Evensong comes from a long tradition of sung evening prayers meant to evoke praise, penitence, and prayer. Offered as part of the annual Soulfood Concert Series, this service features a traditional Lenten choral repertoire sung in an act of praise to almighty God, proclaiming his acts in history and in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This liturgy, which dates to the sixteenth century, is rooted in the English Reformation and the teachings of John Calvin. The quiet simplicity and ecumenical nature of this concert welcomes worshippers from all faith traditions seeking a deeper experience with the divine.
"Evensong . . . is a tiny fragment of something else: it is a fragment of the worship which is offered to God by Christian people, every hour of the twenty-four, in every part of the world.”
SOULFOOD CONCERT SERIES
Music drives the praise and meditation at Soulfood, a unique worship event series offered during Lent. These distinctive services—always a creative departure from FPC’s Sunday mornings—reflect the belief that music feeds our souls, and are followed by a community meal of Southern soul food in the Fellowship Hall. Childcare is available for infants through grade 5.