Sunday, February 1 is Super Bowl Sun-day. Because so many watch the game we traditionally modify our afternoon music schedule.
Children’s Ensemble: Brief meeting with children and parents in the choir room immediately after worship.
Adult Handbells: 4:00 pm
Church Choir: 5:00-6:00pm (Everyone home before kickoff)
The ladies’ circles will sponsor a choir appreciation dinner for all church choir members on Sunday, February 15. On this day we must modify our afternoon music schedule:
Children’s Ensemble: Brief meeting in the choir room immediately after wor-ship.
Adult Handbells: 4:00 pm
Choir Dinner: 5:00 pm
Church choir rehearsal: 6:00 pm
The 26th Annual Congregational Retreat to Isle of Palms is Thursday, April 30- Sunday, May 3. A number of rooms are reserved but several rooms are still available. Rooms may be reserved up until February 15 by sending checks made out to Holy Comforter. Cost is $75/night (2-night mini-mum). Be sure to indicate on your check that it is for Isle of Palms Retreat. Contact Greg Cline for additional info and availability of rooms. After mid February we must return available reserved space to the retreat cen-ter. This wonderful fellowship opportunity is open to all.
Music Week at Lutheridge is July 5-11. Several children from Holy Comforter have indicated an interest in attending. Music Week, for over 60 years, has remained the most popular camp of the summer. Holy Comforter will offer, as funds are available, scholarships for those interested in attending Music Week.
Contact Greg Cline, and register early.
Years ago Holy Comforter sponsored Susan Shoemaker, a very accomplished mu-sician in Charlotte, who came to the church and taught Suzuki music classes. This method of music concentrates on ear training, distin-guishing pitches in particular. Many families from Holy Comforter and the community participated. It was a wonderful outreach for us to serve as a satellite location.
A number of folks have inquired as to the availability of starting up another class. If enough interest is generated from the congregational family and community we could have Ms. Shoemaker schedule a Q and A session. There is no obligation, but we were wondering how much interest there might be to bring back such a program. Classes for the most part are taught in small groups of similar ages/level. Instruments may be purchased or rented. Cost is around $60/month, depending on instrument, and includes music materials. Classes would be offered on Mondays after school for several hours. Instruments are sized for every size child from toddler-adult. Ellen Fleming and Deborah Bingham are current students of Susan Shoemaker. Classical guitar, violin and cello are all options.