As the Lenten season is upon us, it sparks the thought that summer will be here soon! Spring brings new life, tiny spring buds on the trees, animals awakening from their winter’s sleep, more casual dress, wardrobe changes from long sleeved shirts and pants to short-sleeves, shorts, and swimming suits. Then, as the lazy days of summer take over the hurried pace of winter, we get more time to sit around on the patio with friends and family and listen to the sounds of nature. For some people, it means traveling to their summer homes up north and for those of us who stay around Tucson, please know that Desert Skies UMC is always open and welcoming to everyone, whether this is your home, or you’re just visiting for a few days.
During Holy Week and Easter Sunday services, all of our different musical groups and ensembles will be featured: Adult Choir with orchestral accompaniment, Adult and Youth Handbells, Ring and Sing, and the Brass Ensemble. We invite you to come, worship, and hear our talented musicians as they play and sing throughout the Lenten and Easter season.
The music program at Desert Skies continues throughout the summer, during which time we endeavor to feature several different kinds of ensembles, soloists, duets, and music during our worship services. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in performing for one of our summer services, please contact the Director of Music and Congregational Care, Doc Shawn, in the church office.
The Adult Choir’s last Sunday to sing will be June 2nd, after which twenty two choir members and several spouses will be leaving for our Carnegie 2019 performance with Dr. Heather Mitchell in New York City from June 14th to 18th. Choir and Adult Handbells will resume at summers end on August 28th.
Beginning June 3rd to 7th, DSUMC will once again host our Summer Camp Program called, “ROAR”. Our program includes a combination of Vacation Bible School and Music Campwhich culminates with this year’s musical performance of “The Lion King”. For more information about this program and registration, please check our website after Easter Sunday, April 21st.
If you would like further information on any of our musical groups, please contact me at the office or via email at: [email protected].
Dr. Alex “Doc” Shawn