Thursday evening, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. all persons who love to sing or make a joyful noise are welcome to join with one another at the Community Presbyterian Church in Terry to begin a joyous singing journey for presentation in mid-December for public affirmation of why we celebrate Christmas.
“Hope Has Hands” created by Sue C. Smith, Phil Cross and Russell Mauldin and arranged by Russell Mauldin includes a joyous Christmas message of salvation of who was sent to us over 2000 years ago. Included in this message are “Hope Has Hands,” “All the World Has Joy,” Joy to the World,” “Mary Rocks the Rock,” “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” “Go Tell the World Medley,” to name just a few songs to be performed.
Rev. Neva Rathbun has agreed to direct the community choir this year and anticipates a good sized group to come together for the rehearsals. Rathbun’s undergraduate degree is in music education with emphasis in voice. She has directed Christmas Cantatas in Jordan, Mont., and prior to that directed Christmas and Easter Cantatas in Kansas for four years before attending seminary.
Rathbun says that with all the chaos that is going on in society, it is a privilege to share the “Good News” of God’s love for all God’s people.
Other rehearsals are planned for Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise determined by the group.
Published Nov. 14, 2012