Michael McCown, a Cooper High School and Hardin-Simmons University graduate will perform hymns from his new CD, “Songs I’ve Always Known,” in a free public concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at First Baptist Church.
Michael McCown Photo by Barbara Aumuller Oper Frankfurt
Michael is visiting his parents, Palmer and Patsy McCown, while on break from his work with the Frankfurt Opera. Michael grew up at First Baptist and his parents are longtime members.
Michael, who earned a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, sings tenor with the German opera. He is entering his 18th year with the company.
In her signature high-energy style, Felicia Hopkins captivated an all-woman congregation July 26 in the second of three special mid-week services Hopkins is hosting this summer at the church she pastors, St. Paul United Methodist.
The final installment will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the church. The services, which include a sermon by Hopkins, special musical presentations and congregational singing, are for all women of the community, regardless of denominational affiliation. Refreshments will be served after the service. (more…)
Editor’s Note: Cliff Stewart, pastor of First Central Presbyterian Church, graciously allowed me to share this photo and his comments. Cliff originally sent this to subscribers of his Cliff’s Notes email. He shot the photo while on vacation in Canada.
From Cliff Stewart:
On our vacation in Canada I took a whole a lot of photos of massive beautiful mountains and lakes.
But I think my favorite photo is of this little chipmunk on a rock.
Reminds me of this wonderful prayer of Mother Teresa:
Lord, give me an open heart to find you everywhere, to glimpse the heavens enfolded in the bud, and experience eternity in the smallest act of love. Amen.