Quiet Worship Makes Big Noise by Roger Zollars

Ktizo United Church of Christ is now offering a quiet meditative worship service at 9 a.m. on Sundays. It is proving popular. A friend said, “I went to 9 o’clock. It was wonderful!” Attendance has been excellent. Give it a try. Meetings are held at the Southwest UCC Conference Center, 917 E. Sheridan, Phoenix.

The service is based on a liturgy developed by the Brothers of Taize. This protestant monastic order began in Taize, France, in 1940. Roger Schutz, the founder, settled in France because he felt its people were “broken” due to the turmoil of World War II. He was known as Brother Roger. (A much better brother than I.) Some members of the Taize community work in secular jobs by day, (usually serving the poor) and pray with their brothers at a common house in the evenings and mornings.

Come at 8:45 for 15 minutes of a video with soothing songs and images. The Reflections service is currently following the same prayer beads being used in our other worship service. The ten beads represent the foci of ten worship services, teaching about prayer.

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