The vast majority of my hours are spent in service to First Baptist Greenville. You found me, brought me to Greenville, and compensate me for the gifts I share with you. During my eight years in Greenville, however, I’ve been honored to share slivers of my time with other boards and organizations. These organizations have contributed to the life of our community and have contributed to my sense of purpose as well. While all cannot be listed here, some bear mentioning today.
I have served as a member of and chair of the Greenville Gay Men’s Chorus Board. This chorus has experienced a resurgence in recent years under the direction of Shelton Ridge Love – our church organist. This Summer, they will embark on a short tour of the San Francisco Bay area representing both Greenville and our church in multiple venues. This Friday, May 13, at 7:00pm, they will be performing here – at First Baptist Greenville. There is no admission fee, but donations will be received to undergird the Summer Tour and the chorus’ annual budget.
I have also served on the Advisory Council of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Imagine my pride when they performed with the Eagles last week at Bon Secour Wellness Arena. It was amazing! This weekend, May 14-15, they will be presenting Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 at the Peace Center. If you’ve never attended a symphony concert or if you haven’t attended in a while, get a ticket for a performance this Saturday or Sunday. It will be amazing, too.
I’m running out of space, but I need to mention the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC). While serving on the MAC board, I was able to participate in the funding of numerous programs and artists that broadly and deeply enrich the culture of Greenville. As I wandered through Artisphere this past weekend, I was grateful for MAC’s role in keeping the arts alive in our city.
I love that we generously give our time, talent and resources to the work of our church. I also love that we actively participate in the good work of our community.