The KUMC Church, along with Pastor Juhye Hahn and its members, have been sharing their Tuesday night Taize prayer service with the community to come together to pray and ask for the miracle of healings of all kind - whether it be physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual through silent prayer. So, you may ask: What is Taize? Well, it began with Brother Roger who was a man of fire, of love, bringing his love for all people of God. His love caught fire in Taize, France, in the early 1940's where he built a community of worship for the youth and the poor. It became an enduring inspiration of the love of God in the world where people are hungry for true love. Taize is a sign of reconciliation. The service is composed of simple praises, that are sung repeatedly and the words become the prayer; listening to the Scripture; and silent prayer and common prayer. The service is held from 7:00-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening.
Just this past summer, prelude music has been added to the Taize service with performances by local musicians. Under the direction of Corinne Terlecky, her talented choirs have shared their musical gifts with the congregation. Travelin' Prayer, Songbirds, The Ringtones, and individual vocalists have donated their time because of their love of music and the knowledge of the power it holds to bring comfort and healing for those in need. This August will be no exceptions.
On August 14th, Rob McCrann will share his amazing talent at the piano for the congregation to meditate and prepare for Taize. Guest vocalists will be Deirdre King and Michael Cavaliere. On flute, will be Corinne Terlecky for the classic American Folk Tune, The Gift of Love.
Music will continue to be a part of Taize on the third Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:40. If you would like to contribute your musical talent to this beautiful service, please contact the Church @ 860-828-4222 and leave a message for Corinne Terlecky.