Posts By: Gary McCready

Count Basie Benefit Concert for Imagine

Be sure not to miss this Sunday’s Music at Faith Benefit Concert, “Music of Count Basie”, with the all-star 524 South Band.   Proceeds from the event will go directly to Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss.  Imagine provides peer-led grief support services for children and families who have lost parents or loved ones.  Services are free of charge for all who attend. For more information, go to

Members of the band include jazz musicians who have worked with Harry Connick, Jr., Count Basie, Duke Ellington and many of the top big bands currently on the scene.  Max Morden directs and will provide fascinating commentary on the music as the band plays selections from every decade of the bands’ existence…a rare occasion to hear this music as it was meant to be heard in our acoustically perfect sanctuary.

The concert will be at 4pm on June 11, 2017 in the sanctuary at Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South St., New Providence, NJ. A free-will donation will be collected at the concert to benefit Imagine.  Parking is available on-site and on local streets north of the church.  Pre-concert piano music provided by Leonieke Scheuble, winner of the 2017 NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Performance.

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With Much to be Thankful For – Pastor Jane –  6.4.17

Some congregations refer to Pentecost as the “birthday of the church.” One of the congregations that I did Field Work in actually had a cake with candles. More accurately, though it’s a time when the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. A time when we’re reminded of our connection to the life and the ministry of Christ. It’s a day that also reminds us of who we are as people of faith. The Holy Spirit comes to each of us, as we continue to grow and to change throughout our lives. God’s voice speaks to each of us in the quiet breath of the Spirit – both in our words and in our actions.


Summer Worship and Chior – June 18 thru September 3

We switch to our summer worship schedule on Sunday, June 18.  We will have a spoken Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. and a Sung Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.  In between, Choir will meet at 8:45 a.m. each week to go over the anthem for that particular day.  Join us!