Ali Kafka and Sarah Gwendolyn Concert 10/18

Event: Ali Kafka & Sarah Gwendolyn Concert

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019

Time: Concert: 7-9PM; door opens 6:30pm

Admission: Pay at door, cash or check only. Concert (Suggested Donation): $20

Artists Information:

Ali Kafka and Sarah Gwendolyn met while busking on the streets of Asheville, North Carolina one sunny day when Ali was traveling through. Fast friends ever since, the two gals make quite the musical pair. Ali cut her teeth playing blues guitar down in New Orleans, and Sarah has played with just about every roots band in Asheville- but the two of them really come together on Old Time Music, and have won or at least placed in most every fiddle competition they’ve entered. They are happy to be able to share what they do as they travel along, and as they develop more of a musical identity as a duo. Listeners can expect rousing fiddle tunes, sultry blues duets, and maybe a dash of country harmony singing.

Sample music with other bands:

https://squirrelskinners.bandcamp.com/album/all-day-long

https://m.soundcloud.com/minorbuzz/yewpine-blues

Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series:

This concert is part of the Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series.

About:

LUCC Concert Series invites Old-Time, Jazz, Blues, Blue Grass, Folk and Country musicians, emerging and obscure in spirit to celebrate and promote Americana music and artists from all over the United States. 

Concerts at Lakewood United Church of Christ (LUCC). $20 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the musicians. Doors open at 6:30PM, show at 7PM. 

Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series

http://lakewooducc.org

Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series

Lakewood United Church of Christ

2601 54th Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Contact: Yoko Nogami

nogamiyoko@gmail.com

727-687-6742

2019-20 Schedule At-A-Glance:

8/17: Evan Kinney with Van Burchfield, Old-Time Workshop & Concert “Georgia Old-Time Repertoire” (Georgia) https://evankinneymusic.wordpress.com/

9/13: Jason Charos Ensemble: (Florida, Jazz) http://237.wusf.usf.edu/jazz/program/mike_cornette_jason_charos

10/18: Ali Kafka & Sarah Gwendolyn (North Carolina, Old-Time, Roots Music)

https://squirrelskinners.bandcamp.com/album/all-day-long

11/15: Ben Prestage (Tennessee, Blues/Roots Music) http://www.benprestagemusic.com/


12/6: Roy Book Binder (Florida, Blues, Folk) http://www.roybookbinder.com/


1/10: Gabe Dansereux Trio (North Carolina, Jazz) https://www.gwdansereaumusic.com/


2/7: Frank and Allie (North Carolina, Folk) https://www.frankandallie.com/


3/6: Paula Bradley (Massachusetts, Folk) https://www.reverbnation.com/musician/paulabradley2

4/3: Charley Groth (Florida, Blues, Folk)   cg-musicman.com

5/1: Grant Peeples (Florida, Americana)  https://www.grantpeeples.com/

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Weekly Update 6.5.19

This Sunday:  This Sunday is Pentecost.  It is the holy day celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit to the gathered disciples forming the faith community we have come to know as the church.  The liturgical color is RED so you are encouraged to wear red!


Graduation Reception on Sunday:  On Sunday June 9, the Andrews-Blair family and the Coughenour-Gibson family, will host a cake and coffee reception celebrating the graduations of Zoe Blair-Andrews from USF and Olivia Gibson from Piedmont College.  The celebration will take place following worship in the Fellowship Hall.


Creation Justice:  The Creation Justice Task Force will meet on Friday June 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the church library.  One thing on the agenda will be to compare the solar bids for installing solar power on the church roof.  Everyone who is interested is welcome!


Summer Sundays Ahead:  Summer Sundays begin Sunday June 16, Father’s Day!  The services will be more informal.  Themes will focus on favorite Bible stories that are referenced in literature, art, and cultural discourse.  The themes come from a book by former Eckerd professor, Tim Beal, called Biblical Literacy.  This is a very good opportunity for young people of the church to become acquainted with commonly referenced Bible stories.  May all increase their biblical literacy this summer!


Next Sunday: Rev. Victoria Long will be preaching and Genie Terrell will be back offering the ministry of music. Rev. Wells returns to church June 30.


Pastor Away:  Many thanks to those offering pastoral care while Rev. Wells is away.  From June 10-17 contact Rev. Emily Bell  Emily’s email.   From June 18-28 contact Jim Andrews at Jim’s email.


PRIDE! The fifth annual St. Petersburg Interfaith Pride Worship Service will be held June 20 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. The event will begin at Metro Center 3251 3rd Ave. N. at 6:00 with a walking processional to King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church at 3150 5th Ave. N. where the service will begin at 7:00 p.m. The St. Petersburg Pride Festival will be held Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. between 22nd and 28th Streets on Central Avenue. LUCC member Wally LeBlanc will have a booth at the festival offering his artwork, photo prints, and other creations. Make sure to visit Wally when you go to the Festival! Visit http://www.stpetepride.com for more information.


