Grace Church Van Vorst presents the Hallelujah Project - 4/11/09 7PM

Grace Church Van Vorst presents the Hallelujah Project

The combined ministries of Grace Church Van Vorst present the Hallelujah Project. This invocative, multi-sensory, multicultural worship service, incorporates uplifting song, contemporary and traditional music (ranging from gospel to R&B , rock to hymns, folk to pan-Asian), dance and visual arts.  The worship will be lead by the many communities that Grace Van Vorst serves.  According to Claire Guerette, who conceived of the service, “We wondered what it would look like if everyone in our community: the seniors, the children, the homeless, the artists…everyone, had a voice in creating a service.  The Hallelujah Project is that service.” This dynamic worship experience is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, whether you are a Sunday regular or have never experienced a church service.  This Easter Vigil service takes place on Saturday, April 11th at 7:00 pm at Grace Church Van Vorst – located at 39 Erie Street and 2nd Street in downtown Jersey City, NJ. 

The Hallelujah Project is conducted by Michael Crane, a Jersey City musician and music teacher and features the Grace Van Vorst worship band under the direction of GCVV music director Peter Moffit.  One of the highlights is a gospel version of the famed Hallelujah “chorus” from George Friedrich Handel’s Messiah. Various groups will also sing songs that reflect their involvement in the Grace community.

Admission is free to the public, though donations will be accepted through the offertory.   All of the collection will directly benefit the York Street Project in Jersey City.  The York Street Project provides housing, education, and childhood development with counseling and life-skills training to more than 300 economically disadvantaged women and children each year.  The Hallelujah Project is made possible through a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

The community at Grace Church Van Vorst mirrors the great diversity of Jersey City; performing and visual artists; professionals and trades people; straight and gay; Asian, Black, Latino, Indian, Filipino, and white all worship together in a progressive, inclusive, urban congregation. Creativity permeates all aspects of church life—from innovative multi-media worship to the use of our landmark building as a center for education and performance. Community, Diversity and Creativity are the hallmarks of parish life at Grace Church Van Vorst.  Regular services with Holy Communion are held every Sunday at 9:15 and 11:00 AM.  All are welcome to attend.

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