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PUMC Musicians Use Guitars to Fight Cancer! (6/3/17)

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

PUMC Musicians Use Guitars to Fight Cancer! (6/3/17)

Cancer.  It has affected, it is affecting, and it will affect many different people in many different ways.  For surviving family, it creates mourning,  To victims, it creates pain.  And to survivors, it creates celebration.  But for all of us, it’s something that needs to be eliminated.  We need a cure. Every year, the American Cancer Society sponsors what it calls a “Relay for Life” event.  A “Relay” event was recently held at the Washington Lake Park, in nearby...

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God’s Gonna Trouble the Water on Palm Sunday! (4/9/17)

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in 1-WHY, Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

God’s Gonna Trouble the Water on Palm Sunday! (4/9/17)

Both services on Palm Sunday will be led by our choirs, and their message will begin with the announcement that  “God is gonna trouble the Water.”  The services will feature a cantata called “A Journey to Hope.”  So how can “trouble the water”  be a picture of hope??? The Bible relates several accounts of where water was “troubled” to give hope and healing to those who had faith.  Water can be many things.  Water can represent nourishment, or...

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Praise Band Concert Raises the Roof! (3/12/17)

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Praise Band Concert Raises the Roof!  (3/12/17)

It was a Sunday evening. Most of us had already gone to church that morning. But on Sunday 3/12/17 nearly 200 local Methodists gathered at PUMC for a Praise and Worship Concert. The silent auction before the concert and the love offering taken during the concert will be donated to our friends in La Palmilla Mexico to help them complete the construction of their new sanctuary. We are sending a mission team to LaPalmilla this summer (July 22-August 1). For years, this thriving church has been...

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Choirs to Present Annual Cantata: Adore (12/18/16)

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs to Present Annual Cantata: Adore (12/18/16)

For the past gazillion years, the choir or choirs at our church have presented a service of worship through words and music (i.e., Cantata). It’s always been presented on the Sunday before Christmas… at 4:15 PM. Yes, 4:15 PM! No clue where that time came from, but… It’s Tradition! It always happens! And so another Christmas is upon us. Tradition! It always happens! But is that all it is??? Habit? Tradition? Christmas isn’t only a tradition; It’s an...

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Churches Band Together- Music for Missions (4/10/16)

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Churches Band Together- Music for Missions (4/10/16)

Music;  it’s a gift from God.  God gave us music so we could give it back to Him.  We use it to teach, to worship, to praise.  And, we also use it to support our efforts to feed the hungry and to house the poor. On the evening of Sunday April 10, several local Methodist churches got together to present a concert to raise funds for our mission to La Palmilla Mexico.  For many years, the limited financial resources of the church in this town have not been able to reach their boundless love...

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Choirs set to Lead Palm Sunday Worship (3/20/16)

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs set to Lead Palm Sunday Worship (3/20/16)

Can it be Palm Sunday already?  Didn’t we just celebrate or Lord’s birth??? Yes- we’re there.  The Lord is coming! On Sunday March 20, we will “sing hosanna” to our Savior by worshiping in music.  During both services, our Choirs and Praise Team will lead a musical journey through Holy Week.  Traditional  hymns and contemporary praise music will be sung by the choirs.  The music to be “presented” will be familiar to most of the congregation, so sing...

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Choirs Shine the Light of Christ during Cantata (12/13/15)

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs Shine the Light of Christ during Cantata (12/13/15)

Our choirs and praise team presented our annual candelight Christmas Cantata on the afternoon of Sunday December 13. The title of the cantata was “A Light Still Shines.”  Here are portions of the forward which is provided in the book: Christmas is a modern day miracle of ancient origin.  Two thousand years of human history have not diminished the importance nor the implications of the Incarnation and the joy of that event will resound for millennia to come.  As we celebrate the...

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Choirs Present “The Seven Last Words” in Palm Sunday Cantata (3/29/15)

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs Present “The Seven Last Words” in Palm Sunday Cantata (3/29/15)

Palm Sunday is usually viewed as a joyous time of celebration; the King is arriving into the Holy City.  But we quickly discover that the Holy City rejected and crucified this King instead of celebrating and worshiping Him. And so it’s appropriate that Palm Sunday finds us looking at the Seven Last Words of Christ. The choir led our Palm Sunday service by continuing Pastor Jim’s theme of Christ’s Seven Last Words on the Cross. Along with narration and scripture readings, the...

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PUMC Records “Prepare the Way” Video (12/18/14)

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Choirs (Music), God Moments | 0 comments

PUMC Records “Prepare the Way” Video (12/18/14)

During our Choir Rehearsal last Thursday (12/18/14), The Voices in Praise stepped into the “recording studio” with Lee Whittaker and recorded a rendition of his hit “Prepare the Way.” This song is especially appropriate as we consider the “Colors of Christmas” and how we’ve been reminded that we must constantly prepare our lives and hearts for the arrival of Christ.  Not only for His 2nd coming, but also for His ever-available touch on our day to day...

