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Candlelight Taizé worship service

is Sunday at Manchester College


Manchester College on Feb. 19 will offer a Taizé service of readings, piano music and silence in its Petersime Chapel. The candlelight service reflects daily prayer in the monastic community of Taizé, France, which is a popular gathering site for thousands of Christians from around the world.

The Manchester service begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, with scriptures read in English. “The community is invited to join students, faculty and staff for the service,” said Sonia Smith, acting campus pastor. Afterward, worshipers will gather for fellowship in the chapel lounge. For more information about the service, call Petersime Chapel at 260-982-5057.

Manchester is a Church of the Brethren college with 1,104 students from 30 countries, 25 states and more than 30 religious backgrounds.

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