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Come celebrate with “A Singing People”: Pennington United Methodist’s 250th anniversary

by Community Contributor

ALL ARE INVITED to the Pennington United Methodist Church Hymn Sing & Organ Recital, the second program in its 250th Anniversary Celebration series, on Sunday, April 21 at 3pm.

From the beginning of Methodism in the mid-1700s, Methodists have been known as “a singing people.” Indeed, in 1761, John Wesley, the originator of the Methodist Church, wrote practical advice to his adherents and concluded with a reminder of the purpose of singing: “Sing all. Sing lustily and with good courage. Beware of singing as if you were half dead or half asleep. Do not bawl so as to be heard above the rest of the congregation but strive to unite your voices together.” 

Joined by organists from the esteemed American Guild of Organists (AGO), Central New Jersey Chapter, the church will recognize its spiritual heritage of 250 years of praise and service through music. The organists will also play organ settings of hymns and other works related to the Methodist hymnal. Methodist hymn writers such as Charles Wesley and Charles Albert Tindley will be highlighted.

The church invites you to the concert and hymn sing with a reception afterwards to meet the musicians as well as enjoy food and fellowship. A “free will offering” for the church’s mission programs will be taken at the door. All are welcome!

Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534 [pumcnj.org]

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