Choir Notes – October 2021 Submitted with Joy, Sondra Jones

Well I guess my favorite season of summer may truly be over! Sherlock is bringing in more and more leaves with his shaggy fur each time he goes in the back yard and that only means two things….the leaves are falling AND I will have to rake, both the yard (and my house, at this rate). I hope those of you that complained about the heat are ready for the…

Words of Wisdom from Pastor Mickey Are you ready for the HARVEST?

That’s a questions that is sometimes asked in spiritual circles.  The word “Harvest” holds great meaning in biblical literature.  It’s often used as a metaphor for spiritual growth and health (Luke 8:4-8, 2 Corinthians 9:10 and James 3:18).  Harvest is also an important time, historically speaking, here on earth.  It’s the time of year when the work of our labors bears fruit and people become fed and nourished.   Harvest symbolizes…

For thee 20 and 30 somethings! Come join us for dinner and a movie!!!

On Friday October 1st the Church is hosting dinner and a movie for all of our 20 and 30 somethings!  We will be serving a taco bar-buffet (Pastor Mickey’s treat) and watching the timeless comedy, Mel Brooks’ Robinhood; Men in Tights.  RSVP by texting Pastor Mickey at 502-409-1482.   Feel free to invite some friends as well!

Updates to Fellowship Hall and Sunday School Rooms

Many thanks to Vicki Hast and Lydie Boone for the successful completion of the project to paint and install new flooring in the Fellowship Hall and all the Sunday School Rooms.  If you haven’t been to church lately, you need to come some Sunday and check it out.  It is beautiful!

Biblical Conversations with Pastor Mickey

Beginning Sunday August 1st, Pastor Mickey will host Biblical Conversations on Sunday evenings at 5:00 PM in the sanctuary.  Each evenings’ Biblical Conversation will be an informal dialogue around a theme.   Themes can include items like: Scriptural integrity, Holiness of Heart, Christian leadership in a postmodern world, and the future of the United Methodist Church.  For more information, please see Pastor Mickey.   

Choir Welcomes New Director

Our chancel choir is excited to welcome our new Director of Music, Clarissa Smith.  Clarissa is originally from Bardstown, Ky and graduated from Eastern Kentucky with a degree in Music Education. She is currently the Choral Teacher at Burns Middle School here in Owensboro.  Clarissa sings in the annual presentation of the Messiah and is a member of the OCTC Community Choir.  She also performs at many community events including…

Ila Culp Organist

Ila has been our organist since 2004 and prior to that she was our pianist for about three years.   She and her husband have been members of St. John UMC since moving to Owensboro in 1989. Ila earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics Education from Ohio University, and received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Western Kentucky University. Ila has been an avid supporter of the Owensboro Symphony…