Fall music plans

Calling all musical members! Weekly choir rehearsals will begin on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Let’s make this a year for creating community through singing and song! All ages and ability levels are welcome and encouraged to join. Sunday performance dates are still to be arranged.

YO(UU) Kids Sing will be a monthly gathering to take place on most third Sundays of the month after the worship service. This is a chance for our youth to stretch their musical wings. Bring a simple lunch –music and fun to follow! YO(UU) Kids Sing will take place Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec.11 and will culminate in a performance at worship on Sunday, Dec. 18.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, we will be joined during our morning service by award-winning touring songwriter Crys Matthews. A prolific lyricist and composer, Crys has found inspiration in her surroundings; from driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the compelling and heart-breaking love story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Thoughtful, realistic and emotional, Matthews’ songs speak to the voice of our generation and remind us why music soothes the soul. Crys will be teaching a master class on the “Art of Writing Social Justice Songs” with a full concert to follow on Sept. 10 at the Compass Music Center. More information and tickets are available at https://compasscolumbia.org/.