Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Back from the U2Charist

I just came back from the U2Charist which was held at the Renaissance Hotel downtown. It was *packed*--standing room only--and as an introvert I'm not that wild about events involving large crowds. But I did stay long enough to hear an inspiring, lively, and humorous sermon by Bishop Michael Curry. I recorded the sermon, and hopefully will be able to transcribe some of it and post it here, if not tonight, then tomorrow.

In the meantime, I invite you to check out the web site of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation, which was a sponsor of the event.

Update: This mention of the U2Charist came in my morning update/message from the bishop from Bishop Ken Price:

As I mentioned yesterday, often times the most moving events come at times that are not part of the official convention. Such was the case Tuesday night. A U2charist sponsored by the Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation moved many to tears. U2's lead singer, Bono, is known for his outstanding commitment to ending poverty and encouraging others to get involved in making a difference in the world. With U2 music, a stirring sermon by Southern Ohio's own, Michael Curry, now bishop of North Carolina, and the Eucharist liturgy, the more than 700 people worshipped together, spilling into the halls and the next ballroom. This is an example of the Episcopal Church at its diverse best.
As I've said earlier, if anyone would like to share a first hand experience of convention or one of the events like the U2Charist, please shoot me an e-mail at ohiorenee at gmail.com. I'd love to have some "guest blogs" this week.

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