Jazz service; 'God's Work. Our Hands.'; SALT; Church retreat; free concert
Jazz service set Sunday at First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church in Fairfield will present a special worship service featuring the Fairfield Big Band at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the air-conditioned sanctuary.
The Rev. Joe Phipps, pastor of the church, will mix scripture and an inspirational message with special music performed by the 16-piece jazz ensemble.
Songs to be performed include “Prayer Meetin’,” “Swingin’ Low,” “Amazing Grace,” “Just A Closer Walk,” “Running of the Bulls,” “Jerico,” “When the Saints Come Swingin’ In” and others.
Members of the Fairfield Big Band performing for the service are Fred Hucke, Sue Hucke, Francis Thicke, Greg Hanshaw, Tom McNamar, Duncan Phipps, Mark McCable, Rodger Gillasie, Clara Kelley, Gerry Runyon, Leanne Edgeton, Ken Norton, Jim Edgeton, Tim Nelson and Jim Wotherspoon.
Phipps invites the community to attend the joyful, enlightening and inspirational service.
‘God’s Work. Our Hands.’ set
The nearly 10,000 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are invited to put their faith into action by serving their communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people during “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sept. 7.
In recognition of God’s Work. Our Hands., the First Lutheran Church in Fairfield will gather for worship at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at Jefferson County Park Shelter No. 3. Following worship, a time for fellowship is planned as the service project is set up.
Work for people of all ages and abilities is planned. Pizza and drinks will be provided after the service project. Those attending can bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Participants are asked to wear their yellow First Lutheran shirts.
SALT group potluck planned
The SALT group will have a potluck lunch at noon Thursday at First Baptist Church in Fairfield.
Those attending should bring one food dish to share and their own table service.
Church retreat planned
First Baptist Church in Fairfield will have a church retreat from noon Sept. 6 until noon Sept. 7 at Forest Lake Camp.
Those attending should bring a food dish for the hot dog roast the night of Sept. 6. Those who plan to stay overnight should bring their own bedding.
Free concert in Central Park
A free Surrender Concert is planned at 4 p.m. Sept. 6 in Central Park, with praise and worship bands will performing.
Sweet N Saucy will be selling barbecued food.
Everyone is invited enjoy the uplifting music. Bring lawn chairs.
“I am hosting this event to encourage churches to come together as the body of Christ to worship him on the Fairfield square,” said organizer Wilson Starnes.
For information go to www.surrenderconcert.com.