Area churches band together to create a truly 'United' Methodist choir
September 18, 2019
Story and photo submitted by Jessica Bennett
Administrator, Erie United Methodist Church, Colorado
On Sept. 14, the Heart of Longmont United Methodist Church in Longmont, Colorado hosted a Gospel Showcase. This benefit concert had some of the best toe-tapping hands-in-the-air gospel music that Boulder County had to offer! One hundred percent of the money raised went directly to Agape Safe Haven – a faith-based homeless ministry in Longmont.
What made this concert extra special was the fact that Erie UMC, Niwot UMC, Heart of Longmont UMC and Rinn UMC joined forces to sing a powerful rendition of "River in Judea" under the direction of the Niwot Choir Director, David Burrows. After the performance David remarked, "I felt a little speechless after our performance and my heart was peaceful. While we live in a divisive world, we came together in a spirit of love, service, and music and there is cause to celebrate."
The combined choirs look forward to singing together again at Agape Safe Haven's spring concert fundraiser on Feb. 29, 2020!