What do you get when you mix the United Nations' Millennial Development Goals, the music of Bono and Holy Communion?  A U2charist.


What do you get when you mix the United Nations' Millennial Development Goals, the music of Bono and Holy Communion?  A U2charist.
The Holy Eucharist is a Communion service and Christian commitment.  When that is joined with the concern for the lives of those in Third World countries a special mission is formed and activated.
Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale will offer this alternative worship experience on Sunday, January 30th at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Live music of the band U2, powerpoint presentation and the sharing of Christian lives around the world will focus attention on a message from the Southern Sudan.  Charlie Barebo, the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem's liaison to her companion diocese, Kajo-Keji in the Southern Sudan, will be the guest speaker.  "With the recent referendum for independence in the Southern Sudan from the oppressive regime in the North, our prayers and support are crucial," says the Rev'd Edward K. Erb, rector of Grace Church.  "It could not be a better time for us to share our mission to the world in this unique way."
The UN's Millenial Development Goals seek to eradicate hunger, promote the welfare of women and children, and increase education in Third World Countries.  Bono and the popular band U2 have over the years produced, performed and recorded many songs with Biblical references and messages to stir people to mission in transforming the world.  "The official, legal name of the Episcopal Church," Fr. Erb explains, "is the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, which is a surprise to many - including Episcopalians!"
The public is invited to join in this special celebration.  All proceeds collected will be dedicated to work in building up the communities in Kajo-Keji.  Grace Church is located on the corner of Church and 9th Streets in Honesdale.  For information, call 253-2760.