A Taste of Taizé

Learning to Build a Taizé Team in Your Community

We will explore the roots of Taizé chant as well as the practice for today. Bring your voice, an instrument if you play one, and a heart for worship. Take away Taizé service plans, resources, and strategies to build a Taizé team in your  community. In addition, we will explore chant resources from Iona and other contemplative traditions. The day will close with a Taizé worship experience that will be open to the local community and live streamed for the Oasis community. 

Led by Maria Cirillo-Lein and
Michelle Topi

Date

Location

Saturday, March 9, 2019

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
701 S. College Ave
Newark, DE  19713

Time

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost

$65 - $85, as you are able. Lunch will be provided. 

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Leaders for this Event

Maria Cirillo-Lein, M.A., is a graduate of Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides through Oasis Ministries, as well as its Deepening Year for Direction Ministries Program.  With decades of dedication to the ministry of the laity, Maria has served as Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Children’s Ministries, Associate for Baptismal Preparation and as Director of Christian Formation.  Spiritual Direction is her current call to ministry.  Contemplative living and sharing the beauty of Creation are sources of deep peace and great joy.   

Reverend Michelle Topi is a self-proclaimed “Luther-palian,” musician, mystic and ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual minister.  She earned her M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, and has served various Episcopal and Lutheran churches in Southeast Florida, California and Delaware.  A guitarist and vocalist, Michelle’s musical passion is in sharing contemplative, Taizé-style worship services, and helping congregations develop and lead this style of worship in their communities.  Michelle is a mother of three grown sons, lives in Newark, Delaware and currently serves Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newark, Delaware as their Director for Faith Formation.