Tuesday, December 11, 2018
12:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
“Singing Christmas: Born in Bethlehem—Sung around the World” with Dr. C. Michael Hawn
Dr. Hawn was our guest speaker for the 2018 Holland Lectures series.
C. Michael Hawn is one of our nation’s leading experts in hymnology and world music. Now a Richmonder, he recently retired after 25 years from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, as University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music and director of the Sacred Music Program. Previously he taught at two Baptist seminaries for a total of 15 years. He leads festivals and publishes extensively in the area of hymnology, is the USA Editor for the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, and writes a weekly hymn studies column entitled History of Hymns. A student of global Christian music, Hawn has conducted research and taught in over 40 countries. In addition, he has sung extensively as a countertenor and is a recovering accordion player.
Please make your reservations by Friday, December 7 by calling the Church Office, or filling out the form below.
The Comma Club is a group that meets once a month for lunch and a program at the church. On occasion the group plans a day trip in pursuit of their constant curiosity and desire to learn new things. The Comma Club is primarily made up of senior adults, though it is not a requirement; anyone interested in a program or trip is invited. Monthly luncheons and trips are posted online.