St. George’s United Church is pleased to announce another group for its “Sunday Sessions,” a new initiative to showcase and support the local musical community, while also supporting one of the church’s charitable partners. In April, Luke Blu Guthrie hosted “Spirituals in Spring,” raising $250 for the Eureka Support Society.
The May 5th Sunday Session, from 4-5pm, will feature “Michael Eddy & Friends,” a seven-piece band fronted by two charismatic singers, horns and a solid rhythm section.
The band has put together their favorite Canadian songs by legends, such as Leonard Cohen, Allister MacGillivray, Oscar Peterson, and others. Expect themes of longing, mercy, and freedom from discrimination, in uplifting Celtic folk songs, ballads, blues and joyful gospel jazz.
The band includes many well-known performers from the Comox Valley music scene: Michael Eddy, Jacki Zbirun, Maureen O’Hearn, Don MacKay, Rob Peterson, Jeff Agopsowicz, and Dareios Katsanikakis.
Event admission is by donation, with 25 percent of the donations going to the Eureka Support Society, and 75 percent to the artist.
St. George’s will provide refreshments and an invitation to meet and mix with performers.
This program is intended as a way for St. George’s to affirm its support for and bless the Comox Valley Arts Community.
Located in the heart of downtown Courtenay at 505 6th Street, St. George’s United Church is a spiritually vibrant, inclusive, justice-seeking community of faith that has been changing lives in the Comox Valley for over a century. Its vision is to be a Christian Church that is a beacon of God’s love and hope in the community, doing so through unconditional welcome, spiritual transformation, and reaching out in love for the common good.
The regular Sunday service is at 10:30 am, featuring lively music, a relevant message, and a vibrant children’s program.