Members of U2 at a recent concert
(Reuters photo by Stephen Hird)
The Irish rock band U2 will have a place at the pulpit on April 29 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Framingham.
Its one of a growing number of Episcopal churches hosting "U2charist" services, which weave in recordings of hit U2 songs with a spiritual bent, such as "Where the Streets Have No Name," "One," "Pride (In the Name of Love)" and "Yahweh," into the traditional liturgy.
Song lyrics will be displayed on a large screen, so that congregants without the band's hit already in their iPod can join in.
About 200 Episcopal churches in the United States and overseas have hosted a U2charist, and reported attendance figures rivaling, even exceeding, traditional Sunday morning services.
Collections taken during the special U2 services go to charities fighting poverty, famine, and HIV/AIDS. Participants are also asked to sign on to the ONE Campaign e-mail project, which mobilizes members when foreign aid bills go before Congress.
Read more about U2charist services in today's Globe West...
-- Erica Noonan
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