All youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 30 are invited to join a life-changing pilgrimage to Taizé, France, a place which is filled with deep Christian spirituality and broad ecumenism. This week-long experience will be led by Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar. Watch the videos below to see more.
Interested in the Pilgrimage to Taizé but would like to know more?
Or just wondering what the Pilgrimage is?
Concerned about overseas travel? The cost?
Pastors, wondering why you or one of your young leaders (16-30) should go?
If you have any of these questions or others, join Rick McKinley for an online meeting to learn more about the 2020 Pilgrimage to Taizé, July 24 – Aug. 3.
Rick will give a broad overview of the trip and the things you can expect, as well as share some testimonials from past pilgrims on how the experience has shaped their life and faith.
During the one-hour meeting there will also be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Though there is no cost for this webinar, registration is required.
The first meeting is at 3 p.m. Oct. 14, 2019. Click here to register
The second meeting is at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 2019. Click here to register
2017 pilgrim Lauren Kenney discovered something new about prayer on her journey to Taizé.
What will you discover?
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Discover an inner peace as you meet Jesus through simple living where He is waiting for you. Prayer, singing, Bible reflection, and sharing are some of the opportunities the Taizé experience provides to deepen the relationship between your faith and all aspects of your life. The pilgrimage will help to fulfill the mission of our Conference and churches—to make disciples for Jesus Christ who are committed to sharing the gospel, in word and deed, throughout the world.
Upon your arrival at Taizé, you are welcomed by a community of brothers who have made a lifelong commitment to follow Christ in simplicity of life. To better understand their commitment and learn more about the Taizé experience, go to www.taize.fr
We fly into Geneva, spend the night and take a bus to Taizé Sunday morning. In Taizé, we will either stay in dormitories with bunk beds or large tents, sleeping on bedrolls. Food, showers, and other accommodations are simple. There is no use of electrical appliances. Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated, but a vegetarian menu is available.
Daily routines include Bible study, worship, prayer, silence, workshops, reflection, faith sharing, camp chores, and fellowship with 3,000 pilgrims from around the world.
Pastors are asked to identify pilgrims, and local churches of the New England Conference are encouraged to pay the cost of the pilgrimage experience. This is a unique investment in spiritual development which will provide personal, church, and conference benefits for years to come.
Approximate Cost: $2,200*
* Trip cost does not include meals or optional sight-seeing events and incidentals in Geneva.
Payments will be due Jan. 15, March 4, and April 15, 2020.
The following documents are required to register for the pilgrimage:
For more information, contact Brenda Borchers, administrative assistant to the bishop, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar is committed to starting nine Taize worship services here in the New England Conference. This resource from Conference Director of Congregational Development Rick McKinley helps you determine if a Taize prayer service is right for your church and tells you how to get started. Click the link above.