Sunday, June 1, 2014

It's been too long!

I received an email yesterday from a person who is looking for a Congregational Church with a choir.  She said she had seen my blog and was interested in perhaps checking us out.  How exciting that someone had read this blog and it brought her to inquire about us.  Then I said to myself, I haven't written anything lately I guess I should update things.

It has been a good year for us in some ways, we have grown in numbers adding three new members to our fold.  In other ways it has been hard to watch two of our members suffer from cancer!  We continue to pray for them and hope for healing and strength!

Next Sunday will be our last regular service for the year.  Our summer hours will begin as well as our special music.  I will post a schedule for this once it is set.  Worship will begin at 9:30 starting June 15th.

A special thanks to all our members for a wonderful year in making music together!

Monday, September 9, 2013


It was wonderful seeing all of you on Sunday!  I am sure that it will be a wonderful year.  As I told the members at rehearsal Thursday evening, I've bought some new music which I'm sure you will all like.  I am in the process of now looking for a cantata with a star theme.  Hope you all have a great week.  Just a reminder if anyone is interested in attending the symposium on choirs at the Saco Congregational Church this coming Saturday, please let me know and I'll get you the details! 

Have a great week!!!  See you at rehearsal on Thursday at 7:00.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Choir Symposium

Just an update on a fall evert that I will be a part of.  I would love to have some of you join me for this.  I realize it means giving up a Saturday but it would be fun to get away but not too far a jaunt for us!  

DATE--Saturday September 14, 2013
"Worship, Joy, Community"

Sponsored by First Parish Church, UCC, Saco, Maine and the Rena Deis Music Fund ****This is a Free workshop -
Help music programs (including First Parish)
Create Experience
JOY in Church Music
Interconnect with the UCC musicians of the Grand State of Maine
To equip each other with music for the Lectionary Year A (Music provided to all)

8:30---ARRIVE and prepare for awesomeness!!!! 9am--10am Round-table and workshop
10-10:45 Sectional rehearsals
10-45-11 BREAK---

11-12 noon Group Rehearsal-
12 Noon--1pm LUNCH (FIRST PARISH WILL PROVIDE A FREE LUNCH)_- and free music browse and swap
1pm-1:45--Group Rehearsal- 1:45---2pm Break---
2PM-2:50 Roundtable--workshop -(repeat of AM-choose a different one)
3PM--Seamless worship---Lectionary Year A--- 

Monday, June 17, 2013

News You've been waiting to hear!!

FYI - My surgery has been scheduled for July 2nd!  I will rehab at the camp!
Please enjoy your summer! 

Summer Music Schedule 2013


16            Don Ballard
23            Marita Lowell
30            Stephanie Sanders - NA Flute - No accompaniment


7              Don Ballard
14            Stephanie Sanders - Flute      Steve Garvin - Organ
21            Marita Lowell


11            Don Ballard
25            Don Ballard


1            Young Cho
8            CHOIR RETURNS   (First rehearsal Thurs., Sept. 5th)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

No Rehearsal!

Just a reminder that there will be NO REHEARSAL tomorrow evening!  I will be at All State!  See you on Sunday at 9:15 am!  Stephanie, if you are planning on being there Sunday, if you could bring a drum that would be wonderful!!  Thanks in advance.  Hope everyone is having a good week!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rehearsal for Thursday - Important Notice!!

This Thursday at 6, there is a wedding rehearsal in the sanctuary. No organist...we will finish just as choir is beginning...Diane has asked that all choir members please enter via the elevator/robie/bridge... they will be having a rehearsal dinner downstairs in the vestry at 7 . . . parking might be compromised as well.
See you in the choir room at 7:00 pm!