Notes from Nancy Nancy B. James, Director of Music Ministries

portrait of music director, Nancy B. James

Nan­cy B. James, Direc­tor of Music MIn­istries

With the arrival of the beau­ti­ful weath­er and the joy of the com­ing sum­mer I hope and pray that you all find time, make time, to slow down and “smell the ros­es”! Per­son­al­ly, I plan to use this sum­mer as a time to be with fam­i­ly and friends, to love and laugh as much as pos­si­ble. The school year is so busy that it doesn’t leave time in each day to be with them enough. I hope to make up for this dur­ing the sum­mer. Pro­fes­sion­al­ly, I plan to offer two spe­cial class­es in July to help our con­gre­ga­tion improve their musi­cal skills. On three con­sec­u­tive Thurs­day nights – July 16, 23 & 30 – there will be two class­es offered: from 6 to 7 p.m., “Church Music 101”, a class that will teach music read­ing, nota­tion, rhythm, etc. and will include some hymn singing. There will be a break from 7 to 7:30 p.m. for snacks and fel­low­ship, after which the sec­ond class takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., “Sing to the Lord!”, a group class for improv­ing vocal singing tech­nique. This class will include some light stretch­ing, breath work, pos­ture and vocal tech­nique. Any and all ages are wel­come to take one or both of these class­es. Please sign up on the list post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall so that I can have enough mate­ri­als for all par­tic­i­pants. Dead­line for sign up is July 6. At the time I am writ­ing this arti­cle I am pack­ing for Alas­ka and North Car­oli­na. I will be gone the entire month of June and will miss singing and wor­ship­ping with you all, my church fam­i­ly. I look for­ward to being back with you in July. Until then, may God hold you all in the palm of His hands…love and bless­ings.