Most Christians love to sing. Even those who don’t do it well usually still enjoy it. Who knows, maybe they’re just trying to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord,” (Psalm 100) and they’re taking it too literally! (Ha!)
Last month, Kiley Miller started a ministry of singing once a month with some of Northside’s homebound senior members. Her goal is to encourage these older saints by singing with them, something they don’t often get to enjoy since they’re not able to meet together and sing with the rest of the church regularly.
Older people often have memory challenges, but it’s not uncommon for them to be able to recall the lyrics of old, dearly-loved hymns.
On the last Sunday of April, a group of 20 Northsiders went to visit and sing with Harold Hadley and Helen Atterbury, who both now live at Presbyterian Manor. According to Ruth Lowrey, Helen’s daughter, they were greatly encouraged by this visit.
If you would like to encourage some of our senior saints through singing, please join Kiley and other volunteers on Sunday, May 21, at 2 PM in the north church parking lot. The singing should be finished by 3:30 PM.