Sunday, March 15, 2009

Annual Gospel Dance Concert Hits Year 3 !

Another year has passed and we are now looking towards GOSPEL DANCE CONCERT III !
For some of you, this is the first time you've heard about this wonderful Worship Dance Event. I thank God for many of you who have faithfully given of your time, talent and dedication in this service to the Lord and ministry to the people. For the benefit of those who have not taken part before, let me give some background information:
Four years ago, the Lord put upon my heart that it was time to unite the body or Christ-- the many churches, particularly in the New England area -- that are serving God with all their hearts, have the same doctrine of beliefs, and are filled with the same Holy Spirit, but operate in complete separation one from another. God could use, and continues to use, many vehicles to bring us altogether in one accord, but the vehicle He chose to use through me was DANCE. Consequently, we had our First Gospel Dance Concert here in Providence, Rhode Island the summer of 2007, with about 6 different churches represented from the Providence area, and 2 from NYC. By year two, we were up to 11 churches, which included the Providence, NYC and Boston areas. Now, we are celebrating year 3, and we look forward with great anticipation towards what the Lord will do through us this year! If you have not been a part of this before, please consider joining us this year!

Place and Date:
Providence Assembly of God, 353 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI
Sunday, August 9, 2009, 5:30pm

Dance Participant Requirements:
Be Saved and Serving the Lord in Dance and in Your Life!
Be Willing to commit your time to a “Dedicated Dance Weekend,” Aug 8&9
Be able to choreography your own pieces, in keeping with this year's theme: "The Word of God"

There will also be an opportunity this year to develop a Mass Ensemble, made up of individuals who can meet several times during the summer to work on more complex pieces than the Mass Dance Choir has been able to do in the past.

All levels of dance skill are welcome in this event! If God has called you as a minister in dance, we need your presence-- and presents!-- at the 3rd Annual Gospel Dance Concert! If you are interested in more information, post a comment, or email:
(There are no payments for this engagement, but compensation for travel costs can be considered)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A New Perspective on Old Testament DANCE

Tell the truth. When some of us think of Liturgical Dance, we picture flowy white dresses, and soft, graceful movements. And, indeed, in some instances, we should. Our God is a God of beauty and grace,and He often manifests these virtues through His anointed dancers. However, "dance," as described in the Old Testament, was much more inclusive than this. The word for "dance" most often used in the OT was the Hebrew word "machowl," which comes from the word "chuwl" or "chiyl." (Strong's Exhaustive Concordance). Check out the many, and surprising, meanings for this word:
"to twist or whirl,to writhe in pain or fear, to wait, to bear, to bring forth, to drive away,to fall grieviously with pain, to grieve,to hope, to look, to make, to rest, to shake, to shapen, to be sorrowful, to tarry, to travail, tremble, trust, wait patiently.... to dance!"