Children’s Ministry:  The church is putting in place a children’s ministry for the rest of the year. If you are interested in being part of this effort, please speak with Kim Wells or one of the advisors. Many thanks!


Property West of the Church:  Boley Centers is planning to buy the property to the west of the church and put in a 20 apartment complex for people who would otherwise be homeless.  Church leaders have met with Boley staff.  The church is very supportive of this project.  You can read about it in an article in the Tampa Bay Times last Friday:  Tampa Bay Times . You are encouraged to write letters to the City Council in support of the Boley project.  For more information, contact Earl Waters (Earl’s email).


New Church Administrator:  A new church administrator has been hired to staff the church office Tuesdays-Fridays 9:30 to noon.  Gabi Paxton will begin working on Tuesday July 2.  Please call, email, or stop by to introduce yourself to Gabi and welcome her to the church when she begins.


Operation Attack: Operation Attack is very much in need of clothes for men, boys, and girls as well as diapers and peanut butter and canned fruit.  All volunteers are welcome! Operation Attack is an ecumenical effort serving families with children located a Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 1310 22nd. Ave. S., St. Petersburg. LUCC was a founding member of Operation Attack in the 1960’s!


June Birthdays:  Genie Terrell (6/10), Tony Rogers (6/21).  Tony is the church cleaner. Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.


Circle of Concern: Sherry Santana, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, the family and friends of Willy Zessoules, Dana and Chip Cosper and family, and Ann Rogers.


Recent Posts:


Weekly Update: If you are involved with an activity or event that you would like to share with the LUCC family, please send the information to the church office by Tuesday since the Update usually is sent out on Wednesday.

June / July issue of Celebrate Florida

Page 15 of https://www.uccfla.org/files/docs/CFStandard060119.pdf includes this article and picture featuring LUCC by Claire Styles: article

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New year greetings, Florida UCC:

Here are the links to the June/July issue of Celebrate Florida. You will find two versions of this document; one is the standard PDF, and the other is the interactive version, which requires that your computer has a Flash player.

Standard version | Interactive version

Please set aside some time to read about what has been taking place or will be happening among the brothers and sisters in our larger church family. We are in covenant with one another, and one way to demonstrate our caring is through this sharing.

As always, this issue is full of great ideas and stories to inspire ministries in your congregation. Here’s some of what is inside this edition:

  • How our churches observed Holy Week
  • Lots of 3 Great Loves activity
  • Protesting migrant children detention in Homestead
  • Preparing for General Synod in Milwaukee
  • Unique ministries, creative concepts, original outreach
  • So, what does a Regional Minister do?
  • Earth Day observances and activities
  • It’s the “H” word time again — be prepared (prayers included!)

Thanks to all those churches that share information about what has been happening in their congregations. Please make sure we’re on the mailing list for your newsletter and e-blasts and copy us with your Facebook postings (celebrateflorida@uccfla.org). Yes, we do want to know what you are doing — there is always room for more good news

We especially appreciate your providing the Celebrate Florida link information to church members via your Sunday bulletin, newsletters, e-communications and on your website. Please help spread all the good news about the United Church of Christ in Florida among your church members.

Have a SAFE summer!

Rick Carson

Editor

 



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Boley

uccThis is a link to an article that appeared in the Tampa Bay Times last Friday about the sale of the property next to Lakewood UCC. Lakewood UCC leaders have met with folks from Boley and are supportive of this project as the article indicates. Church members are encouraged to find ways to express support for the Boley project especially church members who live in the Lakewood Estates neighborhood.
https://www.tampabay.com/st-petersburg/boley-centers-project-for-homeless-families-upsets-some-st-petersburg-neighbors-20190522/

Weekly Update 5.29.19

This Sunday:  The Constitution promises life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  But what about joy?  Jesus promises abundant joy.  We’ll think about what that means on Sunday.  This Sunday is a Communion Sunday.   


Communion: June 2 is a Communion Sunday.  All are welcome to participate, children at the discretion of the adults who bring them. The communion offering goes to the Special Needs Fund which is used to help people in our community and the congregation with basic necessities such as food, rent, utilities, and prescription medication costs. Thanks to Janet Blair for preparing communion.


LUCC Concert Series: celebrating Old Time, Blues, Blue Grass, Folk & Country music. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. There is a $20 suggested donation for the band, doors open at 6:30 p.m. See the website or LUCC Facebook page for more information. Spread the word, share on Facebook or Nextdoor, invite your friends! If you would like transportation to the concert please contact the church (727) 867-7961.

