A service in the style of Taizé (Teh-ZAY) is offered at 6:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Kingwood.
The Taizé style of Christian worship originated in an ecumenical religious community in the village of Taizé, France. With meditative singing, brief scripture readings, simple prayers, and periods of silence, Taizé helps to quiet the mind, open the heart, and feed the soul.
The next Taizé service is Sunday, January 9. Taizé worship is both meditative and beautiful, employing candlelight and icons to evoke a sense of holy presence that calms our “busy” souls. Whatever a person’s beliefs or denomination, Taizé services offer a time of quiet and solitude in the presence of God.
Taizé is not a replacement for any other worship or denominational experience, but provides an opportunity to complement or enhance a person’s prayer life. It does not try to influence or convert individuals. There is no sermon. Rather, it is a service that is open to all and allows a time for prayer, reflection, and seeking God.
Location: 2929 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood. For directions visit www.GoodShepherdKingwood.org.