May Ministry Update

12:30 pm Ministry Journal, Upcoming Events

God is doing a new thing!

Isaiah 43:18-19
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.“Isaiah 43:18-19

What a message of hope! How healing and reassuring! Some people spend too much time dwelling on the past and not enough time looking ahead to what God is doing right now and in the future.  God says, “Don’t you see it? I’m doing something new for you! What I’m doing is giving you an amazing way through troubled times, a flourishing experience through the wastelands.” I’ve gone through some really tough times such as the death of my parents at a young age, physical infirmities, work challenges, and almost losing my home. But through it all, God has been so loving and merciful. He continues to take the worst situations and turn them into something good (Romans 8:28). Stay close to Him, don’t dwell on the past, and know that He is making all things new – “The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17b).


The Scoop with Reggie & Heartfelt Music

This month has been very full and very fulfilling too! Last weekend on Saturday, I hosted the first fundraising lunch for Child Evangelism Fellowship Northern California Silicon Valley. A significantly productive ministry reaching 20 million children a year in 200 countries. Then on Sunday, I taught group guitar lessons at River of Life Christian Church in Santa Clara. This Sunday, I’ll be leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church at 10:00am. I’m wrapping up the year at Valley Christian School this month and Graduation for the students is Saturday, May 27 (see below). I’m also wrapping up my private lessons before summer with a Recital in Los Altos at Bridges Community Church Monday, May 22, at 7:00pm. I hope you can join me for my summer concert at Gilroy Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 4, 6:30pm (see below). You can even join us for dinner at 5:30pm before the concert. Help get the word out by downloading the Gilroy Concert Flier and sharing with others.

Pro Tools & Sibelius User Certification

This June, you can become an Avid Certified User in Pro Tools or Sibelius though the week long courses at VCS. Pro Tools was made by engineers out of a need to replicate fancy studio equipment in software form, Pro Tools has revolutionized the modern day studio, not only making the music production process more simple, but also at the cost of pocket change compared to what it would previously cost to get a decent recording! Producers and Engineers record and mix with it. Songwriters and Composers create with it. It is an environment in which you make magic happen!


End of the Year with Valley Christian Schools

VCS is wrapping up the school year this month (May 27) and it has been a fantastic experience! Teaching guitar, worship leading, and music technology is both challenging and fulfilling. There are over 40 guitarists in my classes with Intro to Guitar & Bass, Guitar 2, and Guitar 3. The guitar 2 & 3 classes went busking (street performing) in downtown Santa Cruz last week. The picture above is from last Wednesday’s high school chapel. The Worship Teams have been doing a great job! The most challenging has been the new Music Technology course since it’s more advanced than before. Pray we finish strong!


Get Pro Tools or Sibelius User Certification

Would you like to get better at recording music or writing music? Valley Christian Schools, as an Avid Learning Partner, is offering training to become an Avid Certified User in either Pro Tools or Sibelius. I am an Avid Certified Instructor and will be teaching both courses. The Sibelius User Certification Course will be the week of Tuesday, May 30, through Friday, June 2, 9:00am-5:00am daily. The Pro Tools User Certification Course will be the week of Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9, 9:00am-5:00pm daily. Both courses are intensive and will give you the professional edge to rise above the competition.


Gilroy Concert Sunday June 4

At Gilroy Presbyterian Church, Sunday, June 4, 6:30pm, I’ll be sharing new songs as well as favorites using loops and advanced guitar techniques. You will be encouraged through inspiring stories with beautiful guitar and vocal tapestry. This concert is free. The people of Gilroy Presbyterian Church are providing a free dinner at 5:30pm. The concert will be at 6:30pm. I’ve enjoyed eight months of ministry with GPC and have thoroughly enjoyed leading the band and choir as well as working with the leadership. This concert will be a culmination of enriched ministry with these beautiful people. Come join us!


Coming Events

May 14 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am.

May 28 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am.

May 30-June 2 (Tue-Fri)
Sibelius Certified User training at Valley Christian Schools, 100 Skyway Drive, San Jose, CA, 95111. 9-5 Daily.

June 4 (Sun)
Giving a concert at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The Concert begins at 6:30pm.

June 5-9 (Mon-Fri)
Pro Tools Certified User training at Valley Christian Schools, 100 Skyway Drive, San Jose, CA, 95111. 9-5 Daily.


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