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Celebrate Music Ministry at All-Church Family Dinner, June 26

We are truly blessed by the music our choirs and band lend to our services each Sunday. From September through June, Morning Glory, Chancel Choir, Starfire Singers, Alleluia Ringers, and Creekside Worship Band contribute to the message and impact of weekly worship at LAUMC. To honor the contributions of these musicians, the All-Church Family Dinner on Sunday, June 26, will be a celebration of our Music Ministry.

With the close of this church year, we will be saying farewell to the directors of two of our choirs: Daniel Hughes, director of Chancel Choir, and Larry and Carla Sue, codirectors of the Alleluia Ringers bell choir. We will recognize and honor the service of these talented and dedicated musicians/directors as a part of our celebration.

Chef Fred Mayo is working on another delicious dinner menu, to include: hot crab dip, Italian pork chops, wild rice stuffing, baked broccoli, garden salad, and coffeehouse chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Join us at 6:15pm in Creekside for an evening of food, fun, and celebration!

Church Musicians Workshop, Jan. 16

Organ in SanctuaryAttention, church musicians! Do you need some inspiration or new ideas for your worship service? The Palo Alto/Peninsula and San Jose Chapters of the American Guild of Organists present January Jubilee, a day-long series of workshops on Saturday, January 16, led by an exciting lineup of Bay Area musicians who will help you create a better worship experience for your congregation. The keynote speaker will be Matthew Burt, the director of music at Christ Episcopal Church in Portola Valley.

January Jubilee starts at 8:30am at Los Altos United Methodist Church with check-in and social time, then workshops begin at 9:30am. Options include creative use of MIDI, improvisation, hymn playing, publicizing via social media, building a handbell choir, and building a church choir. The day ends at 4:30pm. For more information, download a January Jubilee brochure (PDF). Registration information is enclosed in the brochure, or register online.