680 State St. Salem
Annual First United Methodist Church Music Ministry fundraising concert and dessert
Enjoy music of the spring season presented by all of our church’s musical ensembles and soloists, then enjoy desserts provided by the musicians. This annual event provides the majority of funding for new music, guest musicians for special events, and instrumental upkeep.
This year, we are featuring the art work of Barbara Barrick, who created four beautiful watercolor/acrylic paintings at previous music fundraising concerts. Her intent was to donate the works to support our music ministry. These paintings are currently hanging in the choir room, and have found a home there. We seek to honor Barbara’s intent to donate her artistry to the music ministry, and have them available for many people to enjoy.
We are offering donors the opportunity to sponsor one of the four paintings for a donation of $250 or more. The donation can be designated in memory or in honor of a person, if desired. The paintings will remain in the choir room as part of our church. We’ll place a donor’s plaque with each painting showing the designation.
At the concert, there will be a list of specific donation opportunities, such as sponsoring a Sermon in Song, Christmas or Easter instrumentalist or buying a choral anthem or Praise Service song. These gifts can also be designated in memory or in honor of a person, with the designation being recognized in the appropriate bulletin.
Eight decorative planters, provided by Egan Nursery at cost, will be used to make the concert area burst out in spring’s splendor. Donors may take one home for a donation of $40 or more.
Please join us in celebration of the spiritual, inspiring, and powerful moments that our musicians bring to worship by listening to great music, eating dessert and donating to the Music Ministry.