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Young Adult Open Chapel

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

Open Chapel @ First Church

NOTE: The January 2019 Open Chapel will be held on Wednesday, January 16, instead of the first Wednesday.

Join us every first Wednesday of the month (Sept-May), 6-8 pm for dinner + our young adult contemporary worship service, Open Chapel as we slow down, sing out, tune in, break bread, and open up. This progressive, experimental, inclusive, participatory Christian worship gathering is open to all young adults and takes place in First Church Berkeley's Loper Chapel (right at the corner of Dana and Durant near the UC Berkeley campus). Services are led by Young Adult Minister Rev. Kit Novotny, with a team of young adults and folk musicians& Sarah and Thomas Gettys, and Director of Music Derek Tam.

Every Open Chapel gathering is a little different, but includes some combination of delicious food and informal hanging out as a community, singing together with guitar, banjo, and/or piano, creative prayer, meditation on scripture and poetry, a sermon that opens up into stories shared from the heart, and an open communion table. Young adults in our community describe Open Chapel in the following words: "Warm, ritual, communal, diverse; Musical, reflective, collaborative; Welcoming, inclusive, nourishing; cozy; Fulfilling and a safe space; Friends; community; Open and affirming! Genuine. Love.; Welcoming, warm, open, beautiful music, interactive; Reflection; Safe, sincere, socially conscious, devoted, accepting, enthusiastic; A blessed place.; Open Chapel: welcoming, safe, feels like community; Beautiful, intimate, touching, invites sharing, community, warm, welcoming; A great opportunity to connect with others; Innovative; Very friendly; Mid-week Spiritual Fix."

2019 Dates:

1st Wednesdays Open Chapel, 6 pm:
Jan 16 (note different date), Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1

 

Photo of open chapel worship, 30 or so young adults gathered in a chapel singing with twinkly lights


Young adults gathered outside brick church, goofy faces