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Photo: Front row (L-R): Lauren Myers, Rebecca Choi, Sharada Weaver, Yejin Kim. Back row (L-R): Matthew Smucker, Julian Harnish, Jonah Yoder, Aidan Friesen (Photo by Sadie Gustafson-Zook)
Parables, Goshen (Indiana) College’s worship ensemble, combines music, original drama and personal stories to create an engaging worship experience in congregations and other venues.
The program for 2017-18 is developed by the eight student members, with direction and leadership from Professor of Music Debra Detwiler Brubaker and administrative support from Dan Koop Liechty, Director of Alumni and Career Networks. Using dramas, personal faith stories and music from across the globe, the program will reflect on the theme “Together As One,” focusing on diversity within community and community in the midst of diversity.
The students will share their own personal parables of times in their lives when they have experienced God directly and profoundly. The stories speak of emotional healing of self and others, serendipitous encounters that showed the activity of God in their lives, and times in their lives when service to others has been a direct channel to the Divine. Some of these stories are dramatized. A children’s story is included, and an offertory is also available if needed.
2017-18 schedule for Parables:
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