Jazz Vespers

Join us each Friday at 6:30 pm for a Jazz Vespers Moment service of music and poetry.

Vespers is an ancient form of communal evening prayer that has been observed for at least 15 centuries.

Jazz is a uniquely American musical expression, rooted in the soil of slavery and oppression, that gave voice and strength to a marginalized people.

Jazz Vespers, with its blending of these two very different forms of expression, offers a balm that has the power to heal and inspire even as it does not back away from naming its impatience with the injustices of our day.  

Our Jazz Vespers Service offers an informal, contemplative, candlelit time to reflect, meditate, or simply “be” as you listen to the music, take in the beauty and peace of the sanctuary, and experience the authentic warmth of a faith community that gently welcomes ALL.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Jazz Vespers Moments, with a personal perspective by vocalist Elena Escudero and Mary Gauthier’s poem “Mercy Now” read by Linda Abe

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)