May Music Ministry News

God is Rock Solid

By Catherine Wethington, Dir. of Children’s & Youth Choirs

I am excited to share that the Children’s Choir musical this spring will be the show Rock Solid! Through six scenes and songs we learn that God is always by our side through life. The music has rock rhythms and tempi that all the children love. Their favorite song is Walkin by Faith and I think it’s largely thanks to the text:

So I’m walkin’ by faith that God is by my side. He’s with me day and night. Cause in my heart I know, no matter what I’m going through I’ll never be alone.

Through easy trails, hard trails, storms and accidents, our children (or rather, hikers) participate in the summit challenge; ultimately reach the top; and learn that God promises to walk with us – helping, leading and guiding us all – even when we think we’re lost. I love that the children have this opportunity to share the love of Christ through their singing and acting and in return also internalize that gift that is God’s grace. We look forward to sharing it on Mother’s Day, May 14 during the 10:30 worship service!

By the Sea: A Concert

By Jerry Rich, Director of Music

Trinity’s Music Ministry will present its annual concert on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Soloists Philip Keirstead, Catherine Wethington, Nadine Wethington, and Joey Wilson will be joined by the Chancel Choir and Trinity Ringers, all under the direction of Music Director Jerry Rich. The theme is “By the Sea”; in addition to an audience sing-along of that song, selections will include Charles Trenet’s Beyond the Sea, John Ireland’s Sea Fever, Sailor of My Dreams from Dames at Sea, trios from Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance, the British beach classic I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside, Hal Hopson’s The Water Is Wide, Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid, and selections from Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Admission is free.


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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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