Category: From Our Music Director

Preview of Music for August Services

August 1

MaryAnne Winniford, UUCS Member

She will sing Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot and teach you a new song called We Rise, as well as lead you in song. It should be fun!

August 8

Planted by Hands, the band formed by Kelly LaGrutta, Peggy Eklof and … read more.

July 16, 2021

This coming Sunday, July 18, you’ll all be treated to the luscious voices of the Weddle Twins, Marissa (Weddle) McNeilly and Kelsey Weddle! They’ll be doing their version of Paul McCartney’s Blackbird and either I Have a Dream from ABBA or Michael Jackson’s Heal the … read more.

June 24, 2021

I write this a day after the privilege of doing some of the music in Majil Fausel’s memorial service.

For quite a few years now, I have marveled at how much we really don’t know about the people around us in church—and, indeed, in our lives … read more.

May 27, 2021

Well, people … it is that time of year for me once again—VACATION TIME! Somehow I always seem to neglect going on vacation until I have to! As an employee, my church year ends on June 30, so I need to get in my vacation … read more.

May 20, 2021

About this upcoming Sunday … all I can say is, “Y’ALL COME!!!!” Member, environmental activist and Native American Jacob Johns has his fingers in lots of pies during this service: He’s the main speaker (Environmental Activism as a Spiritual Practice) and he, along with his … read more.

May 13, 2021

It was exciting to have people in the seats this last Sunday! I can’t tell you how good it is to actually “songlead” hymns instead of soloing them to a mostly empty room! What a difference! And, I hope to be making some careful music … read more.

April 15, 2021

A week or so ago I received a phone message from Paul Grove, who has played guitar for us several times over the last few years. He had just finished a new CD and wanted to give me a copy. I was delighted, of course, … read more.

April 1, 2021

As your Music Director I have always felt that a big part of my job here is to foster musicians in the congregation—not necessarily to use my job as a platform for my own performances. And yet, with COVID-19, I have been “breaking my own … read more.

March 4, 2021

With our Partner Church service coming up on March 7, I am finding myself, once again, in a sad place because of the loss of our Mixed Choir during COVID-19. The Choir has always been a part of our celebration of the partnership with our … read more.

February 18, 2021

I, for one, am really looking forward to Rev. Todd’s sermon this coming Sunday, Feb. 21. I could use some help in rewiring my brain toward the positive pole! With that as my “guiding star,” I have chosen three songs for Sunday that I believe … read more.