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Music & Art, Personal & Spiritual Development

Global Audience Attends “Hearts Wide Open”

On February 13, the First Church Music Ministry hosted “Heart Wide Open: Soulfolk & Song with LEA.”  107 Zoom accounts registered for the event, with attendees joining from as far away as Northern Ireland. Guests also joined us from two Canadian provinces and fifteen states across the continental US. We sang, we listened, we chatted and engaged in a lively and inspiring songversation with LEA. By the end, my heart was not only open, it was full.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors! I would like to extend a deep and heartfelt gratitude to event sponsors Dale Skaggs and Lynda Lambert, Patrick and Barbara Patterson, Nick and Angela Hayes, Mark Miller and Amy Wilbourne, who collectively donated LEA’s artist fee. Their generosity made it possible for 100% of ticket proceeds to benefit the First Church Music Ministry and our ongoing efforts to expand programming beyond the scope of Sunday services.

In the months to come, we will continue to explore ways in which we might offer communal musical experiences that nurture, engage and inspire. If you would like to learn more and/or are interested in possibly sponsoring a future event, please contact Lead Music Director Alissa Rhode at

Thank you to all who attended and donated to make “Heart Wide Open” a success!

Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director




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