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first "U2 Eucharist" to be held in Utah - Utah's 24 TV

Saturday, May 19, 2007
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tag(s): Music

Centerville, Utah. The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection will be holding the first "U2 Eucharist" ('U2charist' for short) in Utah on May 19, 2007. The event derives its name from the music of the Irish rock band U2. The event was conceived by Sarah Dylan Breuer, an Episcopalian divinity student, in 2003 and inspired by the publication of "Get Up Off Your Knees", a collection of sermons employing on U2's lyrics. Bono, U2's lead singer, has been a particularly vocal proponent the Millennium Development Goals which are a set of eight humanitarian objectives officially endorsed by all nations in 2000. The primary focus of the Millennium project is to eradicate poverty and disease by 2015. To that end, all of the voluntary contributions and offerings collected during the evening will be donated to the Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation. The band, U2, is contributing the music on a royalty free basis.

The eight Millennium Development goals are:

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
2. Achieve universal primary education.
3. Promote gender equality and empower women.
4. Reduce child mortality.
5. Improve maternal health.
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
7. Ensure environmental sustainability.
8. Create a global partnership for development with targets for aid, trade and debt relief

Over the past two years the U2charist movement has caught fire around the globe with dozens of services being held as far away as Australia. Most of the hosts have been Episcopal congregations, but the list also includes Roman Catholic, Lutheran, United Methodist and United Church of Christ, among others. The service at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection is open to all faiths and denominations. All are welcome.

The music and celebration will begin at 6:00 PM, Saturday, May 19th. It is strongly suggested that those wishing to attend arrive at least 20 minutes early to ensure seating. The church is located 1131 South Main, Centerville, Utah.

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
1131 South Main
Centerville, UT

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