Concert Series FundraiserThe choir at Community of Grace (COG) United Methodist Church of Huntington, WV is holding a concert series this fall in different communities around their district. The concerts are a fund raising event to benefit Ryan.
Paula Hamrick organized this entire thing! She is the choir director at COG, where her husband (Steve) is the Pastor. After reading the story, Paula was moved to help and has been in contact with me. Her prayer is that through her efforts that my family will not only receive some much needed funds, but will once again encounter the loving grace of Almighty God.
The concert musical is called, “Evidence of Grace.” Some of you may recognize that title because the choir (at that time known as the “Grace Singers”) went around singing this musical to raise money to go to England around 2007. I was informed that it is an anointed piece of music and people gave their life to Christ as a result of this musical.
The Choir[Written by Paula Hamrick] Grace Singers is a Christian choir comprised of United Methodists from Community of Grace United Methodist Church located in Huntington, WV. Organized in 2007, this choir was invited to England and Wales and sang for many congregations while on tour. During that tour, fundraisers were held for a United Methodist Home for the Aged, as well as a local missionary in one of the congregations. When we returned from across the pond, we sang at a fundraiser for a widow whose husband (a pastor) was murdered at a gun range. We raised $2500 for that endeavor. Please note that we are not a professional choir as such, but love to sing for the glory of God.
At one time, Grace Singers was comprised of congregations from Faith United Methodist, Southside United Methodist, Crossroads United Methodist, and Central United Methodist Churches. However, three churches decided to close their doors and unite into one congregation. We are still Grace Singers and we still sing for the glory of God!
After reading Ryan’s story, it was understood that something had to be done in order to assist this family and the only thing that I knew how to do was sing and direct choirs. Therefore, Grace Singers will be singing for as many congregations across the state as allowed with love offerings accepted at each site. All proceeds will go to the Diviney family for the care and maintenance of Ryan. If you are unable to attend one of our concerts, we ask that you always be in prayer for this special family, and/or give generously to this family for Ryan’s care. Thanks, Paula Dundas Hamrick, choir director.
They will be singing “Evidence of Grace,” a powerful musical by David Clydesdale and Steve Moore. The groups is asking that you please say a prayer for them as they sing!
This schedule, and additional concerts being added, will be available on the Events page soon.
- A concert (date TBD) will be at Paula’s own church, Community of Grace UMC, and will be broadcast online on U-Stream. She is aiming for around Thanksgiving; two musicals together for a Sunday morning. Contact Information: 225 28th St | Huntington, WV | 25702 | (304)525-3581
- October 6 at 6:00 pm at Hamlin United Methodist Church, Hamlin, WV. Contact Information: Lincoln St. | West Hamlin, WV | 25571 |(304) 824-3059
- November 10 at Belle Mead UMC at 4:00 pm. Contact Information: 510 Burdette St.|Point Pleasant, WV | 25550 | (304) 6755-2637