On December 6th Trinity, London hosted a Praise Band Concert to raise funds for Ebola Aid for Liberia. Our first goal was to raise money and we did … $1255 plus some donations of soap and medical gloves.
Our second goal was to praise in an ecumenical mood. This too we did. We had praise bands from London Christian Fellowship International (LCFI), Community Bible Church and Trinity Lutheran, along with song and music from Sonja Dennis of Colborne United Church and our own Trudi Johnston and Ross McDonald. The assembly was filled with members, friends and family from the gather congregations. The final musical set was the joyous sounds of London’s Liberian Community leading us with their traditional dance and song. As Leo Johnson said “Worship is an attitude” and that night we danced and sang many praises to God.
Many thanks to the sound crew and band from LCFI, Community Bible Church’s band, the members of Trinity’s band, George Cooper, Brady Hough, Hannah and Susan Johnston, Emily Kmith and Laura Manners. Also thanks to Ross, Sonja and Trudi for sharing their musicality. Thanks to the Trinity helpers for greeting and set up duties and finally to the Liberians and others in Trinity’s community for the wonderful treats at the intermission.
Pastor Steve Johnston
Trinity, London ON