In response to the movement to Make Poverty History, Trinity Episcopal Church will celebrate a special U2 Eucharist at 5pm on June 17, 2007. This U2 Eucharist will feature music from U2’s catalog, including such favorites as Where the Streets Have No Name, Yahweh, Love and Peace, Pride, and One.
The U2 Eucharist has recently received international media attention, from newspapers to BBC World Service presentations, for its innovative use of the band’s biblically rich lyrics and social justice message, for its ability to bring together people of many different generations in a context of worship, and as a tool for raising awareness and empowering communities to respond to the Millennium Development Goals.
Every nation in the world has endorsed the Millennium Development Goals to eradicate extreme poverty and global AIDS, and many churches, including the Episcopal Church, have endorsed them as well. Accordingly, the offering will benefit ChildHope, which through its work is also engaged in realizing the Millennium Development Goals.