Winter Fest 2018: February 11-13, 2018

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UMC Preston Hollow invites and welcomes the community to share in this enriching opportunity: Winter Fest 2018, from February 11-13, 2018!

The schedule for Winter Fest 2018 will be as follows:

Sunday, February 11, 2018

10:30 a.m.
 On Sunday morning, February 11, 2018, Dr. Zan W. Holmes, Jr. will be our guest preacher.  A renowned preacher, teacher, and pastor, Dr. Holmes served as Senior Pastor of St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church in Dallas for 28 years.  For 24 of those years he also served as professor of preaching at Perkins School of Theology at SMU.

Prior to going to St. Luke, he led the former Dallas Metropolitan District as Superintendent. At the same time he also served as an elected member of Texas House of Representatives in Austin.   In 2001, he was recognized as one of the Civil Rights Movement‘s “Invisible Giants” in the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute in Selma, Alabama.

Dr. Holmes is widely known for his role as narrator and host of the Disciple Bible Study video series produced by Abingdon Press (Disciple 1). He also served on the Board of Regents of the University of Texas from 1991 to 1997.  In 2012, the Dallas Independent School District named the groundbreaking, state of the art Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School in his honor.

Dr. Holmes presence and preaching along with rousing music from our Chancel Choir will create a wonderful worship celebration for February 11 at 10:30 a.m.

7:00 p.m.
Lovers Lane Jazz Band will kick off Preston Hollow’s “Winter Fest 2018” events Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the church’s Sanctuary.

Lovers Lane Jazz Band is a ministry of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church (LLUMC) whose mission is to glorify and spread the Word of God through its music in worship and concerts, at LLUMC and at other churches and charity events. It is a volunteer organization whose members are dedicated to this mission and constantly seek to give God the best of their musical talents to better praise and worship God.

The Lovers Lane Jazz Band was formed early in 1992 when Director of Music Terry Price put an ad in the church bulletin asking for musicians to form a “Big Band.” It seems that Terry had promised the Bishop that he would have a band for Annual Conference in June! The responses poured in, and before long a complete Big Band (a very big one) was formed and rehearsals began. The early stages of the band brought a new meaning to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord.”

The band is comprised of volunteers from all walks of life who commit a lot of time and energy to this group. The Jazz Band plays for worship services at Lovers Lane UMC several times a year and for special services in other churches throughout the area. They have played for charity benefits and campaign kickoffs, the United Methodist General Conference in Denver, the maximum security prison in Palestine, Texas, and even several venues in both Moscow and Volgograd, Russia. In 2007 they hosted the Sacred Jazz Festival bringing together jazz bands from all over the nation and headlined by Denver and the Mile High Orchestra.

They also have two recordings to their credit: “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” and “Sonrise.”

Monday, February 12, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Award-winning actress/singer Denise Lee will perform at Preston Hollow UMC’s “Winter Fest 2018” Monday, February 12, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the church’s Sanctuary. Her powerful voice, warm, friendly demeanor, and her sassy performance style has charmed theater, nightclub and television audiences for more than three decades. Her musical magic has also delighted international crowds at clubs in Shanghai, Beijing, Switzerland and France.

When left to her own devices, Lee performs cabaret style. Denise Lee Onstage, in partnership with Fair Park Dallas, produces a Cabaret Series at the Women’s Building in Fair Park and Two Corks and a Bottle. The Series features Texas based and nationally known artists. She also created the Dallas Cabaret Festival. Lee was named Sammons Center for the Arts Cabaret Artist of the Year and Dallas Voice Reader’s Voice Awards Best Actress.  Her cabaret show “Too Old, Too Fat, Too Black-Songs I’ll Never Sing on Broadway,” brought a record number of more than 500 attendees to the Women’s Building. She was awarded the 2015 and 2016 Broadway World Dallas Award for Best Cabaret Performer.

Denise is also very involved in community. She is the founder of Change the Perception (CTP), an organization whose purpose is to break down the barriers that divide our community. CTP sponsors Community Conversation. These monthly meetings in Dallas and Fort Worth are open and invite people from all walks of life and culture to talk TO each other and not AT each other so that we can find ways to peacefully live WITH each other.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

7:00 p.m.
WFAA Broadcast Meteorologist Colleen Coyle will come to UMC Preston Hollow to give us all the latest in what to expect in North Texas weather, with anticipated trends for late winter and the coming spring storm season. Ask the questions you’ve always wanted to discuss with a real meteorologist. Majoring in meteorology and business at Georgia Tech, Ms. Coyle graduated first in her class.

Gifted both in meteorology and in the broadcast arts, Ms. Coyle will respond to all the questions you’ve always wanted to ask a weather person but never had the chance to ask.

We are collecting your questions in the office and will have question slips in the bulletin again this coming Sunday. This will be a great informal time information regarding your questions and about what to expect in the rest of winter and the outlook for the upcoming spring storm season.

At 6:00 p.m., desserts will be available to all in the Fellowship Hall.