On The Road...Our Summer Tours
For many choir members, our summer tours are like a family
vacation...great memories, unusual stops, the occasional
meltdowns, and lots of love and fellowship!
There is always a "mountaintop" experience on each trip, and all of
us have our special memories of a particular place, person,
concert, or stop.
We are blessed to share our faith through music, and we give and
receive blessings everywhere we go.
God gives us wonderful memories and experiences everywhere we
We sang out on the
street before dinner
and in the kitchen at a children's shelter
the bus had some bathroom issues on the ride home,
prompting a few members to write a song about it,
called the "Porta-John Blues"
|2002--Western Michigan, Across the Lake to Wisconsin, and Chicago
...we sang in a park at the beach in Ludington
...we were invited onstage to sing at the House of Blues in Chicago
...our Sunday night concert was at the Salvation Army in Chicago, where members of the choir that sang at the
House of Blues joined us in several songs!
...it was determined that more cameras needed to be brought on tour.
For many of us, a "mountaintop" experience was
singing for the firemen at Hell's Kitchen Fire
Station in New York City.
They had lost many men on 9/11, and while they
received many visitors, no one had sung for them.
We sang "The Storm Is Passing Over"
one of the guys said
"They heard you"
|2004 Western Michigan
Our tour began with the first
(and only) mini-golf tournament.
we sang at a member's childhood
church in Grand Haven, and sang
a few songs at the restaurant at
we sang at an outdoor
concert in Muskegon...
there was a stop at an
ice cream parlor too!
|one member was
unable to go, so we
made and held
signs for her...
We sang at a wonderful Salvation Army, where
the congregation invited us to sing "good old West
Virginia hymns" with them--and we did!
|a stop at a nursing
wherever we go!
at a shelter
2006 TOUR TO NORTHERN MICHIGAN
singing at a rescue mission
a quick climb up
a great bus driver!
concert at an old schoolhouse
|and our two
members did a
little front porch
2007 TOUR TO LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY
we began our tour at a
nursing home in Ohio
helped with a church
service Sunday morning
and coffee hour,
2008 TOUR TO COLUMBUS
we sang at a Salvation Army, a community center, and even had a
picnic with a member's cousin and his family!
|look quickly! Jean is relaxing!
|LET ALL THE
sang at a wonderful Salvation Army
|Pictures of the 2009 Tours are
on the home page...
Pictures of the 2010 Tour to
Washington DC are currently