Friday, May 31 – Rebecca Zapen & Jeremy Douglass.

Rebecca being the versatile vocalist and violinist has released 4 albums. Award-winning albums Nest and Japanese Bathhouse feature her eclectic folk-pop songwriting; Hummingbird and ZapStar feature jazz standards and bossa nova, as well as several original compositions. Awards and accolades include: Florida Album of the Year 2011 forNest, which debuted at #12 on the Folk DJ charts; Jacksonville’s Musician of the Year 2008; and Best Cabaret Album & Best Cabaret Song in Just Plain Folks Awards 2009 for Japanese Bathhouse. Zapen’s original songs appeared in a national promotion for Crocs Shoes. She placed 2nd in the Bushman World Ukulele Video Contest, and she was a Finalist in the 2007 DiscMakers’ Independent Music World Series. My Old Kentucky Blog says of Zapen’s newest release Nest: “There’s a sense of arcane, jazzy pop; fifties romanticism, classical music, and Yiddish and other folk traditions; a bowl of ingredients from which Zapen intuitively ladles the right elements for her evocative compositions…Nest is something of a miracle.”

An award-winning composer, she earned the Silver Medal of Excellence for Best Use of Music in a Short Film at the 2008 Park City Film Music Festival. Her original songs appear in Look Both Ways, which won for Best Music in the 2009 San Francisco Seven Day Film Festival. Her music has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered: Open Mic. In addition to performing extensively in Florida and touring throughout the United States, playing at venues such as The Bitter End (NYC), Genghis Cohen (L.A.), and Katerina’s (Chicago), she has also delighted audiences abroad at venues such as Les Temps Modernes (Switzerland), Le Caveau des Oubliettes (France), and Paganini Auditorium (Italy). A native of Jacksonville, Florida, she now calls St. Petersburg home, where she lives with her husband, pianist and recording engineer Jeremy Douglass, and their little boy.


In Memoriam:  Willy Zessoules, a friend of the congregation, died recently.  She was living at Westminster Suncoast.  Condolences are expressed to her family and friends.  A memorial service for Willy will be held at LUCC on Monday June 3 at 4:00 p.m.


New Church Administrator Begins:  A new church administrator has been hired to staff the church office Tuesdays-Fridays 9:30 to noon.  Gabi Paxton will begin working on Tuesday June 4.  Please call, email, or stop by to introduce yourself to Gabi and welcome her to the church.


Creation Justice:  The Creation Justice Task Force will meet on Friday June 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the church library.  One thing on the agenda will be to compare the solar bids for installing solar power on the church roof.  Everyone who is interested is welcome!


Pentecost is Coming:  That is the Sunday that the start of the church is celebrated.  The story involves flames and lots of languages.  The liturgical color for the day is red so you are encouraged to wear red on Sunday June 9.


Graduation Reception Ahead:  On Sunday June 9, the Andrews-Blair family and the Coughenour-Gibson family, will host a cake and coffee reception celebrating the graduations of Zoe Blair-Andrews from USF and Olivia Gibson from Piedmont College.  The celebration will take place following worship in the Fellowship Hall.


Summer Sundays Ahead:  Summer Sundays begin Sunday June 16, Father’s Day!  The services will be more informal.  Themes will focus on favorite Bible stories that are referenced in literature, art, and cultural discourse.  The themes come from a book by former Eckerd professor, Tim Beal, called Biblical Literacy.  This is a very good opportunity for young people of the church to become acquainted with commonly referenced Bible stories.  May all increase their biblical literacy this summer!


Children’s Ministry:  The church is putting in place a children’s ministry for the rest of the year. If you are interested in being part of this effort, please speak with Kim Wells or one of the advisors. Many thanks!


Property West of the Church:  Boley Centers is planning to buy the property to the west of the church and put in a 20 apartment complex for people who would otherwise be homeless.  Church leaders have met with Boley staff.  The church is very supportive of this project.  You can read about it in an article in the Tampa Bay Times last Friday:  Tampa Bay Times


Operation Attack: Operation Attack is very much in need of clothes for men, boys, and girls as well as diapers and peanut butter and canned fruit.  All volunteers are welcome! Operation Attack is an ecumenical effort serving families with children located a Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 1310 22nd. Ave. S., St. Petersburg. LUCC was a founding member of Operation Attack in the 1960’s!


June Birthdays:  Genie Terrell (6/10), Tony Rogers (6/21).  Tony is the church cleaner. Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.


Circle of Concern: Sherry Santana, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, the family and friends of Willy Zessoules, Dana and Chip Cosper and family, and Ann Rogers.


Recent Posts:


Weekly Update: If you are involved with an activity or event that you would like to share with the LUCC family, please send the information to the church office by Tuesday since the Update usually is sent out on Wednesday.