Greetings in the Name of
The Dallas Chapter utterly
received pleasure from hosting the first session of 2005 for Texas Mass Choir.
The â€œMassâ€ convened on April 1st and 2nd at the Christian
Temple CME Church. Dr. McNeil and his staff were excellent hosts to us.
Their edifice is exquisite, their hospitality and care was beyond measure.
We thank them for allowing us to use their facility and pray Godâ€™s blessing upon
We started out Friday
evening with an stupendous musical. Dallas, Ft. Worth, Tyler, Longview and
Houston Chapters gave glory to God in song. Our special guest for the
evening was Minister Maurice Wilkes and Anointed for Praise. All did a
magnificent job. Praise the Lord!! Following the musical, a
reception was held at the church. â€œChefâ€ Larce â€˜Tonyâ€™ Preston was in
charge of food for that weekend and â€œit was off the chainâ€. Every morsel
was a pure delight.
On Saturday we were in
morning service, where the Rev. Stapleton of Shekinah Baptist was our guest
speaker. He delivered a very inspiring message to all. Classes at
this session were â€œNew Musicâ€, â€œLithurigal Danceâ€ and â€œDesigning a
Websiteâ€. Lunch was delicious and good for the soul. Following lunch
we had rehearsal where â€œThe Massâ€ Directors Ronald Materre and John Adams took
the choir through several numbers in preparation for the nightâ€™s musical, which
was a blessed event. The Workshop was indeed a great success. We are
looking forward to attending the 2nd
Session in June, which will be hosted by the Austin Chapter.
All praises and glory
belong to God for his abundant mercy and grace. The Dallas Chapter will
soon begin preparations for the National Convention to be held in Milwaukee, WI.
Until the next time,
Live life looking
through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.
Yours in Christ,
Lady Linda Mitchell, Dallas Chapter Rep
Rev. Jerry Lott, Assistant Chapter Rep
Mr. Sam Britt, Assistant Chapter Rep
Minister Elbert Hensley, Minister of Music,
Sonya Faggett, Reporter