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B'ville FUMC presents 'Covenant of Grace'

The adult choir of the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church will present Joseph M. Martin's "Covenant of Grace" cantata at 3 p.m. Sunday March 15 in the church sanctuary.

Here is what the composer writes about this 45-minute cantata:

"Our God is faithful. He stretches His rainbow across the heavens to remind us of His mercy and His grace," Martin wrote about his composition. "Each movement of "Covenant of Grace" is intended to celebrate the promises and covenant of God. Through the use of narrators and music, the story of redemption is told."

Accompanying the choir are Marianne Miles at the piano, violinist John Harnois and flutist Lynn Dailey. Narrators are Kathy Kulba and Steve McMahon. Family Ministries leader, Jeff Hodge, will provide visual focus with the projection of Renaissance masterworks on a centrally placed screen.

"This is a moving work, which we are excited to share with the Baldwinsville Christian community," said director Rebecca Jensen.

Refreshments will follow the concert in the dining room. There is no charge for the program and no formal offering, but donations of cash and non-perishable food items will be gratefully accepted to benefit the Salvation Army and Community Food Pantry.

(From left) Kathy Kulba, Shirley Eisenhauer, Rebecca Jensen, Marianne Miles and Jeff Hodge practice for the upcoming cantata "Covenant of Grace."

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