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Merry Christmas!

On behalf of me, my family, and the Heartfelt Music® Ministry Board of Directors, we wish you a Merry Christmas and meaningful New Year celebration! May you feel refreshed and de-stressed during this holiday season.

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Two years ago, I did a Home Christmas Concert and created a Christmas album for you to enjoy. This Christmas, may the songs lift you up and remind you of what this season is all about.

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If you would like to watch it, here’s the link – https://youtu.be/MrUfoSszURM

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As some of you know, I wrote a Christmas song with a unique slant, I Wish You a Mary Christmas. The song refers to Martha in Luke 10 who was so busy with her preparations that she missed the most important thing. Her sister Mary understood that worshiping Jesus is more valuable to Him than serving. God’s priority is to be intimate with us in a loving relationship, so let’s slow down and worship Him through all we do, in good times and bad.

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I am almost done creating a new album called Encore, which will be released soon. This is a collection of six new songs and two medleys of my songs on the themes of God’s Love and Jesus in Me. I’ve finished recording all the songs and now I’m mastering them. What a joy to have new songs to share!

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This year has been full of ministry. The first semester of Valley Christian School has come to completion. The Worship Teams, Guitar classes and video classes that I teach have been so fun! I am also leading worship and training twice a month with San Jose Christian Reformed Church. I’m continuing to teach private music lessons (guitar, bass guitar, and voice), some in-person and some through Zoom.

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Thank you to those who generously donated to Heartfelt Music Ministry this last year! We appreciate you so much and definitely couldn’t do this ministry without you! Would you consider a year-end gift to enhance the impact or our ministry? You can donate to Heartfelt Music through Pay Pal Giving Fund with no fees taken out. If you buy anything on Amazon.com and go through Amazon Smile with Heartfelt Music Ministry as your cherity, we receive a percentage of your purchase without costing you anything extra. Same with eBay.com with eBay GivingWorks (listing Heartfelt Music as your Charity), we receive a contribution at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

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Upcoming Events

Jan 1 & 15 (Sundays)
Leading worship at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Avenue, San Jose Ca 95124. Service begins at 10:00am if you’d like to come. You can enjoy the service at home online at http://www.sjcrc.org/videos.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you are enjoying some vacation and family time with rest and reflection. I am so thankful for Sherri and my family for the joy they bring me. I’m thankful for Valley Christian School where I can mentor youth through music and influence them toward Christ. I’m thankful for Heartfelt Music® Ministry and the opportunity to create and share my music to encourage others as well as train musicians in worship leading and artistic excellence. I’m so grateful for those who helped us reach our goal of $500 to finish the album Encore. I’m also thankful for you! It’s very encouraging to know you and others pray for me and follow what the Lord is doing through Heartfelt Music®. Thank you for your continued support!

 

Upcoming Events

Dec 4 & 18 (Sun)
Leading worship at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Avenue, San Jose Ca 95124. Service begins at 10:00am if you’d like to come. You can enjoy the service at home online at http://www.sjcrc.org/videos.

 

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Christmas Carol Sing Video

Merry Christmas! It’s the season to focus on the birth of Christ and celebrate God’s deep love for us with family and friends. One meaningful way to relive the coming of Jesus is through Christmas carols. “This, this is Christ the King…” Join me Sunday, December 12, at 5:00pm for a half hour of singing Christmas carols and meaningful songs. It’s a prerecorded video on my YouTube channel. I’ll be there to chat with you if you’d like to make a comment. Even if you can’t make it when it open’s at 5:00pm, you can watch it later and even use it to sing these carols when you gather with family and friends. Take a break from the hectic thrust of December and worship the Lord. We hope you are encouraged and drawn closer to Jesus!

Financial support to Heartfelt Music® Ministry is a wise investment. Our mission of leading others toward intimacy with God and toward excellence in artistry is the thrust of God’s heart. This gives us our compelling vision to use quality music, worship leading, training, and motivational speaking to encourage, inspire, and equip each person to draw closer to God. The effective use of your donation causes timely productivity in bringing this vision to fruition. Please consider a year-end one-time gift or regular contribution to Heartfelt Music® Ministry which is tax-deductible. As Paul said to the Philippians I say to you, “I thank my God for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now (Phil 1:3 & 5).”  Thank you for considering investing financially.

