Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
March 1, 2006

Schreiner University to Host Taize Services March 5 & April 9

Schreiner University Campus Ministry will hold services to raise funds for a trip to France.

The first service is Sunday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom.

Schreiner students will lead a Taize Service, which is characterized by singing and prayer. An offering will be received to raise money for the May trip to Taize, France.

The Rev. Gini Norris-LaneTaize in the south of Burgundy, France, is the home of an international ecumenical community, founded in 1940.  The members who make up the community are Catholic and from a variety of Protestant backgrounds. They hail from more than 25 nations.

Since the late 1950's, many thousands of young adults from countries around the world have found their way to Taize to take part in weekly meetings of prayer and reflection.  They participate fully in the life of the community in Taize, which is centered in prayer three times a day.  In addition to prayer, those who go to Taize also join with people from other countries for meetings, meals, small group discussions and practical jobs. 

The Rev. Gini Norris-Lane, campus minister at Schreiner University, along with 12 students and a sponsor are in the process of raising funds for a trip to Taize, France, May 11th - 22nd.  There will be a second Taize Service at Schreiner April 9 at 6 p.m. also in the Activity Center Ballroom.  On Wednesday, March 8th there will be a short Taize Service at noon at the First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville.

An offering will be received at each service to help support the trip. For more information please contact The Rev. Norris-Lane at vanorrislane@schreiner.edu or at 830-792-7284.

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