Sunday November 12th

 

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Our Church will be hosting a Gymanfa Ganu (a Welsh Hymn Sing) here in Beaver Dam On November 12th at 2:30 PM… it is open to the community and it is an event you will not want to miss!!!   

It will be followed by “Te Bach,” a Welsh tea time with cookies and sandwiches.

It is sponsored by the Welsh Gymanfa Ganu Association of Wisconsin

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This Wednesday & Sunday…

94f5fb3760d3d710e1267762adf45f7e--drawing-skills-funny-cartoonsIt doesn’t look feasible to repair the old furnace (56 years old)…. and we will not have heat in the sanctuary this week either Wednesday or Sunday.

However, the fellowship hall in the basement is holding enough heat in to keep it at 65 degrees. So on Wednesday evening… the Teens & Ladies’ Bible study room has a space heater in it, that should keep it comfortable.  Ginny is still going to have her Prophecy class at bookmark_sweaterlady5:00 pm and Val will have the Ladies Bible Study at 7:00 pm. We will still have the dinner at 6:00 pm but you might want to bring a sweater. I will also show a film, the testimony of Tony Dungy as planned.

As far as Sunday goes, we will see how the temperature holds out in the basement – but we won’t be having our usual service in the sanctuary. We will try to have a service in the fellowship hall… we will remove the praisekidz class dividers and set up some chairs.

Please pray with us as we try to get through this challenging transition. God is still good!

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What is Cymanfa Ganu??

 

glass_stairs1_chorusA tradition in Wales is festivals of singing hymns in chapels. These are, in Welsh, ‘Cymanfa Ganu’.

In Wales, more than a thousand Cymanfa Ganu are held each year. These take place in virtually every village and town in Wales.

Cymanfa Ganus are held across the world – wherever people of Welsh heritage live.

Once a year, a four-day North American Festival of Wales (a Gymanfa Ganu, commonly just referred to as a National) is held in North America over the Labor Day weekend. The four-day festival opens on Thursday night with a Noson Lawen, which some call a Welsh Amateur Night. The weekend continues with an evening banquet on Friday and a Saturday concert, generally featuring a Welsh male voice choir and soloists, both from Wales.

Sunday is the defining day of the four-day festival which begins with a bilingual church and memorial service. After a brief intermission, this service is followed by afternoon and evening sessions of the Gymanfa Ganu itself.  A unique feature of the gymanfa ganu is the seating separation of alto, soprano, tenor, and bass singers into sections for the four part harmony singing. And while the Gymanfa Ganu is conducted with the dignity of a church service, it is not unknown for the musical conductor to stop the singing when one or more of the voice sections wanders from the desired harmony and needs special attention.  Interspersed between the formal proceedings are frequent sessions of spontaneous singing of favorite hymns.

Our Church will be hosting a Gymanfa Ganu here in Beaver Dam On November 12th at 2:30 PM it is open to the community and it is an event you will not want to miss!!!   It will be followed by “Te Bach,” a Welsh tea time with cookies and sandwiches.

It is sponsored by the Welsh Gymanfa Ganu Association of Wisconsin