All Music, All The Time

St. Augustine (admittedly, not everyone’s favorite theologian) reportedly said, “He [the one] who sings, prays twice.”  It wasn’t exactly that, and it’s part of a longer, more convoluted passage, but it’s something closer to: “To sing is to pray twice.”  I like that better because it does not limit singing to human beings (i.e. “he,” “she,” or “the one”)  Singing is something all creatures, and even the earth itself, can do. Listen to the songs around you.  Besides, “to sing” in English, and in Augustine’s Latin (cantare), is an infinitive – and we can sing forever, infinitely, to show joy and pain, to protest and inspire, and to glorify God.  In our Sunday worship gathering, we sang and sang – your favorites old and new, from different cultures, genres, eras, and faith expressions.  It was different and wonderful.  I encourage you to sing, hum, and tap your feet.  Fill yourself with the Holy Spirit which is music.  Perfect pitch not required.

Blessings, peace – and sing on!
Pastor Carol

Bobby Jo Valentine Concert – August 7

BJValentine concert

More music!  Our friends at College Heights UCC are sponsoring a concert with the renowned Bobby Jo Valentine, musical headliner at last year’s Conference Annual Gathering.  Bobby has created wonderful tunes and profound lyrics about life and struggle.  He is also an advocate for LGBT and child advocacy causes, having played the main stage of many of the largest Pride events around the nation, promoting pure, powerful love of all shapes and sizes.

We’re invited – in fact we are co-sponsors!  There’s no charge!  So let’s have a good turnout.  College Heights UCC is at 1150 W. Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo.  The time is 4:00 pmClick here to learn more about Bobby Jo Valentine.  Contact Pastor Carol if you would like to arrange a carpool.