Trivia Night – Start getting your Trivia Teams together now! January 4th, at 6:00 p.m., we will have our annual Trivia Night. $10 gets you in! $1 each for tickets once you are through the door! Tickets can be used for slices of pizza, drinks, and opportunities for extra prizes!
Sign your teams up by e-mailing Doodle! -Or- let Doodle know you need a team! Babysitting is available; Children who are in babysitting will receive dinner for free! (Babysitting is limited to children 2nd grade and younger). We’ll also have a “Tween” Table for children 3rd-5th grade, a “youth” table for our youth who want to play, and a “college” table. All money raised goes to youth summer trips.
Noted for being “most consistently musical, most clear in diction,” possessing a “stunningly beautiful, edgeless tenor” and for “lustrous singing,” tenor Steven Paul Spears has performed with many arts organizations across the United States and Europe. Specializing in works of the Baroque and Contemporary Periods, Steven’s recent repertoire includes of works of Rameau, Cavalli, Monteverdi, Bach and Handel, as well as Britten, Stravinsky, Orff and Ullmann. Of his singing, reviewers have said Steven brought out “one reason why Bach’s vocal melodies have such complex, searching contours; they’re tracing not just musical thoughts, but also the changing weight and implications of the text,” giving a performance “so true to the words” and of a performance of the Roasted Swan in Orff’s Carmina Burana, one critic wrote that it was “riveting…filled with angst and an overabundance of high notes, Spears dramatized the moment with vocal dexterity and polish.” This year continues with concerts celebrating Bernstein’s centenary, as well performing Britten’s War Requiem in Oklahoma and Handel’s Messiah with Bourbon Baroque in Louisville, KY.
Receiving the Master’s Degree in Music from the Juilliard School and the Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Louisville, Steven is in his 14th year of teaching at Lawrence Conservatory in Wisconsin and continues to be a student of Edith Davis Tidwell.
For more about Steven, please visit: www.stevenpaulspears.com
The Children’s Music Ministry Spring Celebration will take place on Wednesday, April 18, at 5:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited to attend this final service of our choir year.
We will also be honoring Mary Rapier, who has announced her retirement after over 20 years accompanying the children’s choirs at HPC. In her honor, we will be collecting donations to the Rapier Fund at the Spring Celebration. If you cannot make it to that service but wish to contribute, you can give your donation to Amanda Boyd, Director of Children’s Music Ministry, or drop it by the church office. Be sure to put “Rapier Fund” in the memo line of your check.
Family Overnight and Outdoor Worship – April 21st and 22nd
Everyone from Highland Presbyterian Church is invited to join us for a family cookout and overnight the night before HPC’s annual outdoor worship service! The overnight begins April 21st at 2:00 p.m. We’ll have Saturday evening activities such as gaga ball, soccer, a hayride, and a campfire with s’mores. Prices below include Saturday dinner and lodging. We’ll stay at Cedar Ridge Camp. Families can choose to stay in one of 3 locations:
- Hilltop pavilion at $20 per tent (bathrooms with showers are located a short walk away).
- Cottage – $12 per person in a large cottage that sleeps 16 total. You would be sharing the one-room cottage with several other people. The bathrooms (including showers) are a short walk away. The Cottage has air conditioning.
- Lodge – $60 for a 4-person room and $80 for a 6-person room. The Lodge has air conditioning and bathrooms in the same building.
Sunday Worship (April 22nd) will be at 10:00 at the Outdoor Chapel near Hilltop Pavilion. Even if your family chooses not to come for the overnight, please join us for outdoor worship! Following Worship, we’ll have lunch in Hopkins Hall. Fellowship Committee will provide grilled hotdogs and hamburgers (and vege-options). Families are encouraged to bring a side-dish to share. (If you come to the Family overnight on Saturday, we will have refrigerator space available to store your side dish for Sunday lunch). Following lunch, we’ll have more outdoor games and canoeing for everyone!
If you plan to come to the family overnight, please let Doodle know and get your money to the church office by April 1st. Scholarships are available for families who would like to participate and who need the assistance.