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Taize Prayer

CHURCH ACTIVITIES & NEWS

Sunday Service - November 18 at 10.30am
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Announcements for the week of November 18 (Port Nelson Notebook)
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Rekindle Update - November 18 2018
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Fall Worship Theme: Preparing Room: The Blessings of Place
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Visioning Team Update September 2018
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Youth Service Trip to Guatemala March 2019
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Port Nelson Annual Report - 2017
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Visioning Plan 2017
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Children and Youth Ministries Brochure
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Reaching Out Ministries Brochure
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Adult Small Groups Brochure
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Caring Ministries Brochure
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A complete list of activities is available on the Events Listing page and our Worship opportunities can be found on our Our Sunday Morning page.

WORSHIP - TAIZE PRAYER

"As the words are sung
over many times, this reality
gradually penetrates the whole being"

Port Nelson is pleased to offer Taizé prayer at various times throughout the year.

Here's the upcoming service,

Taize Prayer – Sunday November 18 at Port Nelson United
A service of Prayer with the Songs of Taize will be held on Sunday, November 18 at 7.30pm at Port Nelson United Church, This is a shared service between Appleby and Port Nelson

Taizé, in the south of Burgundy, France, is the home of an international, ecumenical community, founded there in 1940 by Brother Roger. The brothers are committed for their whole life to material and spiritual sharing, to celibacy, and to a great simplicity of life. Today, the community is made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, from more than twenty-five nations.

At the heart of daily life in Taizé are three times of prayer together. The brothers live by their own work. They do not accept gifts or donations for themselves. Some of the brothers are living in small groups – "fraternities" - among the very poor.

Since the late 1950s, many thousands of young adults from many countries have found their way to Taizé to take part in weekly meetings of prayer and reflection. In addition, Taizé brothers make visits and lead meetings, large and small, in Africa, North and South America, Asia, and in Europe, as part of a "pilgrimage of trust on earth".

Singing is one of the most essential elements of worship. Short songs, repeated again and again, give it a meditative character. Using just a few words they express a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being.