An Annual Tradition for a New Age. Handel’s timeless work sung by the audience! Eugene’s top vocalists and instrumentalists join the throng. Make sure to bring your score, or you can borrow from FUMC’s collection.
New this year: Come at 2:15pm for an interactive examination of Handel’s Messiah, lead by conductor Paul John Rudoi.
Oregon's only British-style brass band pours forth music of the season celebrating community. OBS's distinctive array of brass instruments and percussion will fill this great venue with a warm, rich sound that sparkles, soothes the soul, and pleases the ear - and, yes. There will be marches! Led by Dr. Chris Chapman, OSU’s director of bands, this all-volunteer ensemble, based in Eugene-Springfield, includes members from throughout western Oregon.
The Handbell Event of the Year. Award-winning musicians from Willamette High School join the FUMC handbell choirs to mark the turning of the year. Soloists, small and large bell ensembles, belltrees and chimes work together to celebrate this ancient holiday. The annual concert features some of the best young instrumentalists in Eugene.
The Eugene Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents an Introduction to the King of Instruments. This fun program explores the music, history, and workings of pipe organs. Chapter members present a variety of music demonstrating this versatile instrument. While designed for the young and young-at-heart. those who think that pipe organs are just for church hymns will be delighted.
THE CONCORDIA CHOIR
The World Renowned Choir,
directed by René Clausen
Thursday, March 7 at 7pm
Following The St. Olaf Choir’s sold-out concert last year, Concerts at First’s second annual choral showcase features The Concordia Choir under the direction of pioneer composer and conductor René Clausen. Come to experience this consummate choral event.
The University of Oregon Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Sharon J. Paul, leads a contemplative service of music, scripture and prayer followed by a concert of choral music.
New this year: This year will mark the first annual Student Commission Competition, funded by The Hal Owen Commissioning Fund. The selected winner will compose a new work to be premiered by the UO Chamber Choir at this event.
Our next Inside-Out Sunday will be on Sunday, September 30th! As always we will have have great music, an opportunity for reflection, and then experiences that people of all ages can enjoy:
HIV Alliance, Card Making for our Pack Sack Lunches to be handed out at the FUMC, Food for Lane County, Gravel Party at Community Supported Shelters, Creating a lunch for Community Supported Shelters, and an Upstander/Bystander Training! Come and join up!
Thanks to the Eugene Yacht Club for the use of their space for our summer outdoor worship! Come join us at beautiful Fern Ridge Lake at the usual 10 a.m. worship start time. After worship there will be time for the kids to enjoy the swimming area and the playground.
Here are some more of the details:
We will have a potluck lunch - so families please bring a main dish and a side; singles please bring a side to share.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you can - but there are some chairs available at the yacht club we can use.
Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are highly recommended - we will worship inside but afterwards be outside for food and fellowship.
The address for smart phones is 26126 Bangs Road, Junction City. No parking permits needed!
Please note that pets are not allowed inside or outside at the Yacht Club.
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A Sunday in the sun! We can bring water play tubes and kayaks for some fun playing in the water and enjoying a nice beach area. There is also a volleyball court, play area, and horse shoe pits to explore. There's also hiking adventures available for those interested. We will wrap up with a grill out dinner. If you are coming, please bring a side dish and a drink- we will provide the main dishes of hamburgers, hot dogs, and a veggie option.
Our next Inside-Out Sunday will be on Sunday, July 29th! Stay tuned to learn more about the service projects we will have for you to experience on this morning, and know that we always have great music, an opportunity for reflection, and then experiences that people of all ages can enjoy.
Pastor Jessie has some awesome new ideas about family programming for spiritual formation alongside justice and mission opportunities. Please come to eat, get to know Jessie better, learn more about the programming for Fall 2018, provide feedback, and play games!
FUMC will host World Refugee Day 2018 on Wednesday, June 20th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Guest speaker Paul Jeffrey will speak on The Face Of Migration. Come join us for desserts, food carts, storytelling, and dancing! There will be a follow-up event at the Eugene Public Library on Saturday, June 23rd. Guest Speaker Tod Schneider will speak on Syrian Refugees trapped in Greece.