So I am definitely behind in my chatter about the goings on at church, but I do want to share this video that I took of Jordan singing on Confirmation Sunday.

I had a little challenge going with the confirmation class during worship this year.  They would pick a song that was meaningful to them (it did not have to a typical “Christian” song).  They would tell me why it was meaningful and then we would listen to it.  After we listened to it I would tie it to some scripture with a reflection.

One of the last songs that they chose was Brave, by Sara Bareilles.  When I asked them why it was meaningful they said, “Well … because we think God wants us to be brave.”

These kids can drive me crazy, but it’s moments like that when I know the church is going to be okay.

I asked Jordan if he would sing this as a surprise to the confirmands (and their mentors, I only told two people it was happening!).  He sang it immediately after my Letter to the Confirmands, which summed up all of my hopes for them perfectly.

This is a great example of how “secular” music can be used in the church.  And Jordan did an amazing job!  As always. 🙂

Music On Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas, everyone!  I’m enjoying some time with my family in CT, but I wanted to share some of the beautiful music we had at RCC on Christmas Eve.

We hired a girl lives in the area last year on Christmas Eve and everyone enjoyed her singing so much that we asked her to come back this year!


She sang Ave Maria as an introit …


… and then O Holy Night later on during the service.

THEN my husband tried to surprise me … but blew the surprise three days before Christmas Eve. 🙂

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I was still surprised!  I was just surprised three days early … 🙂


Don’t they sound amazing? I love them!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and was able to enjoy some well-deserved sabbath time afterwards.  Merry Christmas, friends!