 

Christmas Carol Sing Online

I hope you can be a part of this premiere presentation where you can sing Christmas Carols with me. I recorded a live Christmas concert last year to introduce a number of songs on my just recorded Christmas album I Wish You a Mary Christmas. This year, I took 10 of those songs and included them on this Christmas Carol Sing. I’ll be in the chat room to dialogue during the video.

 

Year-End Giving Options

You can donate to Heartfelt Music through Pay Pal Giving Fund. Also, if you buy anything on Amazon.com, go through Amazon Smile with us as your charity and we receive a portion of your purchase without costing you anything extra. Same with eBay.com with eBay GivingWorks. If you purchase anything on eBay and list Heartfelt Music as your Charity, we receive a portion of it.

 

Two Special Product Bundles

There are two special Bundles available: a CD BUNDLE: Get seven physical CDs for $40.00! Also, a WRITTEN MUSIC BUNDLE: Get eleven songs fully written out in music notation and tablature for $20.00! You will get the physical written music for my new song Ruminate on Grace from the new album Instrumental Guitar – Vol. II  and ten other songs from my other albums.

 

Upcoming Events

March 11-13 (Fri-Sun)
Reggie will be leading worship at Hartland Christian Camp’s Men’s Retreat called Man Camp. It is located at 57611 Eshom Valley Drive, Badger, CA 93603

November 2021 Update

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A Positive Perspective

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope this weekend is a relaxing and refreshing respite for you. There’s so much to be thankful for. Though there’s been a tremendous amount of hardships and struggles over this last year, it’s essential to keep a positive perspective. “I will give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High” Psalm 9:1.

I was so thankful to lead worship in-person last month and do music for a special memorial service at Saratoga Retirement Community last week. I’m looking forward to doing more events in-person in 2022. I’ve been sharing online with Home Concerts and Worship through Facebook LIVE, which now is on my YouTube channel. I’ll be creating a special Christmas video to show Sunday, December 12th, full of carols from my Christmas album I Wish You a Mary Christmas, and inspirations to focus on Jesus’ incarnation.

Check out below a Grateful Heart Devotional Video, how you can help Heartfelt Music® during Giving Tuesday, November 30th, and Two Special Product Bundles we are offering now.

We appreciate your continued prayers and support for Heartfelt Music Ministry! We continue to influence others toward intimacy with God and toward artistic excellence.

 

A Grateful Heart Devotional Video

I create the weekly online devotional videos for the VCS Conservatory of the Arts. I want to share this week’s video called A Grateful Heart. I hope you are encouraged by the three speakers and an inspiration by Sarah Young from her book Jesus Calling. You can watch previous devotionals by viewing the playlist HERE. Spiritual nourishment is of utmost importance to have a daily positive perspective.

 

November 30th Giving Tuesday

November 30 is Giving Tuesday. You can donate to Heartfelt Music through Pay Pal Giving Fund. If you buy anything on Amazon.com, go through Amazon Smile and we receive a portion of your purchase without costing you anything extra. Same with eBay.com with eBay GivingWorks. If you purchase anything on eBay and list Heartfelt Music as your Charity, we receive a portion of it.

 

Two Special Product Bundles

There are two special Bundles available starting today: a CD BUNDLE: Get seven physical CDs for $40.00! Also, a WRITTEN MUSIC BUNDLE: Get eleven songs fully written out in music notation and tablature for $20.00! You will get the physical written music for my new song Ruminate on Grace from the new album Instrumental Guitar – Vol. II and ten other songs from my other albums.

 

Upcoming Events

December 12 (Sunday) – 5:00pm
Reggie Coates Online Christmas Special on his YouTube channel. Join him as he shares inspirational stories and music highlighting his Christmas album I Wish You a Mary Christmas. The link will be on the Heartfelt Music YouTube channel and facebook page.

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December 7 (Tuesday) – 7:00pm
The Valley Christian High School Worship Team, led by Reggie, will be singing Christmas carols at a Mount Hermon Community private dinner in Mount Hermon.

 

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Jesus Is Alive!

