Raise your voice in praise


The year is flying by as they tend to do these days and Thanksgiving is nearly upon us.
That means it’s almost time to “gaggle up” our Community Choir and make a joyful noise at the Community Service Nov. 25.
The service is sponsored by the Greater Houston Ministerial Alliance and the Salvation Army and the offering that will be received is designated to assist those in our town who are having difficulty with utilities and other necessities throughout the coming year. Sharing is a wonderful way to give thanks for all the good things we’ve been blessed with!
It will be the High School Auditorium again, and we are, of course, hoping to fill the room to the rafters with friends and neighbors giving praise and thanksgiving.
I can’t think of a better way to do that than to blend our voices and sing together. If you’ve been a part of the Community Choir in the past, you know how thrilling it is to stand in that huge crowd with all those different voices and make a beautiful sound. If you haven’t done it yet, you owe it to yourself to jump in and join up. It’s inspiring, it’s reverential, it’s humbling – but mostly it’s fun.
We will be singing two specials and leading the congregation in three other hymns, so if you like to sing, you’re gonna love this. All the songs are familiar ones, all the arrangements are straightforward and easy and all the music is uplifting.
There will also be a Handbell Choir and young people will be singing as well so you can see there’s a place for anyone who wants to be a part of the service.
Please give this some thought and I think you’ll see what a great opportunity it is to do something special for your community.

Betty Brown is a resident of Houston and periodically submits a column of general interest for our readers. She can be reached at bettybrown1939@hotmail.com.


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