Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mark Your Calendars: U2 Agape Service on Saturday, September 22

If you were planning to attend our U2 Agape Service, we have moved it up a week to Saturday, Sept. 22. We did this in order to avoid a conflict with UNM homecoming, which falls on Sept. 29 (our original date).

For those of you who are not familiar with this concept, our U2 service is similar to a
U2Charist, which Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation (E4GR) promotes around the country. This is a service using the music of the Irish rock band U2 to raise awareness about the UN Millennium Development Goals.

The difference is that we won't have Eucharist as part of the service, but we will have a sharing/blessing of the bread afterwards.

Some services have a live rock band playing U2 music along with their powerpoint, but we will use recorded songs.

If you want to know more about the U2Charist,
read the piece Rosie Chinea, campus minister at Aquinas Newman Center, wrote on this blog a year ago about one of these services held at Grace Episcopal Church in San Francisco.

Our service is sponsored by The ONE Campaign-Albuquerque, Bread for the World-New Mexico, Aquinas Newman Center Campus Ministry, Lutheran Campus Ministry, St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, St. Michael and All Angels Epispcopal Church and St. Chad's Episcopal Church.

1 comment:

Sarah Dylan Breuer said...

Cool idea! Hope the U2 Agape is a huge success, and God bless you in your ministry.