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Dance and Evensong

Many of you know that I’ve been working on a new project for a while called Dance and Evensong.  It’s designed to provide a new opportunity for dance for Christian young people, while at the same time be an outreach to believers and barely-believers.  The basic idea is that on a Sunday evening we will have a dance (this will hopefully attract a good number of young people), then pizza (who doesn’t like that!), and then a special service called Evensong.  Evensong is an Anglican service sometimes called it’s crown jewel.  It’s beautiful, not too long, and the liturgy and prayers are all biblically-focused.  I’ve already been practicing with a small choir to help lead in singing.

 

Well, it’s finally come to fruition!  We have a place.  We plan to start Sunday evening, May 22nd, at 5:30pm.  See details below.

 

Location: Brookdale Pecan Park Assisted Living

Addr: 915 N Fielder Rd, Arlington, TX 76012

Times:

  • 5:30pm - 7:00: Dance
  • 7:00 - 7:30: Pizza & dance
  • 7:30 – 7:45: Prep for Evensong
  • 7:45 - 8:30: Evensong. 

Cost: Free.  If you can spring $5/person for pizza, it would be helpful, but not required.  Come if you’re poor; pay if you’re rich.

Dance Attendees: The dancing is focused for junior high, high school, and college.  Each should dance with their age-appropriate partner.  No dates required; I will match up those who come as singles (which I hope will be a considerable number).

Evensong attendees:  All ages.  Families come with all children; everyone needs to hear the gospel.  Adults please join in.

Masks: None required.  You may have to sign in and wear them for the short distance to the meeting place, but the facility has assured us they will not be required during the meeting.

 

Note that while the location is a senior assisted-living facility, the meeting is designed for families and their young people (junior high, high school, and college); this facility happens to be a good place for us to meet.  You will be dancing with your own age for most of the time.  Right at the end we will probably have one dance with the residents; they will like that.

 

Dances will be the normal ones we do: Swing, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, and English Country.  Yes, “Strip the Willow” should make it’s normal appearance!

 

Plan is to continue for 3 weeks (May 22, 29, and June 5) and evaluate how it's going.  Hopefully it will be attractive enough that everyone will want to continue. 

 

We will be dancing in the cafeteria, which has a wooden floor.  Drive into the parking lot from Fielder Road and the building is the first one on your right.  It’s a rather large complex; here’s what the entrance looks like:

Enter the front door, go thru the lobby, and the cafeteria is right behind it across the hall.

 

Invite as many friends as you think are interested.  A big idea for DAE is to attract unbelievers and barely-believers so they can hear the gospel.  It will not be high-intensity manipulation, just a simple exposition of Scripture and a gospel presentation of what Christ has promised to all who believe on Him.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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