Tonight, I went to Benefit Dinner Choir Practice.
Every two years, Morton AC Church holds a Benefit Dinner in early November for two nights (at the Fellowship Hall). The Bible Class is trained, almost professionally (thanks to Lynn Roeschley, the lady always in charge of the delicious food!), how to formally wait on tables and a very nice meal is served by them. This is mostly because the dinner is a benefit to them, hence, the "Benefit Dinner." Money that is raised at this dinner goes in part towards a missions trip the Bible Class takes every 4 years. Proceeds also go towards other charities and organizations in need.
The night is followed up by a massive choir of around 60 singers (or more) who deliver a beautiful message through powerful singing. Sitting in the audience is moving, but the best seat of the night, in my humble opinion, is a seat in the choir.
Tonight, I was reminded of how powerful it can be singing in this group. It is open to anyone who is able and willing to sing. The songs we sing are so.... majestic! It's great. We practice 2 hours one night a week and when it gets closer, two nights a week. By the end, it is a beautiful harmony of hugely ranged voices combining to make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
Phil Witzig is our director. Now THAT is a man with an evident gift from God. He directs like no other... with a contagious love of music and singing, and with enthusiasm that gets mirrored to all of us.
Alright... it's late and I'm getting overly passionate about singing in a choir, so I should close. I just wanted to share my excitement for singing and give the 411 on the dinner. Everyone should come and taste and see (and hear).