Sponsored by the fellowship group New Thing in a Church Basement and Zions Reformed UCC, Allentown’s first-ever U2charist takes a page from similar worship gatherings held across the country in recent years, adding its own Celtic twist in honor of St. Patrick Day’s and U2’s Irish origins. Put simply, a “U2charist” is a worship service that uses the music and rich spiritual imagery of U2 as liturgical guides. Calls to worship and responsive readings often reference the Biblical allusions of U2’s work, and the music for this liturgical hour will be taken from U2’s catalogue and re-imagined with an acoustic, Celtic style. Echoing the band’s long-stated concerns for social justice, this gathering will also highlight unique issues of equity and avenues of help in our local setting.
Parking at Zion’s is widely available in the County lot directly adjacent to the church and at a lot off of Church Street just between Zion’s sanctuary and Walnut Street.
- St. Patrick’s Day U2Charist in Downtown Allentown: Part of the Generative Urban Revival (chriscocca.com)
- March 11 at St. Paul’s (brokenliturgy.wordpress.com)