I hope this weekend is meaningful and empowering for you as you reflect on the cross and resurrection of Jesus. He is alive and fills us with his life to live abundantly and encourage others! Allowing Jesus to live through us in all we do really gives us strength and perspective through the difficult times we are facing today.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers! Heartfelt Music® is bursting with ministry through live worship leading April 4 Easter Sunrise at Mount Hermon; a new recording being released May 1; online concert May 2 with Facebook Live; one-on-one training with 10 private guitar students; mentoring high school students at Valley Christian Schools; and organizing the live 2021 Summer Concerts at Mount Hermon (Phil Keaggy, Phillips Craig & Dean, Point of Grace, Veritas, Nichole Nordeman, Steve Green and Dick Tunney, and Buddy Green & Jeff Taylor).

Please, continue to pray for us to be effective in building the body of Christ and helping others use their talents to glorify God. If you would like to make a donation to Heartfelt Music Ministry and significantly help us to move forward in ministry, visit our website at https://heartfeltmusic.org/about/support/

 

VCS Worship Team Performs

The Valley Christian High School worship team has not been able to perform together because of COVID19 until last month. Fortunately, we have been able to perform three times in March and we look forward to performing three more times before the end of the year as restrictions have made it possible to add singing with masks.

 

Easter Sunrise at Mount Hermon

Join me for this resurrection celebration at the summit of Mount Hermon. A 24-foot-high cross marks the location for the sunrise service, just up the hill from Mount Hermon’s Ponderosa Lodge. The view over Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley is spectacular! Danny Wallen is the speaker and Ron Taylor is the host.

 

Concert with Reggie on FB Live

Sunday, May 2 – 5:00pm – I’ll be doing a CD release online concert sharing songs from my new Instrumental Guitar, Vol. 2 album. This album is scheduled to be released and available by May 2nd. The concert will be on the Heartfelt Music® Facebook page. You can view my last concert by clicking here.

 

Upcoming Events

April 4 (Sunday) – 6:30am
Leading worship for Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center’s Easter Sunrise Service at the cross.

May 2 (Sunday) – 5:00pm
Online concert. Join me as I release the new Instrumental Guitar – Volume II album, on Facebook LIVE. Click here to check out our Heartfelt Music Page on Facebook.

 

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2020 Year End Giving

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Giving in 2020 to Launch 2021

Dear Heartfelt Music® Friends,
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We really appreciate you and your support in this ministry.
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We are in the final hours of 2020! This year has been long and difficult, and yet it has been filled with glimpses of God’s grace and provision. Seeing the love and generosity of the Heartfelt Music friends throughout the year has made us hopeful as we move into the new year. Your prayers and support are making a huge impact on what we do and the efficacy of this ministry.  Thank you!  For more information,  visit our website.
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To those who have given: THANK YOU! This year would have been much harder without you.
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If you still intend to send a year-end gift for 2020, today is the final day to do so. You can send a check to Heartfelt Music MInistry, PO Box 3, Mount Hermon, CA 95041. You can give a one time gift through PayPal Giving Fund at:
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paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1271967

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  • PayPal covers all fees
  • Your donation will be made to PayPal Giving Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity.
  • We typically will receive the funds within 15-45 days of your original donation.
  • After you donate, they’ll email you a PayPal Giving Fund tax receipt.

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Don’t miss an opportunity to enhance God’s work through us, no matter the size of the gift. Be an answer to prayer, and close out 2020 with a gift to launch 2021.
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With Gratitude,
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~ Reggie & the Heartfelt Music® Team
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December Update 2020

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I Wish You a Mary Christmas

Some years ago, I wrote a Christmas song, Mary Christmas, with a new slant. It refers to Martha in Luke 10 who was so busy with her preparations that she missed the most important thing, which her sister Mary understood: Worshiping Jesus is more valuable than serving Him. God’s priority is to be intimate with us in a loving relationship, so let’s slow down and worship Him through all our responsibilities, heartaches and delights.

Reflecting on 2020, there have been many positive things happening with Heartfelt Music Ministry. We just produced a new Christmas album, which will be released December 16 for worldwide distribution, I Wish You a Mary Christmas. This is a collection of familiar carols and two of my Christmas songs mostly performed simply with acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, and voice. We also repackaged for worldwide distribution the album Intimacy, which has 20 songs reflecting on relationships, to be released December 16. We refreshed our website, started our own Hearfelt Music and Ministry, Inc. Facebook Page, and have produced nine free streaming concerts and worship experiences to encourage you during these difficult times. We thank God we’ve been able to accomplish so much!

