MBL & Co. Summer Camp Shows

MBL & Co. is now in its 19th year, providing musical theatre performance opportunities for kids ages 5 – 18. Tina Khalil and Larry Loeber are always astounded by the great talent that the kids bring to their shows, and they know you will be, too. Here are the dates for the remaining shows this summer:

CAMP #3 MARVELOUS BROADWAY LIVE!  Our annual tribute to the music of Broadway, from the 1910s to the 2010s, ranging from classics by Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers to currenthits.

Two shows on Friday, July 20 1:30 and 7:00 p.m.

The next service opportunity is Tuesday, July 24th at 4pm

We always need 7-8 individuals and we welcome families with teenagers 14 years old or older to serve dinner at this United Methodist Outreach Ministry (UMOM) event. We leave CCOV at 4PM and are usually back around 7:30 PM.

“Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” 

This is your invitation to live and love as our faith calls us to do.

Plan to meet at CCOV and then carpool to Halle Women’s Center, 3424 East Van Buren.

Contact: Janet at 480-391-3905 with questions.

Program for Sunday, June 24th

Dorie Roepke grew up close to the Dragoon Mountains where the Cochise Stronghold existed.

She became interested in the spiritual beliefs of Native Americans.  Their beliefs were steeped in a spiritual existence.  Come and discuss the correlates to Christianity through the writings of Native American Chiefs.

Summer Services Begin on June 3rd

On Sunday, June 3rd we will return to our Summer tradition of informal, often educational, and joyous gatherings in Hayden Hall as an alternative to normal Sunday worship. We will begin at 10a as usual and we will share light snacks and informal talks in an effort to gain a closer Christian bond with each other through fellowship.

On June 3, the topic will be “My Mother’s/Father’s Child.”  The scriptures we will cover can be found in Proverbs 22:6 and Ephesians 6:4.  Dorie will be our leader.

Our Pastor, Sandi Anthony, will lead a communion service on June 10.

On June 17, Bob Simington will lead a discussion on “What is your concept of God?” This is a good opportunity for us to share our understanding of God and to learn from each other on this interesting topic.

On July 1, Gary Wolfe will begin a series, “Getting to Know You.”  This is a series that will acquaint other members about lives of individuals in our congregation.

Stay tuned for more information as our schedule evolves. Please contact Dorie if you are interesting in sharing or leading in one of these sessions.

Dorie Roepke

Program Coordinator

The Next Service Opportunity is Tuesday, May 22, at 4PM

We always welcome and need 7-8 individuals including families with teenagers 14 years old or older to serve dinner at this United Methodist Outreach Ministry (UMOM) event. We leave CCOV at 4PM and are usually back around 7:30 PM.

“Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.”

This is your invitation to live and love as our faith calls us to do.

Plan to meet at CCOV and then carpool to Halle Women’s Center, 3424 East Van Buren.

Contact: Janet at 480-391-3905 with questions.

Guest Soloist May 6th – Nikolaus Flickinger

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nikolaus Flickinger received his Master’s of Oboe Performance degree from Arizona State University.  Nikolaus plays second oboe and English Horn for the West Valley Symphony.  He also plays oboe for Phoenix Opera.  He is member of the active chamber group Mill Avenue Chamber Players.  Before Arizona Nikolaus attended the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, where he received his Bachelor’s degree.

Nikolaus’s previous performance experiences have been with the Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Orchesta Sinfonica de la UANL in Monterrey, Mexico, Arizona Opera, Flagstaff Symphony, American Institue of Musical Studies Orchestra in Graz, Austria, Mesa Symphony, Musica Nova Orchestra, and Sarasota Festival Orchestra.   Nikolaus is currently Adjunct Faculty at Glendale Community College and Mesa Community College.  He is also the primary oboe specialist at Arizona School for the Arts, and enjoys his own private studio.  Nikolaus is also owner and founder of the online oboe reed company OBONIK, where is specializes in handmade oboe and English Horn reeds.

The Next Service Opportunity is Tuesday, April 24, at 4PM

We always welcome and need 7-8 individuals including families with teenagers 14 years old or older to serve dinner at this United Methodist Outreach Ministry (UMOM) event. We leave CCOV at 4PM and are usually back around 7:30 PM.

“Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.”

This is your invitation to live and love as our faith calls us to do.

Plan to meet at CCOV and then carpool to Halle Women’s Center, 3424 East Van Buren.

Contact: Janet at 480-391-3905 with questions.

Sunday, April 1, Easter Service at 10AM

Internationally acclaimed soloist Katarzyna Honsberger will join us for Easter this year. Kat has performed frequently with the Phoenix Opera including their productions of Aida, Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Die Zauberflote, and La Traviata. Anyone that has been captivated by her incredible voice will realize how truly memorable this service will be. While Kat’s bio lists mainly her opera accomplishments, she also performs a wide spectrum of music from the Broadway musicals of Cole Porter to the theater compositions of Jerome Kern along with an opera aria and mesmerizing vocal and piano duets.

Guest Musician on March 4th

Gabe Kovach will be our guest musician on March 4th. He and Larry will be performing Mozart’s 3rd Horn Concerto. Gabriel, born in Philadelphia, PA, is active as both a chamber and orchestral musician. Mr. Kovach has been Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony since 2006.