Four Handbell Choirs in different area churches are coming together to make some beautiful music and shine some light on a worthwhile nonprofit.
First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church and New Hope Baptist West, all of Duncan, are hosting a concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 2300 N Country Club Road, Duncan.
According to David Briscoe, Director of Music at First United Methodist, each group will perform individually in addition to a finale featuring all four choirs. Guest musicians will also perform throughout the concert.
A significant goal of the program is to promote and support Christians Concerned in Duncan. Christians Concerned is a non-profit United Way organization founded in 1969 thanks to area churches which combined resources to assist those in need in our community as effectively as possible.
While the concert is free to the public they ask for a canned food donation to help Christians Concerned.
“Christians Concerned is composed of one employee and many volunteers serving those in need and helping others because they believe God calls each of us to care,” said the release. “The organization is funded by donations and is supported by the United Way of Stephens County, McCasland Foundation, area churches, individuals and other organizations.”
The finale will be accompanied by a pipe organ and conducted by Ryan Johnson, Associate Pastor of Music and Media at First Baptist Church, Duncan.
“Acclamation on Azmon, also known as ‘O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing,’ was chosen to emphasize worshipping One God, and that we can worship Him together, in unity,” said Briscoe. “Although we may worship in different styles and traditions, we can certainly agree that He deserves our praise and we want to show the community we can do that together.”
An opportunity to financially contribute to Christians Concerned will be made available. Contact David Briscoe at First United Methodist Church, 580-255-3353 for more information.