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Choirs Prepare 2014 Christmas Cantata (12/21/14)

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs Prepare 2014 Christmas Cantata  (12/21/14)

Wasn’t it just the Fourth of July? Well, it’s not summer anymore and we’re nearing the wonderful time of the Christmas season.  For the past few Thursdays,  the Voices in Praise choir has begun to rehearse some of the pieces that will make up our 2014 Christmas cantata.  Cantata rehearsals continue to ramp up throughout the month. If you’re interested in joining with the choir to sing in this year’s cantata, drop by on Thursday night. Rehearsals start at 7:00 PM...

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Choir Returns to the Loft this Sunday! (9/21/14)

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choir Returns to the Loft this Sunday! (9/21/14)

The “Voices in Praise” (our adult choir) will make their 2014-2015 season debut this Sunday (September 21)!  We’ve been away for the summer, but we return to use our voices to praise God during the 11 AM worship services. The “choir season” runs from September through June (about 42 weeks).   We will sing the offertory during the 11 AM service, and our anthem will be “Behold Our God.”   Check out the following video for a preview…...

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Voices in Praise Choir to Resume Rehearsals on Sept. 18

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Voices in Praise Choir to Resume Rehearsals on Sept. 18

We’re still in the thick of summer, but if you’re an adult who likes to sing, keep in mind that the first choir rehearsals of the season are just over the horizon.  The first rehearsal of the 2014-2015 season will be on Thursday September 18, at 7:00 PM.  We rehearse on Thursday nights throughout the season (September through June). The Voices in Praise choir is open to ages High School and above.  We sing during the 11:00 service. Our first Sunday of the season will be on Sunday...

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Choir Completes ’13-’14 Season (7/6/14)

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choir Completes ’13-’14 Season (7/6/14)

The Voices in Praise Choir completed its 2013 – 2014 choir season this Sunday with a rendition of “O Glorious Day.” Rehearsals started back in September, and we were in the loft and singing anthems during most of the 42 Sundays between September and this past Sunday (July 6).     The Year in Review… During this year, we sang three cantatas. Our usual Christmas cantata was on December 22, and it was entitled “A Festival of Carols.”  We sang...

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Choirs to Lead Services on June 22 (6/22/14)

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs to Lead Services on June 22 (6/22/14)

The choirs and praise team will lead both services on June 22.  Using music, narration, and the Word, the choirs will lead us through a journey celebrating our church’s heritage and history. But more than a look into the past, we will celebrate how God has always been faithful to us.  As written in the letter to the Hebrews, we are surrounded by a “great cloud of witnesses.”     As we enter this transition period between pastors, we will look to the past so we can...

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Palm Sunday 2014- Grace Present, Past, and Future (3/13/14)

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Palm Sunday 2014- Grace Present, Past, and Future (3/13/14)

Abounding Grace… The choirs presented an entire musical service for Palm Sunday (April 20, 2014). The service  opened with the traditional singing of “The Palms”, as children weaved between the pews to welcome the Savior into our midst.   As we’ve seen in our recent Lenten devotional series, we are surrounded by God’s grace; unmerited favor.  Grace that draws us near to God, grace that leads us to accept God, grace that makes us more like Him.  The musical...

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Palm Sunday Cantata: “Grace- Past, Present, and Future” (4/13/14)

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Palm Sunday Cantata: “Grace- Past, Present, and Future” (4/13/14)

Grace… On Palm Sunday morning (April 13),the members of the music program  will present a Sunday worship service filled with grace!  This Lenten Season,  our church family has been reading through the devotional, “Forty Days of Fruitful Living: Practicing a Life of Grace.“ On Palm Sunday, as we gather together to worship, we will celebrate the grace that is ours in Jesus Christ.  By His death and resurrection, we are free to live a life of grace. Grace- God becomes human and...

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Annual Christmas Cantata (12/22/13)

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Annual Christmas Cantata (12/22/13)

Concert of Carols Our choirs and praise teams will present our 83rd annual Christmas Cantata on Sunday 12/22 at the traditional time of 4:15 PM. The cantata is entitled “Concert of Carols“. The “Christmas Story”isn’t just a “story.”  It is redeeming love come to earth in Jesus Christ our Savior.  Over the years, musicians have tried to celebrate and capture this message of God’s saving grace come to earth as a babe.  Our church “Candelight...

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Choir Season Resumes (9/15/13)

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Choirs (Music), Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Choir Season Resumes (9/15/13)

The Voices in Praise (“senior choir”) will return to the loft on Sunday Sept. 15.  ...

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