Next performance is Saturday, September 12th, 2015
September 12th Performers: 6:00 – Open Mic (Sign-up Night of Event Only) 6:30 – Eric Paradine 7:00 – Muddy Boots 7:30 – Breathless Charm 8:00 – Jim Palermo 8:30 – Patti Wilion 9:00 – Corey Michael Rieman 9:30 – Open Mic (Sing-up Night of Event Only)
Free Will Offering to Benefit Missions
Steam Vent Café will serve light supper, desserts and beverages for the evening from 6 – 8 PM.
In the Café... TBA
STEAM VENT Coffee House...where the Music is FREE...Dinner'll cost ya...and donations go to Missions! Come on down... kick your shoes off... sit a spell, you'll be happy you did!! Benefit Missions ~ Donations are tax deductible!
STEAM VENT Coffee Houses will run every 2nd Saturday from 6- 10:00 pm March through June and September through November If you would like a chance to perform, please call Debbie at 860- 482-3491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Vents… (All Time Slots Are Subject To Change)
October 3rd, 2015 *Changed to FIRST Saturday* 6:00 – Open Mic (Sign-up Night of Event Only) 6:30 – Gale B.Gardiner 7:00 – Eric Paradine 7:30 – Bill Benson 8:00 – Abby Lappen 8:30 – Blue Yonger 9:00 – CRB 9:30 – Open Mic (Sing-up Night of Event Only)
November 14th, 2015 6:00 – Open Mic (Sign-up Night of Event Only) 6:30 – Jim Cable 7:00 – Howie B. Baldwin 7:30 – Joel Blumert 8:00 – Con Doty 8:30 – Jean Stokes Recchia 9:00 – Nancy Johnson 9:30 – Open Mic (Sing-up Night of Event Only)
Thanks to all the performers who have graced our stage to help us accomplish our mission...and thanks is not enough. We are blessed to have so many talented performers in our little state... and beyond...who are willing to share their talents! Many of our performers have websites and CD's of their own. Check them out...Support your local musicians...!!
Free Will Offering to support Mission Activity! First Church Mission Activities include support local and global missions. Locally we help support the Open Door soup kitchen and the YMCA homeless shelter, and provide scholarships for area youth. Globally we have been helping out in Oaxaca, Mexico at an orphanage for special needs children and building houses and planting trees to help to improve the lives of folks who live in the dump there.
This Year’s Mexico Mission Trip:
On July 9th, a delegation from First Church will once again depart for Oaxaca, Mexico. Our Church has been sending groups to Mexico for over 7 years, and we’ve done just about everything imaginable. Among other things, we’ve built houses, replaced roofs on buildings, repaired and maintained vehicles, replaced electrical systems, painted, cleaned, and most importantly, spent time with the children living at the Casa Hogar children’s home. (a home for special needs orphans)
Unlike some groups that prefer to do the same thing each year, we seem to enjoy doing different things. This year’s “to-do list” will include our first ever visit to the Casa Hogar satellite facility in the town of Cuicatlan. It is located northeast of the city of Oaxaca (toward Mexico City), and it is a nearly four hour ride away from the Oaxaca facility. The town is at a lower altitude than Oaxaca, so it is hotter and more humid there.
The Casa Hogar in Cuicatlan was originally a one family house. The director of that facility donated his home so that it could be used as a facility for children in the surrounding villages whose families did not have the financial resources to feed and educate them. About 25 children live in that facility, along with 4 adults who care for them. Originally the house had only one bathroom for the boys, one bathroom for the girls and a small kitchen that would be typical in a Mexican home. In the past year, mission teams have built two more bathrooms for the children and also added a new kitchen.
The First Church team will begin their week in Oaxaca where we will work with our favorite construction materials: cinderblock and concrete. We will be helping to complete the final touches on the retaining wall which replaced the one that was collapsing after some neighbors who do not want the children’s home there placed truckloads of fill against the outer side of the wall with the intention of collapsing it. Their plan worked, but they probably didn’t anticipate that our Church would fund a new wall to keep the children safe…
The team will then head to Cuicatlan to paint the bedrooms of the children. We’ll also host a movie night for the children (bringing our own DVDs and projector), and repair their pick-up truck. The pick-up truck is over 15 years old, and hasn’t run for over 3 months. The last time it had significant work was a few years ago it was brought to Oaxaca City and First Church teens enabled the engine to produce enough power to climb hills again. It is their only vehicle, so it is critical that we get it running again.