I’d like to thank the many people who generously donated to Heartfelt Music! Would you consider a year-end gift to enhance the impact or our ministry? You can donate to Heartfelt Music through Pay Pal Giving Fund with no fees taken out. If you buy anything on Amazon.com, go through Amazon Smile and we receive a portion of your purchase without costing you anything extra. Same with eBay.com with eBay GivingWorks. If you purchase anything on eBay and list Heartfelt Music as your Charity, we receive a contribution at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

 

New Christmas Album Dec. 16

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I recorded my sixteenth album, which will be released December 16th worldwide. It will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Gumroad, and many other sites. Check the Heartfelt Music website or our new Facebook Page for details.

 

Giving to Enhance Our Giving

In order for us to provide our services and resources at a reasonable and affordable cost, we need your help. By partnering with us, you are empowering our goals and gifting exponentially. Easily donate with no fees through Pay Pal Giving Fund.

 

Home Christmas Concert with Reggie

On Sunday, December 13 at 5:00pm, I’ll be giving a Christmas concert and carol sing, celebrating the miracle of Jesus’ incarnation and sharing songs from my new album, familiar carols and two of my own songs. Hope you can make it! My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1.

 

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A Time to Be Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! I pray this weekend will be a personal refreshment as you reflect on how amazing God is. In the midst of such a difficult time this pandemic is producing, we can look to God’s consistent character, His unfailing understanding of our unique situation, and His powerful presence to transform any circumstance into something meaningful and miraculous.

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Have you noticed that decorating for Christmas has started so early this year? We have our Christmas trees up already. We can also start early focusing our attention on Jesus who invaded this earth to bring us abundant life. As we celebrate family, friends, food, and holiday enjoyment, show hearts of gratitude. We have a lot to be thankful for! May God revitalize your spirit and give you peace as you look to Him in all you do.

Reasons to Give Thanks

“I will give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:1. And from my song Here to Worship, “You deserve our praise. In so many ways we honor You with deep felt devotion. You deserve our love. Can’t stop thinking of your wond’rous grace, Your loving compassion. Thank You, Lord! Praise You, Jesus!”

Giving Tuesday, Amazon & eBay

December 1 is Giving Tuesday. You can donate to Heartfelt Music through Pay Pal Giving Fund. If you buy anything on Amazon.com, go through Amazon Smile and we receive a portion of your purchase without costing you anything extra. Same with eBay.com with eBay GivingWorks. If you purchase anything on eBay and list Heartfelt Music as your Charity, we receive a portion of it.

Home Concerts with Reggie

I will be offering another online concert and worship experience Sunday, November 29 at 5:00pm. Join me as I share inspirational stories and my music. I’ll be taking requests! Then, on Sunday, December 13 at 5:00pm, I’ll be giving a Christmas concert and carol sing, celebrating the miracle of Jesus’ incarnation. Hope you can make it! My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1.

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October Update 2020

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Life Can Get So Complicated

So much has happened in the last couple of months. We had to evacuate Mount Hermon for ten days because of the fires. That was very scary thinking our home would go up in flames. Fortunately, the fires didn’t reach us and we are overflowing with thankfulness. Valley Christian School started back up in August and the teachers have been ordered to go back to the campus still teaching remotely and having a few students attend “live.” Fortunately, there are many COVID19 precautions set up for both the teachers and the students. I just enjoy teaching, whether online or in person. My sister had some health issues which took almost a month to sort out, but she is better now. I’ve had two extremely difficult interactions with close friends lately that really threw me for a loop. All this to say life can get so complicated! What gives me an absolutely hopeful perspective is knowing that the main character in this story is Jesus Himself. He knows the emotional uncertainty we felt with our home, the pandemic, family health, and friends. He cares about it all. It’s not complicated for Him. I can trust through it all and know He will work it out for good (Romans 8:28)! Thank you for your prayers and support through these changing times. I’m praying for you as well.

 

I’ll be doing another concert online Sunday, October 25, at 5:00. We just did some reorganizing of the Heartfelt Music Ministry Officers and Board of Directors and have added Lindsey Coates as the new Secretary. Also, after six months of financially doing pretty well, Heartfelt Music is experiencing some crunch and could use some help. See below for more details.

