UU Lansing Musicians ConcertOn Sunday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m., we’ll present a concert by our four service music groups: Jazz Combo, Women’s Chorus, Chalice Choir, and Folk Band. Each group has been working hard, and you’ll hear some music that you might not get to hear in our services. Freewill donations will be accepted to help support the music program and the church.
Hymn of the Month: "Turn the World Around"For April’s theme, transformation, we’ve chosen “Turn the World Around,” #1074 in Singing the Journey. Harry Belafonte wrote this piece and premiered it on The Muppet Show in 1977. In his introduction to it, Belafonte said: “I discovered that song in Africa. I was in a country called Guinea; I went deep into the interior of the country, and in a little village, I met with a storyteller. And that storyteller went way back into African tradition and African mythology and began to tell the story about the fire, which means the sun, and about the water, and about the earth, and then he pointed out that all these things put together turn the world around. And that all of us are here for a very, very short time, and in that time when we’re here, there really isn’t any difference in any of us if we take time out to understand each other. And the question is, do I know who you are, do you know who I am, and do we care about each other? ’Cause if we do, together, we can turn the world around.”
UU Lansing Music Program
|Lia Wang, staff pianist|
The Music Committee is charged with supporting the music director, advocating for the music program, and working with the music director, minister, and church leadership to enhance and develop the music ministry of the church as it deepens and enriches congregational life. Our members are Maureen McDonough, chair; Mary Turner; Randy Scott; Bruce Howard; and Ralph Putnam.