Monday, November 23, 2009


On November 20th, Brotherhood was the musical guests at Sanctuary Church of God. It was Sr. Thanksgiving dinner and were grateful for the invite to share the love of God. And... to share food and fellowship with our new, extended family.

Since the days of the pilgrim, Thanksgiving has centered around appreciation and giving thanks to our heavenly Father for all His provisions. It's also about family and togetherness which Brotherhood strongly felt that evening. We shared a table with the pastor and his wife who were about to celebrate their 1 year anniversary as pastor of the congregation.

As the concert progressed, it was evident that Brotherhood's program was focussed on heaven and our eternal reward with Him. We added some special songs such as "When We All Get To Heaven" and a full rendition of "I've Got a Mansion". These people really were excited about heaven as they sang along and lifted their hands toward the sky! Afterwards, we chatted with some dear folks by our product table and discovered connections with some of our home states of Michigan and New York.

It IS a small, small world... but we serve a mighty, big God!! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 6, 2009


After a schedule fix, Brotherhood finally was able to minister at Calvary Towers last night. Although it was a cool Orlando evening, the fire was getting started inside. PA technical issues were not going to hinder or dampen our spirits. God was faithful and, as a team, we worked out the problem right before concert time.

Phil experienced throat problems earlier this week and the program was tailored to conserving his voice; he was also sharing the word. Praise God, he felt great and after the first song had no vocal issues! In fact, he said he never felt better!! The voices of John, Dan & Mel provide the rich balanced quartet sound we all enjoy and savor. As they say, "practice makes perfect".

Brotherhood's mixture of new gospel ("Give It Away") and old time favorites ("Sweeter As The Days Go By") were a crowd pleaser. "Hymns Of Faith", a song written by John, was well received and everyone was encouraged to join in on their favorites. Phil's message dealt with staying active in God's work and be a disciple at any age. There is no retirement for a Christian! Just share the love of God and not hide it "under a bushel"... just give it away!! Until next time...