Monday, May 30, 2011

It's the Final Countdown

We're leaving together
but still it's farewell.
And maybe we'll come back
to Earth who can tell?

Cool song.  Has nothing to do with our mission.  Except, of course, the final countdown has begun.  Well, and we'll be leaving together.

For the record, I do plan to come back to Earth.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Youth Music Mission 2011: T Minus 13 Days

As of yesterday, it was two weeks before we embark on the Youth Music Mission to Chicago (with stops also in Kentucky).  Planning for this mission began even before the last one had finished.  It comes down to this: two weeks to get everything ready.

Perhaps it was Perry Patterson who postulated that prior planning prevents poor performance.  I believe it to be true.  Someone please call my sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Menees and tell her I said that.  When she stops laughing, tell her you're not making it up (true confession: I was not the most organized of sixth graders...I was that kid who found papers from 3 months ago in his desk when it was time to move).

In any event, preparations are proceeding nominally.  All systems are go.  Green board.  Let's do this.

Decatur First UMC Music Ministry

Welcome!  You have found the blog for the music ministry of Decatur First UMC in Decatur, Georgia.  More specifically, you've found the page where John, the director of music, might periodically consider the meaning of this meaningless world.

This is also the new location for the ever-popular Music Mission blog, now with the ability to comment (ack!).