultural form of spirituality. This new form of spirituality shifted the … read more.

Memorial Day Taize Service

This service will remember and honor those who died while serving in the armed forces. The simple music of Taize and the quiet moments of contemplation will help us recall our heroes and the sacrifices that they made for our nation. Together we will build … read more.