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|North Turner Union Presbyterian Church||
58 Howes Corner Road
Libby Family to Headline second concert in Fall Music Festival
Brothers Bryce (pictured top) and Kevin Libby will share the bill on Saturday Nov 9th as part of the North Turner Presbyterian Church Fall Music Festival.
Both are known to area audiences but for very different musical styles. Kevin, a guitarist and vocalist, is also a songwriter, and the soulful country style he has developed over the past 30 years skillfully blends material from such artists as Jerry Jeff Walker, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash with his own compositions.
Singer Bryce studied classical voice in his youth and performed for many years in a variety of settings in Connecticut, New York and Mass and. He is known for a dynamic stage presence through which he delivers an eclectic repertoire of Broadway, jazz, blues and pop standards. He does not write songs, but he does his own arrangements, which at times differ significantly from the original composition.”
Although at seemingly opposite ends of the musical spectrum, the brother share the same musical heritage and a very interpretive approach to their music. “Neither one of us just ‘covers’ the material we perform” says Bryce. “We only choose material we feel a personal connection to, and what the audience gets is our own take on the songs.
“We recently shared a stage for the first time, and afterwards people commented on how very different we are and yet how nicely our styles complement each other. And actually, my older brother Kevin was a significant musical influence for me. I grew up listening to the records he bought and listening to him practice guitar. And we both were profoundly influenced by the musical family we grew up in.”
Bryce will be accompanied by pianist John Twitchell.
All proceeds from the donations will go towards community outreach activities and the church's operational budget.
Hope to see you there!!!
Thank You to Everyone
The Church's final supper of the season was held Oct. 12 and was a huge success.
Thank you to everyone who cooked, helped and attended.
We will hopefully see everyone next March when we begin again with Mud Supper, as we celebrate Maine's fifth season.
The community support we receive for our suppers is very much appreciated and not only helps us keep the Church doors open but also helps to fund our outreach activities which include the Community Clothing Center, the Turner Food Bank, our heating assistance program and our Sunday School.
So thanks again and see you for suppa' in the spring.
Sunday School News
Sunday School classes started on September 15 and we all had a good time as we learned about Being Yourself and Celebrating Who You Are.
We will be focusing our first several sessions on how being Christian can make you and those around you happier, more kind and more thoughtful. How each of us can make the world a better place just by following the teachings of Jesus. The Wise Old Owl and his lessons of believing in yourself, honesty and forgiveness will be the focal point. We will continue our focus on the good effects each person can have through the power of faith, hope, charity and love.
As always, we will be having crafts, games and activities that make our time together more fun!
If you would like to bring your child or children to Sunday School, it is held during worship every Sunday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. We welcome little ones from 3-years to 12-years and if you have a teen that would like to help and be a teacher's assistant, please let us know.
We look forward to a new start in September and another chance to teach the children about God's love and to having fun!