We've been invited to spend the winter in beautiful
St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick!
We've sung at the Anglican Parish of St. Andrew's twice over the past 2 years. Those with great memories will actually know that our first attempt was actually thwarted by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
The main church, All Saints, on our 2012 Tour.
On this summer's visit, the idea of an extended stay came up. Leading a single service is one thing, but what could we accomplish if we were to integrate ourselves into the community for a few months? Talks began, and this week, everything was approved.
This January and February, we'll spend a 2-month residency in St. Andrew's. The parish consists of both the downtown church and the chapel of ease that you see in these photos. Click the photos for more info on each. You can visit HERE for more info on the town.
Details are still coming together, but some of our creative goals include:
Build a contemporary worship band.
Work with leadership to explore creative and innovative worship services.
Form a songwriting mentorship group.
Reach out into the large community with songwriter nights.
Create connections and workshops for other music leaders.
Work with children and youth to find their worship voice.
Celebrating our first pink church at St. John the Baptist Chapel of Ease, Tour 2013.
We're so honoured that the Parish has given us this invitation,
and we're incredibly excited to see what God has in store for all of us!