Sunday, November 30, 2003

Faith matters



Choir cuts a CD

FLORENCE - The 70-member worship choir at Florence Baptist Church has released its first professionally produced compact disc.

The choir was invited to work with Nashville producer Phil Barfoot to make High Praises, a 10-track CD featuring eight soloists from the church.

"It was an extremely exciting thing to do," said the Rev. Philip Hearn, choir director at the 1,000-member church, located at 283 Main St., Florence. "We've never had an experience like this."

The choir, which each year performs the seasonal productions, "The Florence Passion Play," "Celebrate America" and "The Christmas Celebration," has sold half of the 1,200 compact discs.

Hearn said the CD also provides an important outreach ministry to reach people through music and bring them into the church.

Nativity comes to Cheviot

CHEVIOT - City officials and community leaders will preside over this city's 40th annual Nativity scene dedication today.

The ceremony is 6:30 p.m. at 3916 Harrison Ave., where the cr╦che is located.

Mayor J. Michael Laumann, who retires this year after 20 years of service, will introduce guests.

Area choirs will provide music.




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