Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine Adventures -- Pancakes and Music

My church has a pancake breakfast one Saturday morning of month as a way for people to meet each other. (Our church has grown to having two Sunday morning services and one Sunday afternoon service. If one is faithful to one time, there are hundreds of others one may never meet.) This month's event coincided with Valentine's Day. But it became a very special event with the additon of music. My church has one choral group called the Unity Singers, a 16 member group. By a blind audition this group was chosen to present a concert at the upcoming conference of the American Choral Directors' Association. As a fund raising to support their attendance at this they sold musical Valentine's and delivered those during the pancake breakfast. The recipients varied from a 7 year old girl from her parents to very romantic sentiments from spouses to each other. Then the singers presenteda 30 minute concert of the music they will sing at the choral directors' meeting. They will do the concern again in March. I think I'll go back again! All this made the Valentine's Day very memorable.

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