Here’s a look at our upcoming services:

October 15 – More Than a Travelogue: we’ll revisit the FUUSN Musicians Tour to Germany, with great music, reflections by participants, bi-lingual hymns, and an appearance by the No Rehearsal Band.

The service on October 22 will feature the simple yet powerful song, “Unity.” This is a translation of the Hebrew text “Hine ma tov uma nayim…” – “How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” We sang a different setting of this important text on September 17. We will also sing an amazing setting of the Langston Hughes poem “I Dream a World” by African-American composer Rosephanye Powell. And…bonus! – at this service our 2nd-5th graders will sing a song written by Ghanaian drummer Sol Amarifio, “Woyaya.”

October 29: the annual Wheel of Life service, with its always-amazing music and readings.

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther defiantly nailed a copy of his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church, beginning the Protestant Reformation. Come on November 5 to hear contemporary versions of Luther’s most famous hymn, “A Mighty Fortress.” The choir will sing the lively and exciting “Cantate Domino” by Heinrich Schütz and other music of the period

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Every year, some 40 groups in our area present concerts or sing-alongs of Handel’s Messiah. One might think enough is enough. But – classics are classics for a reason. Come explore the artistry, craft and profound depth of this work, which we will sing on December 10. All are welcome – rehearsals are on Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm. For more information, email -Anne Watson Born