Youth choir to perform at First Presbyterian

Print Article

(Courtesy photo) The Living Sacrifice Christian Ministry Choir of Spokane is presenting a concert with the Neema Youth Choir on Oct. 21 at First Presbyterian Church, 417 N. Fourth Ave.

The Living Sacrifice Christian Ministry Choir of Spokane will be presenting a concert Oct. 21 at First Presbyterian Church, 417 N. Fourth Ave.

The Neema Youth Choir is made up of children, refugees from countries in Africa, Sudan, Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, South Africa, and Tanzania. They range in age from 10 years to 17 years. Neema translate to “born in grace.”

All of these children came here with brothers and sisters, but only one child came with both parents; others came with mothers and aunts, the church said in a press release.

“Being in a new country with a different culture and language can be traumatizing, making for a difficult adjustment. Singing is therapeutic, a healing factor in their lives as they navigate the American culture,” the release states.

Most African style music is played using hand percussion instruments. Choir members are excited and eager to learn something new, so they gather once or twice a week to learn different instruments. A group goal is for each child to learn how to play all the instruments: drums, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and keyboard.

There has been a very positive response in Spokane to the children; the community loves their performances in The Spokane Folk Festival, Bloomsday events, and different churches on Sundays.

This Neema Youth Choir has been in existence since 2007, and officially as a choir since 2010. Similar choirs also exist in Fargo, N.D., and in Boise.

The congregation invites the community to join them for music, dance, and the joy of youth in our Sunday worship service.

Information: fpcsandpoint.org or 208-263-2047

Print Article

Read More Lifestyles

Best Shot - Oct. 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee If you have a picture you would like to see run as a Best Shot or I Took The Bee send it in to the Bonner County Daily Bee, P.O. Box 159, Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864; or drop them off at 310 Church St., ...

Comments

Read More

Bonner County Calendar - Oct. 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 ACTIVITIES KFRY Morning Show: 8-9 a.m., with Chris and Suzy, 88.5 FM. After God’s Heart: A community Bible study for women, 9 -11 a.m., North Summit Church, September through Ma...

Comments

Read More

Kid Weather - Oct. 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee (Waylon Hill, Priest River Elementary) ...

Comments

Read More

Bill’s Trading Post opens doors to community

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee 100 Years Ago — 1918 Local doctor sick in bed With Priest River’s one local doctor sick in bed with pneumonia and the doctors at Newport and Sandpoint busy themselves with incipient and pronounce...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2018 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X