U2Charist…Music, Communion, Compassion
Hayes Barton United Methodist Church presents a U2Charist service on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Begun in 2003 in Baltimore, the U2Charist service has spread throughout the world and into different denominations. The music of U2 offers a contemporary vibe that compliments a traditional eucharist and communion, forming an extremely unique worship experience.
The Hayes Barton LightHouse band will perform songs from U2’s canon in the context of a communion worship service. The songs for the service are:
Vertigo, 40, Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Pride (In the Name of Love), With or Without You, Where the Streets Have No Name, One, All I Want Is You, Angel of Harlem, Magnificent, and Beautiful Day.
This service will focus on the ripple effect of our actions as Christians and activists. We will challenge participants to seek global reconciliation and fight for justice for the poor and oppressed.
The U2Charist is open to all, and a suggested donation of $10 is encouraged. Aligning with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, all proceeds from this event will benefit Raleigh's Oak City Outreach, a community partnership that seeks to continue food distribution to the homeless of Moore Square. See http://www.endhomelessnesswake.org http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/.
For more information about the U2Charist, please contact Stephen Howell, Director of Contemporary Music. (919) 832-6435 x. 21; email@example.com
Click here to watch the video of Bart Millard talking about how the song came about, sharing a story with his son: http://freeccm.com/2014/03/26/story-behind-the-song-with-mercyme-greater/