OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC

Sunday, May 6: The Carol Choir will sing an Introit, and the Celebration Ringers will ring in worship for the last time this season.

Sunday, May 13: (Mother's Day): The Covenant Choir will sing an Introit for its final singing Sunday of the season, and an FCC's Men's Chorus (open to all men of the church) will sing two anthems. As we traditionally give our women the Sunday 'off' in honor of Mother's Day, we invite all men from the congregation to join us for the one and only rehearsal on Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Music Room, in preparation for singing on the 13th. Come join the fellowship, camaraderie, and satisfaction of leading in worship!

Sunday, May 20: Chloe Rees will perform Claude Debussy's Jardins sous la pluie ("Gardens In The Rain"), and the Chancel Choir will sing.

Sunday, May 10 (4:00 p.m.): The Fountain Music Series will present the Fifth Annual WCSU/FCC Student Interns Recital, featuring soprano, Amy Cerbie; mezzo-soprano, Nicole Salamon; tenor, Edwin Rodriguez; and baritone, Anthony DeLuco, performing some of their favorite fare from their WCSU degree requirements, plus a complete surprise following the Intermission! Remember, this will be our charter mezzo Nicole's final recital as a WCSU student, as she will be graduating that morning.

Sunday, May 27: Faith Ferry, soprano, and Mislav Forrester, trumpeter, will perform Handel's "Let The Bright Seraphim".

Thank you for the privilege and the honor of serving as your Minister of Music for nearly 17 years. This has been the most amazing and rewarding "get to" job in my professional church music career, and there are not sufficient hours between now and my last Sunday, June 10, to adequately say thank-you for everything you, your willingness, your encouragement, and your support have meant to me. Please know that I do not consider it as much that I am leaving FCC (I do not do 'leaving' well, you'll see) as I do that I am following a clear call to move my ministry of music to Hyde Park Presbyterian Church in Tampa. More information to follow, but I cannot let an opportunity to say "thank you" pass thanklessly by.

See you in worship...see you in concert...why miss church, or why go anywhere else?

Blessings, Edwin R. Taylor, Music Director/Minister of Music