July 18th–Emily’s Musings

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July 18th–Emily’s Musings

There are many wonderful things about living in Nemaha County, and one of the biggest “perks” is the easy access to the area’s vibrant art scene!  Those who are unfamiliar with the region are surprised to learn this, but our little pocket of southeastern Nebraska is home to a wide variety of artists and fine arts-aficionados.  The Brownville Village Theater has been a venue for promising young drama students to show off their acting chops for over 50 summers, and the Brownville Concert Series brings Broadway-level talent to rural audiences.  Area galleries feature sculptures, pottery, glassworks, and paintings created by local talent, and there are many artists and musicians who call the Auburn area “home.”  

It’s a blessing to be surrounded by this level of talent, and that’s why Auburn First UMC is going to spend the rest of the summer celebrating the arts through our new worship series!  For the next six weeks, our “Beautiful Things” sermon series will focus on art in the Bible and throughout Christian history.  And best of all: we will be featuring a series of guest artists who will be joining us in worship and sharing their work with us!  It is going to be a fun and informative summer–you won’t want to miss the chance to see these talented women and men as they share their gifts with us! 

“Beautiful Things”–Schedule of Guest Artists

July 23rd—Nancy Moran (painting) http://www.nancyleemoran.com

July 30th—Terry and Renee Vice (broommaking and bluegrass music) http://www.sweetwaterbrooms.com

August 6th—Lilli Summerlin (violin)

August 13th—Students from Auburn Dance Academy  http://www.auburndancellc.com

August 20th—Dr. Chet Harper (theater)

August 27th—Brittany Jacoby (poetry)


Join us this July and August for an inspiring exploration of faith and beauty!


The image that accompanies this blog post is a painting called “Rejoice”, by artist and priest Sieger Koder (1925-2015).