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Rule, Britannia! Britannia, Rule the Waves

We joined First Baptist Durham this morning. The congregation voted after the service, and we are pleased to announce that the ayes have it. We are very excited about getting involved at First Baptist. We’ve been attending a Spanish-speaking Sunday School class on Sunday mornings. Emily’s joined the choir and we are helping with a youth retreat this weekend. Check out the church website. Though it’s a bit dated, you can download this Sunday’s sermon and hear what we heard. And if you do so, you will hear in the sermon today that Pastor Andy referenced the British Empire. And I, for one, learned a new British anthem that I hadn’t heard before: Rule, Britannia!


New World Symphony

Tomorrow night, Friday December 8th, Emily and I have the amazing privledge to experience the sounds of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra live in person at the WVU Creative Arts Center here in Morgantown in series entitled The Torray Symphony Series. The Creative Arts website describes the upcoming performance:

 

"Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Andres Cardenes headlines this concert with a virtuosic performance of Bruch's brilliant Violin Conerto No. 1, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Artistic Advisor, Sir Andrew Davis, conducts Dvorak's popular New World Symphony, plus Mozart's famous Overture to The Magic Flute."

 

Hopefully this will be the first of many trips to the symphony!

Freebies

With what greater joy could I write to you than to tell you about three amazing freebies to be had here and right now? Hehe.

Check out these freebies:

  • PICTURES: Yeh, that's right, pictures. Sir Nigel D and myself have posted our pictures from the Hayes' Holiday here in and around Morgantown. Browse on over to the Photo Gallery and check out the first album entitled Hayes Holiday.
  • MUSIC: Yeh, that's right, music. The amazingly-talented, unique Christian artist Derek Webb has opted to give away his new album for absolute freeness. Point your web broswer to FreeDerekWebb.com and soon you'll be downloading his album Mockingbird in crystal clear 192kbps MP3! (Note: you have to share the news with 5 friends in order to download. If you're not much for giving other people's email addresses away, feel free to make up some. Anything @maustsontoast.com is an email address! Example: drew@maustsontoast.com. This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it But, Derek Webb is so good, you'll actually want to share this with people like I am right now!). Be warned: he pulls no punches!