Alpharetta Methodist’s choirs often present special concerts, which are free and open to the community. You’re invited to these upcoming concerts and special events:
Mwaganza Children’s Choir
Wednesday, March 18, 6:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Your family is invited to a free concert by the Mwanganza Children’s Choir following Wednesday Night Supper. Mwanganza (pronounced m-wahn-GAH-zah) is the Swahili word for “shining light.” This choir is comprised of an inspiring group of children, ages 8-12, who are dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song, dance, and testimony. The choir is based in Gaba, Uganda, and tours as a ministry outreach of Africa Renewal Ministries. Come hear their message of hope through Ugandan song and dance. A love offering will be received to support the choir and the churches, schools, orphanages, medical clinics and child sponsorships that have been established by Africa Renewal Ministries.
“Behold the Lamb:” A Maundy Thursday Worship Service
Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
On Maundy Thursday, our Chancel Choir and Orchestra will perform “Behold The Lamb,” a musical journey that underscores the significant price Jesus paid for our freedom and salvation. It recalls Israel’s release from Egyptian bondage with the Passover Lamb, a foretelling of God’s divine plan to provide the Holy Lamb as the ultimate sacrifice for our spiritual freedom. The despair of Christ’s crucifixion eventually gives way to joy in a triumphant celebration of His resurrection. Blending original melodies with timeless hymns, Molly Ijames, Lloyd Larson and Jay Rouse combine forces to create a compelling worship experience and a dramatic reminder of God’s relentless love and grace. Communion will be served during this worship experience.
“The Prince of Egypt”
Coming to AFUMC in April 2015
The Genesis High School Choir will present this musical story of two brothers named Moses and Ramses. One is born of royal blood; the other is an orphan with a secret past. Growing up they were the best of friends, but the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth and the other the chosen leader of his people. The music was written by Stephen Schwartz, well known for his award winning songs in “Godspell,” “Pippin” and “Wicked.”“The Prince of Egypt” is a free presentation. A nursery will be available.
“Malice in the Palace”
Coming to AFUMC in April 2015
The Exodus Middle School Choir will present the story of Esther. The musical has all the ingredients for a great Hollywood thriller: a beautiful and spirited heroine, a dark-hearted villain, a twisting plot full of danger and intrigue, and a cliffhanger of a climax. And in the midst of this excitement we find a powerful message — that even the smallest person acting bravely can make an enormous difference. This very funny musical is filled with great music and choreography.“Malice in the Palace” is a free presentation. A nursery will be available.
Friday, May 8, 7 p.m. in Vinebranch Chapel
Join us for an evening of coffee, dessert and live music. The Alpharetta Methodist Vinebranch Band will perform rock, country, gospel and more. The Coffee House is free and is held in the church’s Vinebranch Chapel on Main Street. Learn more here. A nursery will be available.
Sunday, June 28, 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary
During the month of June, Alpharetta Methodist invites the community to donate packages of Oreo cookies, which the church sends to service men and women serving in combat zones overseas. Last year, 3.7 tons of the cookies were collected during Operation Oreo. The cookie drive culminates with this standing-room-only patriotic worship service highlighted by a recognition of active duty military and veterans. Stacks of Oreo boxes surround the altar, and our choir and orchestra perform outstanding patriotic music. Everyone is invited for this patriotic celebration and worship service.
Red Letter Jesus
Friday, August 2, 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Alpharetta Methodist welcomes Brad Sherrill as he presents a riveting performance of Jesus’ words from the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke). This multimedia presentation includes stunning videography captured throughout Israel and Jordan. A nursery will be available.