 

Online Concert with Reggie

I will be offering another online concert October 25, 5:00pm! This will be at my home with acoustic guitar and vocal tapestry. Join me as I share inspirational stories and music on Facebook LIVE. I would love to hear suggestions of songs you’d like to hear.  You can email me at [email protected] My Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1

 

New Heartfelt Music Secretary

I’m very happy to announce that Lindsey Coates is the new Secretary for Heartfelt Music Ministry! Not only is she super fun to be around, but she brings a wealth of experience professionally. She works in Advancement with George Fox University in Oregon and has a keen understanding of non-profit organizations.

 

Donating at This
Time

This has been a difficult time for many businesses financially because of COVID19. Heartfelt Music Ministry has been maintaining for the past six months, but this month is experiencing difficulties too. If the Lord puts it on your heart to help financially, visit our website by clicking HERE and see a number of options to help us out. Thank you!

 

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A Heart of Gratitude

I am grateful that God always makes it possible for Christ to lead us to victory. God also helps us spread the knowledge about Christ everywhere, and this knowledge is like the smell of perfume.” 2 Corinthians 2:14
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Happy Thanksgiving!
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As a high school and junior high teacher, I train and invest my time in the lives of these growing young men and women. One of the best resources I’ve found is a weekly eNewsletter called The Culture Translator by a ministry named Axis. Today they sent this encouragement on the Gift of Gratitude.
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“According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 1 out of every 3 adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 will experience an anxiety disorder. Whether the culprit is social media, lack of sleep, increased scholastic pressure, or screen time, the verdict is simple: Our kids need help.
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“Thankfully, emerging evidence reveals an organic way to combat anxiety and depression: Gratitude. According to author Jerusha Clark, ‘Gratitude and anxiety are mutually exclusive neural pathways. You physiologically cannot be grateful and anxious at the same time.’ One way to foster gratitude is to simply pay attention to your life. Be fully present in every single tiny moment, and remember that life itself is a gift. So, in a world filled with darkness, we’re choosing to see the light, to be grateful for the good.” Let’s experience victory through Christ with hearts of gratitude and a joy that is like a sweet perfume in this world.
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Thank you for your prayers and continued encouragement toward Heartfelt [email protected] Ministry. I hope you will consider one of the following avenues to help us touch the lives of thousands of people affected by our ministry. God has allowed me to have influence on 2300 students at Valley Christian School, hundreds of those who fellowship at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, thousands of people coming to the Mount Hermon Summer Concert Series, and hundreds of folks who listen to my music and learn guitar through the resources Heartfelt Music® has created (See Gumroad.com). I feel honored to have these opportunities. Your donations to Heartfelt Music® greatly help this ministry make a powerful impact. Click here to learn more.

 

Contributions One-Time or Monthly

“I thank my God for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now” (Phil 1:3 & 5). Please consider a one-time gift or regular contribution to Heartfelt Music Ministry which is tax-deductible. Choose us as your ministry/missions organization in giving regular financial support.

 

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Many people shop through Amazon.com, but don’t realize that it’s sister organization AmazonSmile helps non profit organizations earn money. At no extra cost to you, Amazon will donate a portion of whatever you spend at Smile.Amazon.com to our ministry. What a deal! Support us every time you shop!

 

Upcoming Events

~ December 1 (Sunday)
I am leading worship at Gilroy Presbyterian Church as we celebrate Advent and the birth of Jesus, 10:00am. 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The African Choir will be performing.

~ December 8 (Sunday)
I am leading worship at Gilroy Presbyterian Church as we celebrate Advent and the birth of Jesus, 10:00am. 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The children will be performing a short Christmas pageant.

~ December 15 (Sunday)
I am leading worship at Gilroy Presbyterian Church as we celebrate Advent and the birth of Jesus, 10:00am. 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The GPC Choir will be performing.

~ December 22 (Sunday)
I am leading worship at Gilroy Presbyterian Church as we celebrate Advent and the birth of Jesus, 10:00am. 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The African Choir and the GPC Choir will be performing.

~ December 24 (Tuesday)
I am leading the special Christmas Eve service at Gilroy Presbyterian Church as we celebrate Advent and the birth of Jesus, 5:00pm. 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The GPC Choir will be performing and student brass players from the local high school will be performing.

 

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