Tuesday 11 February 2020

Roger's February 2020 eNews

Hi Folks!

Welcome to our bumper eNews for February 2020.  It is amazing that more than a whole month has passed already.  Sadly I experienced a little bit of sickness last weekend and was unable to spend Saturday with the New Life Together Choir in Kidderminster performing TORN CURTAIN.  Huge thanks to my team (including the entire CMM office staff) for stepping into the breach and leading a wonderful day, complete with an audience bursting at the seams!  Please be praying for TORN CURTAIN, because we are becoming aware that it is a musical that will be greatly used by the Lord, and as a result there may be some spiritual attack against it.

We are so excited that on Saturday 14th March we are hosting a special WORSHIP WORKS day at Holy Trinity, Lickey, on the southwest corner of Birmingham.  Do come and join us for the day as we will be presenting some new material.  The day is suitable for all congregation members, although there will be some parts of it aimed specifically for those who lead or chose worship music in church, but still good for everyone to hear!
To book online click here
To download a booking form to share at your church click here

If you are unable to make Saturday 14th March, we are holding another WORSHIP WORKS day in Burbage Methodist Church on Saturday 28th March in Leicestershire.  This day isn't specifically organised by us, but we know they would welcome anyone who wishes to come along.  Do get in touch with Rachel Cobb on repooclehcar@hotmail.com

We are thrilled to be leading a week at Lee Abbey based on our other 'works' book, SPIRIT WORKS from Monday 22nd June to Friday 26th June.  We can't think of a better place to spend time in worship, prayer and Bible study, allowing the Spirit to move and speak than in the beautiful surroundings of Lee Abbey.  If you are interested in coming, book here.

The CMM Choir came to the end of their run of SIMEON productions last night with a wonderful performance in Marston Green.  They are always on the lookout for new members, and their next run of rehearsals begin the first week of March.  Rehearsals led by Helen are on Monday evenings at Harborne Baptist Church, or rehearsals led by Annie are on Tuesday evenings at Christ Church Ward End.  Arrive from 7.15pm ish for refreshments, to start singing at 7.45pm.

This year the CMM Choir are celebrating their 25th anniversary, and to do so are performing a selection of their best and most meaningful pieces.  If you used to be part of the CMM Choir, you are invited to a special anniversary celebration afternoon tea and evening performance on Saturday 11th July at Christ Church, Burney Lane, Ward End.  If you would like to go, do get in touch with Annie - annieroutley@btinternet.com.

Some of you may be aware that South Birmingham Radio, the home of our HEART & SOUL radio show, has ceased broadcasting.  A number of former presenters and volunteers have come together to form a new station 'Brumside Radio' (really not our choice of name!), and so we hope to begin broadcasting again in March.  In the meantime we still have our back catalogue available on mixcloud through the CMM Blog, and Roger has put together a special tribute show to Nigel Swinford, who died earlier this year.  The interview with Nigel really was thrilling, so do listen if you are able - click here.

After a long break, CRE is at last returning to the West Midlands. Roger has been asked to participate in WORSHIP THURSDAY alongside Chris Bowater, Lou Fellingham and Sandra Godley, so if you are in the West Midlands, why not come along to the exhibition?  CMM's special slot will be at 12pm on Thursday 5th March in the Inflatable Theatre (whatever that means!).  For more details and to book, click here.

Finally, don't miss our newsletter - there's details of our diary in here, as well as all of our music weeks and how to book.

Upcoming events:
12/02 Worship evening, Harnhill Centre, Cirencester
29/02 ROCK-in-a-day, Pavilion Church Centre, Cheltenham
07-08/03 MARY MAGDALENE, Pulborough, Sussex
14/03 WORSHIP WORKS, Holy Trinity Lickey, Birmingham
28/03 WORSHIP WORKS, Hinckley Methodist Church, Leicestershire
04/04 JERUSALEM JOY-in-a-day, Cricklade
04/04 JERUSALEM JOY-in-a-day, Sandfields Methodist Church, Port Talbot
Contact events@cmm.org.uk for details on any of these.



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