Sacred Arts Festival, February 23-25, 2024

Raise Your Voice: Using Art To Share Stories

Art has always been an incredible vehicle for expressing the thoughts that dwell within us, as well as a way of telling our stories. When it comes to artistic expression, there is no right or wrong way. The most important element of the arts is that it is being expressed and shared. When we give way to that still, small voice deep within each of us, we allow the light of Christ to shine through us.

“Cry out, do not hold back! Raise your voice like a trumpet!” Isaiah 58:1

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Watercolor Workshop with Carol Barksdale – “Let the Light In”

Friday, February 23 – 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Youth Lounge

Join us for a watercolor workshop, “Let the Light In,” with artist and art teacher, Carol Barksdale. Infuse your watercolors with light and a palette of beautiful hues. Just the thing for these dreary days of winter! All skill levels are welcome, even beginners. Carol will help you take your artwork to a new level. The workshop will be Friday, Feb. 23rd from 10am to 1pm with a break for lunch. Supply list will be sent out once you’ve signed. $85 for the workshop, $100 if you need supplies. 15 attendees max.

Dr. Jason Borders Presentation

Saturday, February 24 – 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Dr. Jason Borders will be speaking on the pictographic pre-history of modern Hebrew, along with the technique of assigning numerical value to letters, also found in Hebrew, in texts like Ecclesiastes, Matthew and Revelation. He will be highlighting how language itself, is an artform, that communicates in ways other than words. No need to sign up, just come!
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Art Show

Saturday February 24 – 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall (Live pianists from 11:00 a.m. - Noon) and Sunday, February 25 – 9:00 a.m. - Noon in Fellowship Hall

Come and see some of the incredible art work that the FUMC church family and community has to share with you. Many mediums will be on display, including quilting, pottery, painting, and photography. Live musical entertainment will be provided on February 24 from 11am-12pm, and also at the Sunday School presentation, at 9am on February 25.
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Sunday School Presentation

Sunday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

We invite you to please attend our Sunday School presentation of this year’s Sacred Arts Festival, which will include sharing a litany & a pertinent hymn together, as well as an opportunity to peruse the art.
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Samford A Capella Choir Choral Vespers

Sunday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Come and enjoy an evening of vespers, inspired by the ancient practice of monastic prayer, with this internationally renowned choir. The Samford A Cappella Choir was founded in 1939 and is featured throughout the year on the Samford University campus at commencements, convocations, Hanging of the Green, concerts and vesper services. The choir has performed at the National Collegiate Choral Organization and at the Southern Regional Conference of the American Choral Directors. We look forward to hearing them raise their voices in our sanctuary at FUMC.

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