Watch Night Worship
You're invited to bring in the New Year in a very special, very faithful way.
Our "Wesley Watch Night Service" on New Year's Eve (Sunday, Dec. 31) will begin at 11:30 p.m. and take us into the New Year. Our primary guide for worship will be a contemporary translation of John Wesley's "Covenant Service". This quiet, contemplative worship experience will take place in the Chapel at Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Ave. Everyone is welcome.
'GRACE NIGHTS POT LUCK DINNER
AND EVENING ACTIVITIES
Thank you to all who helped make our December Potluck a success! Lots of delicious main dishes, sides, salads, and of course desserts were generously brought and left everyone full and charged for Grace evening activities.
Our next potluck with be
Wednesday, January 3rd
from 5:30-6:30pm .
Looking forward to our monthly food and fellowship. We will pass a Clipboard during Sunday service on December 31st, and leave it in the parlor. Please write what you would like to bring such as a main dish, a side, or dessert for 8.
The 37th Annual Twelfth Night Handbell Festival
Sunday, January 7, 2017
Central Baptist Church
4001 Indian Hills Drive, Sioux City 51108
Siouxland Handbell Choirs will present a Free Concert
Bringing together a variety of faiths and talents of musicians to ring out the music of the season.
NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY CHOIR
JANUARY 10, 2017
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Nebraska Wesleyan University’s award-winning University Choir has announced a tour schedule that will take them to four states in January.
The choir begins its tour in York, Neb. on January 3 and will travel and perform for 9 days, concluding with a home concert in O’Donnell Auditorium on the Nebraska Wesleyan campus. They will also perform in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
The 90-minute program includes an array of music representing early European, South African, early American, French, British, Native American, Scandinavian, and Lithuanian cultures.
The choir will perform excerpts from major works including J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat,” Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ “Serenade to Music,” and Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria.” The program will also include nontraditional pieces like “Numerations,” a complex composition by Jonas Tamulionis, and “Horizons,” a piece based on the suffering of an indigenous tribe in South Africa. The concert will conclude with Malcolm Sargent’s “Silent Night,” which has been performed during the choir’s tour for 42 consecutive years.
The Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir is a select 52-voice ensemble. Since 1977, the choir has undertaken nine foreign concert tours and two choral residencies in Hawaii in addition to annual concert tours throughout the United States.
They were the first American choir to perform in universities and conservatories in Romania and the first American choir invited to participate in the St. Petersburg, Russia International Choral Festival. They have performed at Carnegie Music Hall in New York City three times in six years and twice in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York.
The choir has performed with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, and was the first collegiate choir from Nebraska selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association National Convention.
In December, the choir performed two concerts with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, and will perform two concerts with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra in April. They will conclude the academic year with a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York where they will perform with the New England Chamber Orchestra.
The choir is under the direction of William A. Wyman who is in his 43rd year at Nebraska Wesleyan. He has served as a clinician or guest conductor throughout the country. His honors include the Nebraska Choral Directors Association’s “Outstanding Choral Director of the Year,” a Fulbright Scholar appointment at Seoul National University in Korea, and induction into the Nebraska Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. He has conducted performances at Carnegie Hall three times in recent years — and another one in May, and has received the Nebraska Choral Director’s Association highest honor — the Cornell Runestad Award, which honors professionals’ commitment to their singers and artistry. In 2015, he appeared in the Festival of The Aegean in Greece where he served as Principal Guest Conductor.
All concerts on the winter tour are free-will offering.
IT'S MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST TIME!!!
We'll be serving AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS custom-made omelets, Belgian waffles and pancakes on
January 12th from 11:30 p.m. 'til 1 a.m.
WHERE!?! It's downstairs (follow the signage) at Grace United Methodist Church 1735 Morningside Ave, Sioux City.
HOW MUCH?1? It's FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Volunteers always welcome and appreciate, so get in on the FUN!!! Prep begins at 10:30, serving at 11:30 and clean-up at 1 a.m. No previous experience is necessary...just a love of people, a passion for hospitality and a sense of adventure!