Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ain't Got a Barrell of Money

. . . might be ragged and funny, but "they" travel along, singing "their" song, side by side . . .

So the Senior Choir is still on the road. It has been great to see "twittered" photos and updates of where they are and what they are doing.

They have worked their way South, last stop- North Carolina. Their week has been full of new sights and meetings.

They have had the privilege of singing in amazing Churches . . .

Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, followed by St. Pauls

The Choir sang in the mornings at these churches for tourist touring these amazing churches.

After these concerts, some youth went to see Lion King, some Phantom of the Opera, but a few of the boys joined the Youth Minister and went to a Yankees game in the new stadium.

Demolition D was amazed at how big New York City is . I loved recieving a text that said he was having a "good!!" time. I could not believe I got exclamation marks!! Whoo Hooo, he was animated in his texting, ahhhh, New York.

The next morning, before leaving NYC for Philadelphia, some site seeing was enjoyed. One stop was the Today Show (and I forgot to set the VCR - yes, I am still old school, no DVR or TIVO)

They met Ann Curry and Al Roker (I am so jealous) and they also met . . .

Will Ferrell. Not only did they meet him and chat with him. He took a picture of the group!

Photo by Will Ferrell

The group left by bus from NYC for Philadelphia. They volunteered at the Philabundance Food Bank.

Then they visited the St. George United Methodist Church. The Church is known as the denomination's "oldest church building in continuous service" - since 1769.

After the touring the facility, the group was served Communion - with a bit of history.

The Chalis (being held and communion given by our Youth Director) was purchased in England and sent to St Georges by John Wesley in 1785.
And then some sight seeing - the "rocky" steps.

Next stop - Durham, North Carolina.
Duke Chapel. This Chapel was built in 1935 at a cost of 2,287,742.64. I wonder what that would cost today?

Inside the Chapel . . .
The choir singing. The twitter said they sounded great!

And now they are headed to Charleston . . . they are officially South Of The Border!

Monday at 6:00p.m. they will be home and giving their final concert - their homecoming concert.
I can't wait!


Aleta said...

Wow - those are some AWESOME church pictures. I can just imagine hearing the choir voices.

It sounds like they had a wonderful time and went to so many different places - deserving of those "!!!"

skoots1mom said...

your pictures look so much like mine from a few days dd was in nyc earlier this year singing at St. John's and she was just in NC checking out UNC and Duke...I have some great pics of Duke Chapel...
so glad they're having fun

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What an awesome trip they are having!!!! He will never forget it!!!! Some beautiful churches!!!! Just wonderful!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! You must be so happy and proud!!!! ~Janine XO

Gayle said...

Reading about their trip made me smile! How exciting! I think it's great that they twittered photos and updates along the way. You must be looking forward to their homecoming!

Jan the crazy lady said...

This is insane. What an amazing trip so far. That is the most fun I have seen for that group.

I am with you. Jealous....

Sandi McBride said...

I know you are proud and just a wee bit envious not to be there! Sounds like a wonderful time is being had...

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Oh yes...South of the Border. A treasured destination spot that makes all of South Carolina SO proud!!! NOT!

I'm glad they came on down to Charleston to see our REAL treasure!

Maggie May said...

I love the church photos. You can actually pick up the sacredness of the churches just by looking at them.
Nothing like singing in a good choir!
Yes, you must be very proud.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Small world, my oldest is on tour right now also, Louisville, St' Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis!
LOVE the Will Ferrell photo!
And as a fellow United Methodist, the Chalis is cool!!

Jules~ said...

That is an amazing trip!
How are you doing?
My computer had crashed and I had to wait to replace. Oh I have so missed visiting and have wondered how you are doing.

Have a blessed and wonderful day.

Cheffie-Mom said...

WOW! What a wonderful journey and amazing memories! Thank you for sharing!