Saturday, 29 October 2011

Today...

Today is no ordinary day
Today is one that I'll always remember
Today it's no longer I but we
Today I get to build a home
Today things change for the better
Today I get a join a family
Today my family gets one person bigger
Today we throw a party
Today we celebrate what God has joined together
Today my best friend becomes my wife
Today I get a partner for life
Today is a very special day
I like today

Friday, 21 October 2011

Beats, loops and Sunday Meetings...


On Sunday i will be attempting something a tad different. We're constantly trying to think of creative things we can use to help stop us being stale musically and that people don't turn up already knowing exactly what's going to happen. We also want to use our creativity to help draw people closer to Jesus rather than taking attention away from Him.

What will be different this week is that we won't have a drum kit (though we will have a djembe), instead for the first 3 songs we'll be using beats & loops to create most of the rhythm for the songs. 

We'll see how it goes, just gotta hope Mr. Mac doesn't decide to switch off randomly!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Humble Pie strikes back

The humble pie has returned in full force. While covering Karen's duties of writing out the life group notes i managed to write this:

 "Community Lunch: On the 30th October after the morning meeting (12.45-3pm) we will be holding a community lunch at the church offices. There will be an African theme to the event with bring & share food, fellowship and the opportunity to learn some traditional “Gumboot” dancing, so bring your willies."

My bad... hopefully my embarrassing mistake brought a laugh or two out of you!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Keep Singing Of The Cross - released


So on Sunday we released the CD and gave them away for free. You can still grab a copy from the church office.

You can also download the album from this website:
 http://readingfamilychurch1.bandcamp.com/

Below is a player if you want to have a listen to some of the songs.




There is also a songbook which we've made up which you can download from here:
http://issuu.com/rfcmedia/docs/songbook



   



So after many months the CD is out, hope you enjoy listening to the songs!



Friday, 7 October 2011

They've arrived!

So we started the CD project back around February time and since then we've had a lot of recording sessions, many discussions about the CD & plenty of phone calls to production companies. The result is our first CD which arrived in its physical form today. You'll be able to grab a copy at the 10th Anniversary Meeting this Sunday. If you miss the event you'll be able to get your mittens on one by heading down into the church office.

If you're more of a digital kind of person you'll be able to download one off our newly formed bandcamp website. It'll be live this weekend and you'll find it here

Phew, i think i'll have a large cup of tea to celebrate...

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Download website

We're days away from the 10th Anniversary and I'm currently trying to finish building a bandcamp website so people can download the RFC album "Keep Singing Of The Cross". Hopefully we'll be able to keep updating it with new content in the following months & years. We aim to include some dance remixes of our songs as well as acoustic tracks and any future songs we write. Exciting times! Will let you know when it's live...