If you’ve ever felt like hymn singing at church was boring or old fashioned, or if you have wished you could sing MORE hymns at church, then this week is a special worship opportunity for you.
Hymn fest is an annual tradition at UCA that has become a favorite for many UCA Church members and visitors each year. When the fall weather starts to get cold and grey in November, Hymn fest warms the heart. It’s a great time to gather for worship and celebrate our church heritage with a few of the most loved musical masterpieces in our denomination’s collection of hymns. It’s also a great time to learn some of the hymns you may not be as familiar with.
The Academy’s Concert Band, Choraliers, Choir, and Orchestra all participate in various parts of the Hymn fest, and each year a guest musician is brought in to add to the variety. All of this musical talent makes the worship service a rich treat for music lovers.
This year, organist, Gilson Girotto will be our special guest. The congregational hymns will be led by Choral Director, Curtis Anderson along with the UCA Vocal Octet. And YOU can be one of many who provide the voices to make this worship experience complete.
Did you know that there were only eight songs in the first hymnal published after the protestant reformation? Today our denomination’s hymnal has 695 songs and hundreds of inspirational stories of how the hymns were made, what they stand for and why they were written. When you attend a hymn fest, you soon learn that hymns are anything but boring.
Lift your voice and heart to God in praise, strengthen your faith, and enjoy the fellowship of believers in singing together this Sabbath at UCA Church.